“SEDstar optics and instrumentation” just added a machining division, lol…
Made a BIG pill… all aluminum, completely solid for now.
over 55mm diameter, 35mm or so thick. (thats a small cheap 18650 zoomie, for scale)
i have options now. clearly i can put about any STAR i want on it, any driver i want on it.
its actually a little too big as is to fit in my 4d maglite head, i could fabricate a new light around it, machine it down for something else…or whatever.
just a dry run, really, but its very useable.
i might put the pill IN something, or, i might machine it out and put an existing pill into IT, to “beef”it out…i dont know.
all i know is, i now have options now and can play to my hearts content.
I have been considering offering basic machining as a service to BLF members, so… if anyone has any ideas of what they WANT and done have it or cant get it? let me know…
at present i am not doing those “mirror finished, polished by god” pieces, i dont have the patience for that. The end user can finish it how they want, i just want to make the basic shape.
so, i am thinking basic shapes for a start… so if you need something or have an idea? i might decide to try to make it…