MtnDon's Hand Made Class, 8th Annual BLF/OL contest entry

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The little 348 looks like its ready to pounce at any time ambushing something or someone from its little hideaway. Big Smile

 

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More pictures. I believe this is now complete, but I could be wrong. I reserve the right to make changes and update this anytime before the contest closes. I will be doing a video displaying the functioning light but that has to wait until some evening when I can have a little darkness.

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Well done MtnDon Wink
It looks super gorgeous!
You have your own “brand” here on BLF with the wood construction and this is surely a nice adition to it Thumbs Up

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MascaratumB wrote:
Well done MtnDon Wink It looks super gorgeous! You have your own “brand” here on BLF with the wood construction and this is surely a nice adition to it Thumbs Up

Thank you so much!

In case I did not mention this before, the front end is osage orange, as is the other lighter colored band near the tail. The striped tailend piece is bocote and everything else is bloodwood. No stains or dyes were used. The wood was sprayed with three coats of satin finish clear lacquer after being sanded with 400 grit sandpaper.

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I am not a great video producer. But, I made two attempts tonight. Part of my trouble is that I only have the camera in my phone and the auto levels feature of that tries to even out the rise and fall of the crescendo firmware.

The second video includes having the light I made in the view.

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Very nice build, Sir Thumbs Up

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I’m getting This Video Unavailable.

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Very nice MtnDon Thumbs Up The various wood types gives it alot of character. Great job on your competition build, I believe you hit all the requirements spot on. Beer

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I’m getting This Video Unavailable.

Sorry, I messed up but they should work for anyone now.

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Love the finished product MtnDon. Its a real credit to your skills. Smile 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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Great job. Really nice looking light .

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Well done Don! I imagine the shape and feel of that wood makes it comfortable to hold..?

  

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Well done Don! I imagine the shape and feel of that wood makes it comfortable to hold..?

It is a nice size, a nice comfortable grip.

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MtnDon wrote:
More pictures. I believe this is now complete, but I could be wrong. I reserve the right to make changes and update this anytime before the contest closes. I will be doing a video displaying the functioning light but that has to wait until some evening when I can have a little darkness.
[pics snipped]

You can, of course, change it later, too! Those changes just won’t be part of the competition though Silly

Gosh, that’s a pretty light. I’m still jealous of woodworking skills (yours and others’).

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Still 2 weeks left if you want to change it MtnDon Wink

  

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Naw…. the idea is still bouncing around in my head though. It brought new challenges and I have a few other things that were deemed more important. So, I can say my entry remains the same as it was back in post #123

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You are the wood flashlight master! Looks awesome.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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One thing we can rely on when we see a MtnDon project is that it will be of the highest quality of workmanship, you didn’t let us down…..
I really love seeing the skill you have manipulating wood, metal etc, all that sort of thing is waaay above me. Each one is like a piece of art.
The stuff you cook up 99% of us would never dream of doing, such imagination.
You should be very proud of another extraordinary build. Well done indeed. Thumbs Up

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Wow that is some really good looking woodworking. Far beyond what I thought a wooden flashlight could be. Great job!

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