The 5th Annual BLF / Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest

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Congratulations on getting another one going. No promises as those are already tied up but if I can I’ll see what I can do after other commitments are fulfilled.

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Subscribed to learn Wink Good work to the participants! Cool

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bump!

Weekend is here – let’s see some more build threads started!! Beer

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Unfortunately, I don’t have access to tools this year. But I am looking forwards to following all your builds!

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fritz15 wrote:
Unfortunately, I don’t have access to tools this year. But I am looking forwards to following all your builds!

Lame excuse.. In that case you can do it with bare hands and get extra points! Smile

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FmC wrote:
bump!

Weekend is here – let’s see some more build threads started!! Beer


Your right. Unfortunately times short. I’m not sure whether to build a light I may finish or one I wont finish when l get a start. Facepalm

 

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My thread for the 2017 OL comp build.

All the best to everyone that has entered. I’m really looking forward to your builds.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55910

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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MRsDNF wrote:
My thread for the 2017 OL comp build.

All the best to everyone that has entered. I’m really looking forward to your builds.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55910

Great! We are looking forward to your build too. Machine made?

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Yes. Machine made. Thumbs Up

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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I’m going to try and get one entered this year. Even though I’m not planning on using a mill or lathe, or any precision cutting machines, I think I’m going to end up in the machine made category.

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Joat wrote:
I’m going to try and get one entered this year. Even though I’m not planning on using a mill or lathe, or any precision cutting machines, I think I’m going to end up in the machine made category.

I’ve just spent the last 1/2 hour on my build with an angle grinder…. not much precision there either Steve

Good to see another entrant. There’s still two months to go, plenty of time to get a build going! Party

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FmC wrote:
Joat wrote:
I’m going to try and get one entered this year. Even though I’m not planning on using a mill or lathe, or any precision cutting machines, I think I’m going to end up in the machine made category.

I’ve just spent the last 1/2 hour on my build with an angle grinder…. not much precision there either Steve

Good to see another entrant. There’s still two months to go, plenty of time to get a build going! Party

Do it! You never fail to impress. Thumbs Up

Best wishes to everyone who is working on an entry!

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I might be able to come up with a little something this year in the hand made category Wink

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Joat wrote:
I’m going to try and get one entered this year. Even though I’m not planning on using a mill or lathe, or any precision cutting machines, I think I’m going to end up in the machine made category.

Thanks for joining in the fun. It matters little what you use to build your light. Its just good to challenge yourself with whatever you have and we all enjoy watching the processes we go through. Beer

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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I’ll give it a shot this year too.
No ideas yet though..

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Good to see you in the mix again, Jerommel Thumbs Up

I’m seriously winging it this time – I’ve spent more time failing on a particular part, it’s not funny…& I have to spend more time posting up the string of failure… Facepalm

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Just in case anyone missed the link added in the first post, I am in and my build link is located here.

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Is it possible to enter the OptoFire build I finished a few months ago into the hand made category?
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55370
Or does the flashlight need to be specifically built from the start for the competition?

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You need to start building after the competition starts, not a previously made light.

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CRX wrote:
You need to start building after the competition starts, not a previously made light.

Oooh I see, I thought it started after the previous one ended so you had a year to build.
Never mind then Smile
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Enderman wrote:
CRX wrote:
You need to start building after the competition starts, not a previously made light.

Oooh I see, I thought it started after the previous one ended so you had a year to build.
Never mind then Smile

Don’t give up so easily. You can still enter and build something new. We have excellent sportsmanship in this “contest”. We help each other if needed. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, or even for spare parts. Several of us have plenty of those too. Facepalm

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Enderman wrote:
CRX wrote:
You need to start building after the competition starts, not a previously made light.
Oooh I see, I thought it started after the previous one ended so you had a year to build. Never mind then Smile

That was just me that didn’t stop building lights after last years comp Big Smile

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Don’t give up so easily. You can still enter and build something new. We have excellent sportsmanship in this “contest”. We help each other if needed. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, or even for spare parts. Several of us have plenty of those too. Facepalm

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DavidEF wrote:

Don’t give up so easily. You can still enter and build something new. We have excellent sportsmanship in this “contest”. We help each other if needed. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, or even for spare parts. Several of us have plenty of those too. Facepalm

Not in two months time Sad I still need to finalize my 3d design and budget.
Also I need to check if my design is patent-able and possibly hire a patent attorney to check that it hasn’t been created already.
Once it is patent pending (or I find out it can’t be patented) then I will be able to make forum posts about it Smile
So maybe for next year’s competition it will be ready…
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Does my homemade BLF GT prototype count? It was, after all, the first functional prototype… Big Smile

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Multifunctional, I like it LOL

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Is that what they call a ‘toilet plunger’ light? Facepalm

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Question:. In the hand made class would it be okay to use a woodworking router to round wood edges or maybe cut a groove??

This is the one … http://www.rockler.com/porter-cable-1-3-4-hp-d-handle-router-model-691?u...

Thank you.

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In my book it would be ok but I’m not a judge or the head honcho running the show. Silly

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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I’m working on other (house) stuff for a couple of days and we’ll see what shakes out.

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MtnDon wrote:
Question:. In the hand made class would it be okay to use a woodworking router to round wood edges or maybe cut a groove??

Approved. Go ahead.

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