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Rdubya’s OL contest entry

!{height:00px; width:500px}https://i.imgur.com/bJ306K0.mp

Trying to get this going . https://i.imgur.com/ConmqEO.jpg

The driver is a dr.Jones HI7F w/ lucid rev 2 which I had since early 2019 so it needs used . Samsung LH351D U6-5000k , which I think is just as old Car looks 10511 that I apparently switched with something else 2 forward clickies , not sure which gets used yet …and various other pieces

I started on the pill . All done except attaching LEDs to it . I don’t have a tap small enough , thought maybe a couple small pins in the holes would work but haven’t tried yet. I took pics and some video but I’m having a hard time loading them here .

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Welcome to the contest!
What is the thing that frustrates you about it?

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Not the contest , loading pics on here

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I’ve been frustrated at various points, every contest I have entered.

Looking forward to see your entry.

Hand or machine made or a mod??

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Rdubya18 wrote:
Not the contest , loading pics on here

ibb.co?

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Pictures need to be hosted someplace and then a link used to make them appear here. There’s a help topic on that but I’m still looking for it. It;s easy once you know how

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Machine made . Not as hard as using this computer

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I right clicked on that image, selected copy image address. Then went to the write post field here on BLF, clicked the insert image icon and pasted what I copied into the first field in the window that opened. I set 77% as relative width

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Not sure there’s a way to post a video inline that isn’t youtube or something. I got your link to work by adding a “4” to the end of the URL

https://i.imgur.com/bJ306K0.mp4

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Here’s boring a shelf for the driver to sit in the

And the pill done with driver in .

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Finally !

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Robin Dobbie wrote:
Not sure there’s a way to post a video inline that isn’t youtube or something. I got your link to work by adding a “4” to the end of the URL

https://i.imgur.com/bJ306K0.mp4

Yeah , your right . At least I think I got the pictures figured out . Thanks everyone. Hopefully I won’t mess the rest of this thread up !

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Hmmm… 2 drivers, 2 switches, 1 triple , 1 charge board, 3 battery sizes…. im intrigued Glasses

Very nice start Rdubya18 Thumbs Up looking forward to it.

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Nice start Rdubya18. I like your collet.

 

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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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
Hmmm… 2 drivers, 2 switches, 1 triple , 1 charge board, 3 battery sizes…. im intrigued Glasses

Very nice start Rdubya18 Thumbs Up looking forward to it.

The extra parts were shone because until I actually started something, I was and am still undecided. I end up wasting time running different ideas through my head , mostly to prevent the dreaded half way through , “ oh crap that doesn’t work “ event . The charge board is for if I used the big battery . Right now I’m heading in the small direction.

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Nice start Rdubya18. I like your collet.

Thanks, I love that thing . I can remove or turn parts around , and they maintain the same concentric .

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I don’t have any tiny taps and I was looking for some way to hold the LEDS on the pill . I found these old copper nails in an antique carpenters chest I inherited.

I cut them down to fit the holes of the MCPCB

Then I marked and drilled the pill . I should have taken the time to use the drill press instead of drilling by hand as just slightly off center of the pill . Not much , but I can see it .

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Here’s my first real screw up . Made the lens cap first . Was pretty much happy with it . Then I thought I would put threads on the head end of the body . That was going ok until I realized I was cutting the threads to the same diameter as the pill . I get a number in my head and just bull right along with it . So I’m going to blame it on old timers disease . My default excuse for when I don’t want to admit I’m old and don’t need to write numbers down , cause I’ll remember that !

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Didn’t take me long to arrive at “ oh crap , that doesn’t work “ . My 1 inch stock does not accommodate the thread diameter I need without making the body walls paper thin . So I have ordered some thicker stock that should arrive later this week . Not to totally have wasted your time , here’s a pic of a trunk full of carpenters tools that were my great uncles which date from the mid to late 1800’s.

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That is very cool to have

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Bummer. Happens to all of us.

 

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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Those old-fashioned carpenters tools look great.

Good luck with your build. May it proceed well from now on. Crown

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Too bad with the “oops”. Hope your stock comes in soon and you can get back up and going.

And that’s a REALLY cool trunk of tools.

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As I was reading some of the build threads , I saw a comment about thinking out of the box . I realized I have a lathe and don’t have to cut standard threads . I can make my own ! Sat down , did some math , and bingo ! Back in business.

Cut the internal lens cap threads…

Cut the body threads and thought I was good to go . I then discovered my pill wouldn’t fit . It 4 thousands over. So back to the collet chuck. This thing is only 3/4 long , so even with a collet chuck, it’s hard to set up.

The nice thing is , after turning the part around to finish , it concentric.

So it all fit together like I was hoping and is starting to look like a flashlight. Now on to the other end .

In case anyone may be interested, here’s a pic of the cutting tools I had to make for internal threads and to cut the small shelves .

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Its handy being able to make your non standard threads. Love the home made tools. Beer

 

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

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

 

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very cool….

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Starting to take shape and lookin’ good!
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Started end cap for switch

Switch in cap

Test fit rubber boot before final dimensions

Made the retaining ring for switch by threading a piece and cutting to size

A look at driver in place

The shelf the pill sits on

Threaded

Body cut to length

Drilled and bored body

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Here’s the finished light

I’m having a hard time configuring this driver , forgot how hard it is to “quickly tap 8 times “ Right now I only have 4 modes , but that’s 3 more than I started with . I’ll try some beam shots , but I don’t think my I-pad is gonna do much with that .

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Once again I wish I had a metal turning lathe and skills to use it….

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