We can Thank or Blame MRsDNF fo this posting. This is a little experimental project for me. I don't usually build lights using this exact method. Most have more parts. I have to work on it just when I can so I'm not sure when I'll get to finish it. ... But soon I hope. I'll add images as I finish the project.
I have to say as well, I have a new found respect for Old-Lumens and others that take pictures during a build. Thats tougher than it appears and sure takes away some work flow on a roject. Fun?? Yes... it is!
First, I made a cavity in the body for the pill and reflector. This is tapered and cut as close to tolerance as possible.
Then its time for a trial fit of the pill & lens....
That fits.... Time For Threads!
On Now to make the lens bezel.... Start with a hole and bore it to size...
In order to do this, you cut the back side of the bezel first...this saves a lot of troublesome setup with a tiny piece of material... so, it is bored...then threaded.
OK... it fits...threads on nice, it is now cut off and I use the body for a mandrel to hold the bezel while I cut the front...
The bezel is bored to size so as much of the lens can be seen as possible.
I used those same tools to add a little decoration and character to the bezel... I had to shoot this image seperate...as I forgot to during process!!!
OK... we'll jump ahead here a little... This is getting waaaayyyy to big of a post... So, I added some cuts to the head for asthetics... Again, this is pure fun!
Here it is with the bezel and some extra cuts...
Time now to cut it off of the stock... That little orb you see is a chip... Try running a lathe and snapping a picture!!! (You gotta be Stupid!)
So here are the parts to this point and a closeup or two just for fun....
The Business part!
The side at this point... Not polished at all.... its too early in the game for that.... but I did hit it with a scrubbie a little.
To be continued... It's time to work on the other end now! I'll show some finished shots when I can! I hope you enjoyed seeing part of the process... like I say... blame MRsDNF! It ain't me, I'm not here and I didn't do it!
Have Fun! Dan.