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Raw Da? Hold one for me please Rob cuz I'm in for one. Love my NS so I know I'd be doubly pleased with the Raw Da.
very interested. please put me on the list as this thing progresses. thanks!
Well if you REALLY want to get fancy, consider a TiCN or TiAlN coating. The lights would have a finish which is like a Blue/Gray or Violet/Gray color. That would be a flashlight/torch first !!!Originally Posted by orb
Here's a link to several coating types/colors to give you an idea.
BTW, I use TiAlN drill bits to drill stainless steel. They hold an edge better by reducing the friction and subsequent heat.
Your machinist may even use TiAlN coated tooling for the Ti machine work.
These guys do tool coatings internationally http://www.balzers.com/
Also, check out this picture of a SOG Rainbon Titanium Nitride coating:
I am in for a Raw Da (Damascus)
"haben ist besser als brauchen"
I would be in for an Orb Ti.
I am interested in the RAW Da.
guys but this thread has wandered off its original topic.
Please see here for Orb Ti interest : http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=120892
Please see here for Raw Da sign up list:http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/show...68#post1446868
Please continue to use this thread for the Original Alu Orb sign up.
The list is at the bottom of my 1st post & will be updated as we move on.
Since you now have some U bins, are you going to be making some more U bin Orb Raws? I am definetly interested if you do.
How about a pic with the tritium vial installed?Thanks!
Of course you have to put me on any and all lists if you do a TiCN or TiAlN version (I'll take both if you do both). U Bin and 10 Trits as well.Originally Posted by orb
Hello, I'll take an Orb with UWOJ and green vials.
ok, I'm in for one. UW0J (duh!!!!) and tritium.
I would definitely like to put in a good word for anodizing or coating of some sort. Even something that's clear. I do like the way bare Al looks, but these lights just scream pocket / keychain, and bare Al is a bit too soft on its own, especially with how nice your work is, Rob. I normally could care less about scratching things up, am not a 'shelf queener' at all, but these lights are just so well designed that I cringe every time a new ding shows up.
I'm in for 1-Original Alu Orb (UWOJ) w/3 Blue Trits.
Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.
Any word yet on finishes? Personally I'd like a clear anodize or maybe electroless nickel.
I got a sample Orb back Yesterday with a Balitin C coating. I'll post a photo later.Originally Posted by ak645
Disappointed is the Word. It does appear that with the base metal being soft Aluminium. No body seems to be able to apply A really hard coating like TiN.
So its back on the search to find a protective finish for these Alu Orbs.
I am really trying to stay away from anodizing as we have had nightmares in the past.
Yeah I had read that the TIxx coatings would not work too well with aluminium.The electroless nickel plating should work.It's very tough and has a nice low luster sheen to it.Don't know how much it costs though.That would be my choice if not too spendy.
Or you could consider a baked on powder coat.Not as tough as the hard anodizing but still pretty good.Fairly easy to do custom colors and in-expensive.
Originally Posted by orb
Could you tell me about the switch ? it will be the same as the old one ?
( I own one from CPF run... Is that made of SS or Al ? )
Also I would like to know how much it will cost if I want one with Trit ?
are they going to be Custom made for each person ? let's say 4 on it. Cost ?
Count me in-- U-bin w/ blue tritium (10 if option is available)
Last edited by dksd39; 07-20-2006 at 02:54 AM.
Interested in 2 original Orbs, U-bin, 2 Trits.
Please delete the blue tritium from my New Orb.I'm going smoooothie!
Any progress to report?
If these do happen??? The Switch may be modified??Originally Posted by M.TEX
The CPF Orbs are all bare Alu.
Cost is aimed at £49.95 Trits will be £6 each.
Ak645, The list is updated. No Real progress to report.
Priorities lay with the Raw Series currently.
Maybe, if you append the title of this thread with something like "(Interest List)." There might be more responses. I'm really hoping to see it happen.
So is this dead or alive?
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