5th Annual BLF OL Comp Build. Can A Flashlight Flash? The Naked Truth. Update post 151. Night shots added. 16.12.171

Cool :+1:

Where do you find the time…keep up the good work

Cheers David

MRsDNF, thanks for the metric/inch/whitworth saga. I moved from Canada to the US in ’85. Metrification had been underway in Canada and then I found myself “back in time” and fully re-immersed in inches, pounds and so on.

No pictures of the Triumph, sadly. Pretty much all pre 2000 photos burnt in a fire. The Triumph was an ex-military side valve 500 cc. IMy rear end still remember the spring hubrear “suspension”. I haven’t ridden 2 wheels for years. I became a huge thumper fan for some reason; one each of AJS, Matchless and a Manx plus a couple of BSA a long time ago. My first new bike was a 250 Ducati Diana. I never owned an American or Japanese bike. The last a Ducati 450 Mach 3D (desmo). I kept that one until ’95 when I was offered a tub of money for it. I have a memento of it still, one of the Silentium branded mufflers, everything but silent.

I do like the peek-a-boo tube :slight_smile:

The sacked assistants are nothing but flea bitten freeloaders that do nothing for their keep except make you take them for walks, look at you with puppy dog eyes, roll over and expect belly scratches when they do and give you lots of licks as they think you are dirty. I wont mention how many times a day they expect to be fed. :stuck_out_tongue:

I did also like the tube was looking FmC with the cross grooves in them and nearly followed that theme but common sense prevailed and kept going with the original thought. :+1:

The wife and family are being neglected while I’m out in the shed every spare minute ltp. I’m thinking they wish I was building more lights. :smiling_imp:

We seem to have a lot in common MD. You have had quite a few bikes I’d love to have ridden. Its a real shame about the fire. I hope all is well now.
One day we’ll have to have a drink together. :slight_smile:


What a nice work there mrsdnf !!! I can’t pick something to say , everything in this light is precisely thought and made of course !!!

I've been avoiding these comp build threads because I'm always rushed and they take serious reading time to understand and appreciate. I couldn't resist and took a quick peek. Phenomenal. Your creations are always both inspiring and intimidating for me. Best wishes on the remainder of this build. Looking forward to really reading this thread at some point.

Thanks for the comments guys and taking the time to follow the build.
About being precisely thought out, well some parts may be but other bits are blindly stumbled through. :slight_smile:
Thanks for taking the time to peek in ImA4Wheelr. Your always welcome here. :sunglasses:

Its unfortunate l will not complete this build before the comps over. I’m heading off on holidays tomorrow and wont be back until next month. I will continue with the build then.

Apologies to all.

Have a great time! Time with a Dad has priority over nearly everything else like making another flashlight.

Have some Gong Bao chicken for me. :slight_smile: Maybe some egg tarts for dessert.

Thanks Don and l agree but will add mum is just as important. :slight_smile:

You have my mouth watering with your request. :+1:

:wink: As that is why I said ‘nearly everything else’. They’re equal but sometimes dealt with separately… Like me and my son going to an F1 (or other) race. Austin, TX today!!

No finish for Ricciardo today. I hope you both had a terrific time.
I’ve also been to the F1 race here in Melbourne with the old man a few times. The speed they go is to me incomprehensible. I reckon they would leave a cats reflexes for dead.

I’ve managed to sneak a few hours out in the shed today so have got a little more of the light finished.

The head was placed back in the mill and the hole for the switch assembly bored.

Four holes were drilled to screw the switch retain on. The drill bit here is 1.7mm or just over 1/16’’.

The swich retainer was machined up in the lathe and then placed in the mill to drill the four holes to match the ones in the head.

And here are the two pieces assembled together with four 2mm screws. No snapped taps this time. :slight_smile:

The top of the head was slimmed down to 7mm in width.

And a few pictures of a far from completed torch dummied up.

I’ll say it again; This thing is a weapon.

Swaps for a boat??

It sort of looks like it could be a gun for your boat. :stuck_out_tongue:

Better luck for Ricciardo and Verstappen both next week in Mexico. 36.66.48-63.*ettel too. They are all good people.

Re: your light. That is looking very nice. :+1:

Yeah, looking good already :+1:

Your lights are complete works of art Moose. I’m in awe again and your not even finished. Bravo! :crown:

One thing MRsDNF certainly isn’t doing is sucking. This build is impressive!

I don’t know what kind of sorcery this is, but I like it:

Definitely one of the most original designs. I would never have been capable of doing or thinking of something like that.

But where is MRsDNF?