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Very sorry to hear about your dog. That is a tearful event.

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Really sorry to hear about your puppy. Sad

 

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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Thanks guys.

I worked some more on the body today. Sorry no video to go with it. I found a number of flaws with the body and I’m not really happy with it but I don’t have any bar stock on hand to do it again. Nearly all the flaws are a result of the work I did yesterday. Another thing that came to mind is I don’t have a pocket clip to put on it. I’ll see if I can order one in time to finish before the due date.

Flaw #1 – seams in the knurling, plus it should’ve been knurled a little closer to the tail end. BTW I used the same knurling wheel, I just didn’t keep rolling until the lattice pattern showed and got dots instead.

Flaw #2 – I used a rounded cutting bit to get that nice rounded shape at each end of the knurling. At the tail end there is a ridge where I didn’t complete the cut properly.

Flaw #3 – I don’t know if it was in the chuck set up or the drill bit wandered but the boring didn’t turn out concentric at the tail end (tail end has a lot of problems doesn’t it).

It looks like the final length (when I get the tail done) will be longer than an AT40 but hopefully not quite as long as an E14

I think that’s not bad considering the fat driver and long’ish set up of a reflector.

Just the tail to make now. Then I can assemble it.

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It’s good to see you pushing through with the build, despite the sad news.

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I don’t think I’m up to making any more videos. Even I have to admit they’re not that interesting.

I have a tail now … Big Smile If you look back at the very first pic of all the parts you’ll see the bar stock has knurling at each end. This is one of those ends. I nearly ran out of stock Facepalm I seem to have produced a fair amount of waste.


Some of the threads look dirty because I used some metal polish to work the threads and smooth out the gritty feel. There’s also a few things to clean up like cutting the tail to exact size and a recess for the o-ring etc… Once it’s all cleaned up then I can start assembling and soldering. Nearly there Smile

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Very nice!

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Looks terrific pp. Love the style. 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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Looking nice!!

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I nearly ran out of stock Facepalm I seem to have produced a fair amount of waste.

You should have seen the amount of wood dust and chips I produced making all the small pieces for my lantern. Wink

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I got copper fever LOL

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Wonder what the scrap value is? I save copper cutoffs from all the solar system wiring I do. If I strip the insulation the last batch brought almost $2.50 a pound.

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Hmm… Aluminium, copper and wood. Sounds like something Moose would use in one build Grad

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That Moose guy sounds like an old fool. Facepalm

 

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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Au contraire, it takes talent to mash all those into one build. Much like this one

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Mostly done with this light now. Lathe work is all done. Driver has a little heatsink plaster to hold it in place. Led is soldered. Tail is finished. It turned out longer than I was expecting but at least it can take protected cells as well as tail stand. The UI of this driver (FX-35) is not so good (H-L-S), if it was just H-L I would be happy with that.

Quick beam shot with the phone. Sorry I didn’t notice the reflection of light in the glass door until I looked on the pc. It has a smaller spill and hotspot than the E14 and AT40

E14

AT40

The only thing left is a pocket clip. I found one on hand but I’m not sure if this one will be strong enough for a light this size.

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Good to see your torch finished pp. Congratulations.
With the clip you used I double up on them as they bend very easily. Two fixes that problem.

 

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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Good to see another build coming to fruition Thumbs Up

Congrats on finishing the light Beer

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MRsDNF wrote:
Good to see your torch finished pp. Congratulations.
With the clip you used I double up on them as they bend very easily. Two fixes that problem.

That’s a great idea. I never would have thought of that. Especially since this is the only one I have on hand Facepalm

I’ll order some more, if it gets here on time great, if not then I think it still qualifies as finished.

Thanks guys Smile

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Looks complete to me. Smile Great!

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
Hmm… Aluminium, copper and wood. Sounds like something Moose would use in one build Grad

Also reminds me of a longtime member we haven’t seen in a while Sad
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Yes, another sadly missed member. RBD was very clever and skilful. 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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Ah yes, another master builder. I am but a grasshopper… Grad

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well done pp. soz about your pooch

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Very nice! Great EDC, I guess.

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Flashy Mike wrote:
Very nice! Great EDC, I guess.

Thanks. It’s a little large for my edc preferences but I suppose it could be an edc.

Thanks lostheplot.

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