Made From Scratch Brass Millipede EDC (4th annual competition entry)

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Made From Scratch Brass Millipede EDC (4th annual competition entry)

If there was a prize for the person who farted around the most before getting started on this project it’d be to me for sure. That said, hopefully if I get up early enough tomorrow, don’t take any phone calls, and steer clear of the internet, I will be able to turn this hunk of brass into a flashlight in time.


First the pill.


Now the bezel.

Some body work.

Body and tail are one piece, bored straight through the center for a 14500.

A piece of copper with a button on the inside is pressed into the tail for battery neg contact.


Now that the machining is done its time for the light engine.


I should have the full body shots, and beam pictures ready to go on Monday.

EDIT: 10/31


This is the best I could do for beam shots since its not dark here LOL!

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Full spec:

Brass/Copper body
AR coated glass lens over 3x SS optic
3x Cree XPG3 2C on Noctigon
FET driver with Guppy2drv
14500 powered
1800 OTF lumens

Talk about cutting this one close!!!

Thanks again for doing this project everyone.

In Him (Jesus Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
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Edited by: vestureofblood on 10/31/2016 - 20:38
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I been waiting all this time! Don't disappoint me now!laughing

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Gotta see this!

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Sounds like me, I spent 3 or 4 solid weekends, 16 or 17 hours a day trying to build my light in the contest 2 years ago. Hence my not entering since. Everything takes a lot longer than it seems it should. Good luck.

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Will monitor your activity on BLF tomorrow, I expect silence! Wink

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Awesome interested and subscribed

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do I see 16 emitters?

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Ronin42 wrote:
do I see 16 emitters?

Ya, you do. But there’s no way I’m getting em in this light. That’s just how many I had in the package LOL!

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Some progress added. I will post beam shots and fully assembled light pics on Monday.

In Him (Jesus Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
http://asflashlights.com/ Everyday Carry Flashlights, plus Upgrades for Maglite.

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Looks great so far, Matt!

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Very pretty. I like the copper plug.

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Dang, you did all that in less than a day, looks awesome.

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Awesome work ! What about a switch ?

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Is it going to be a twisty?

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Makes me wanta buy a lathe now, damn you…..
Looks nice

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That light is gorgeous!! Love

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With no driver spring I would guess twisty.

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Your machining and finish looks perfect vob. lts good to see you hit the finish line running. I’m looking forward to the assembled pics. Beer

 

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Thanks for the support everyone!! Yes, it’s a twisty….:)

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Lovely light Thumbs Up

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Competition is tough enough in hand made, I’m glad I’m not up against the real thing since hand made is all I’ll ever have.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Oops. I forgot about not editing after the deadline and just fixed 2 broken links in my thread. They were links and I added the on each end to make them pictures.

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Wow that looks great!

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FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (second favorite)
FW1A, LH351D 3500k (third favorite)
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FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
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WOW gorgeous light.

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I hope my wife doesn’t find out that there’s a light out there more beautiful than she is. The styling is second to none. Beer

 

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50 lashes with a wet noodle and no desert. Silly

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great work vob .nice little pocket warmer.

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Very nice work indeed! Beer

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Shame brass tarnishes, looks lovely though when nice and shiny!

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It polishes up pretty quickly though. It’s heavy but stronger than aluminum so walls can be made much thinner. This and it’s ability to braze or solder are what made mine possible so I have to say I’m a fan of the stuff. Doesn’t hurt to see it tooled by a pro either, it took serious skill to turn out something like this in such a limited amount of time.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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