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Place holder. I’m about to go to bed…

  

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Yeh, I’m a long way from finishing this light but I wanted to post it anyway and forgot about it till just before bed.

One piece is an offcut from the fw3m, the other is a bonus piece received from the supplier. Placing them together looks the right shape if a little small…

If I simply thread them together it’ll end up too short. So I rummaged through what I have to make a ‘neck’. I found a brass hose fitting that is an offcut from the CuB-P60 I made.

The rough size and shape is almost perfect for a mock up. I’m liking this look more and more. Brass and mokuti has a top shelf look about it.

Oh yes!! I HAVE TO MAKE THIS!!

  

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Yes, you do have to make it. We’re all this excited over mock-ups…

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:

Oh yes!! I HAVE TO MAKE THIS!!

Reminds me of a lightsaber.

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Attractive!

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:

Amazing!  :LOVE:

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Australia day today so i had a bit of time to work on this. Some of this work was done previously. I don’t think i noted before – planning to run 14500 cell (never mind the alkaleak i’m using for size testing).


I’ll turn it down more later.

I threaded both ends of the body the same so the tail can screw in either end.

More to come… Maybe i’ll get time to work on it on the weekend.

  

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I like the switch cover color

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Great work so far, I find myself wishing more and more often that I owned a lathe.

D1 Cyan SFT40 6500k
D1 grey W2 Blue
D18 Sand SST20 6500k floody/throwy optics.
D4V2 Aged Copper E17a 5000k/2000k
D4V2 Ti SST20 4000k
D4V2 Grey E17a Azure
D4V2 Black SST20 6500k Mule
D4SV2 Cyan XP-L Hi 6500k V3 3A
D4SV2 Cyan XPL Hi 6700k V3 1A
DM 1.12 White W2 6000k & SST20 6500k
DM 11 black W2 6000k
DT8 Cyan e19a 5700k dedomed / W1 6000k
KR1 Grey W1 Green (green trit)
KR4 Black XP-L Hi 4000k V2 5D (purple trit)
K1 Black SFT70 6500k
K1 Black SBT90.2 5000k
Convoy S2+ LHB51D 5000k
Convoy S2+ UV 635nm with zwb2
Convoy S8+ SFT40 6500k
Convoy S8+ W2 Red
Convoy S11 519a 5700k dedomed
Lumintop FW3A brass 219ct 4875k
Lumintop FW3X XPL-HI 6500k
Lumintop Thor1 Black SFT40 6500k
Lumintop Tool AA XHLHD (to be swapped for 519)
Lumintop BLF GT70 XHP70.2 5000k
Lumintop BLF GTXHP35 HI 4000K
RovyVon Angeleyes E3 4000K
Sofirn C01S 219b SW30 3000k
Sofirn SC31pro SST40 7500k
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MtnDon wrote:
I like the switch cover color

It is a nice blue but i wonder if the grey suits better for the colour scheme… The reason i use different switch boots during a build is because some have the nub on the inside cut short.

D45 wrote:
Great work so far, I find myself wishing more and more often that I owned a lathe.

I’d love it if more folks got into building lights on lathes Big Smile
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I got just a little more progress after work today

  

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That is going to look fantastic! I would love to build lights on a lathe, used 2 for rifle work and mould making for about 15 years but lost access and owner died and have not use one since. He also had an awesome Bridgeport knee mill that I learned to use. I do not have a place to set either up and really can’t justify the cost of a building, lathe, mill and tools now.

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MtnDon wrote:
I like the switch cover color

Same – I have a few different sizes of a similar color that’s also GITD that I swap into most of my lights.
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Yeh aside from the cost, lathes (and associated machinery) require a bit of space.

Being sunday i got a bit done today…

  

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Oh this one is going to be neat! That looks really sharp paired with brass.

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I’ve had other things sucking up my attention so progress on this has been super slow. I made a pill, of sorts.

The head opened up and threaded

The led star will sit on that shelf , optic and bezel over top.

  

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Very elegant and beautiful. Wish I had your skills and workshop…

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Another masterpiece PinkPanda!

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

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Looks amazing!

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Cheers guys Beer

I wasn’t happy with the body tube colour so i sanded it back and did it again. All up i did the head twice and the body three times. Little bit irritating but i like the results now.


I’m thinking of making a retaining ring for the lens. I made an error during machining and couldn’t make it work with an o-ring on the glass. The head/bezel is what clamps the led star to the pill so any minor change in the height of the leds , or star , or optic , or glass lens might affect how well the whole assembly gets clamped.


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BTW running gear is – LH351B in 4000K and driver is a low power driver and a blue lighted tail

  

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Absolutely stunning!

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Unbelievable! Please keep posting pictures!

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The lacquer really makes it pop doesn’t it….just gorgeous! I like the look of the body after you sanded some more, turned out great. What’s that material called again?

Also…clever use of fittings for the head and such. The head/pill looks really sharp!

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The head and body are titanium damascus, also known as mokuti and timascus™. It’s just sanded and buffed a little to bring up the shine of the titanium, no lacquer used. I didn’t end up using the fittings either, they were a tad short for what I needed so it was all made from bar stock. Cheers Beer

  

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Well that’s even more impressive then…nice finish and polish! Smile Mokuti is what I was trying to remember.

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This build look amazing, awesome job. You have come so far with your machining skills.

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Did you hand wire the LEDs? Or did you make a custom PCB?

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TheGreenLED wrote:
Did you hand wire the LEDs? Or did you make a custom PCB?
As mentioned in post #21:
pinkpanda3310 wrote:
BTW running gear is – LH351B in 4000K and driver is a low power driver and a blue lighted tail
It is a 20mm triple emitter MCPCB from KaiDomain with 3x LH351B emitters.