Some good news & some more waiting please.
I have managed to get all the Raw Da's Etched:
I am now away from 27th Jan - 5th Feb.
I have on order P4 XR-E's which will be here my first week back.
These I will install in the Raw Da's & I must them get them dispatched to all you patient guys who have waited much longer than I anticipated.
Realistically as I imagine I will come back to a pile of work I want these shipped no later than Feb 19th.
I apologise for not sticking to today's planed shipping.
BIG to all for your continued patience.
Originally Posted by orb
Thanks for the update! These beauties will be worth the wait!!!
ps Have a good holiday!!!
Sorry that's not good enough, you cant go on holiday, get back to work
have a nice holiday
one or two weeks more - no problem
I take your last foto, colour-print, and thinking for me....
which one is mine - first, second, .....,.....
all the same - all perfect
What's the cost in US dollars for the Titanium w/trit?
LOL Have a good one !
Hi Rob my name is steve cox, I've just ordered a Raw NS. How are you for selling all the da's?? Any going spare?? Latest Price??
Hope you had a good hol. Be pleased to hear from you.
steve Cox - email@example.com (CPF theorangetree)
No worries, thanks. Any more limited editions in the pipeline??
If you like silver you should take a look at the Orb Raw Ag http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=112265
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My Collection.... just click on me if interested (V3.0 reduced from way too many lights)
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Hope you had a great holiday Rob
Hey & Howdy Rob!
Just wondering how things are going with these little Raw Da?
Howdy AllOriginally Posted by kenster
I am still behind on getting these sent.
I realize the amount of time you guys have waited for these is embarrassing :Redface:
I had to take time of the bench last week as some how I have sprained my right ankle!!! It is not mending as fast as I am used to & has slowed me down even further.
The last planed dispatch date of the 19th is Today & to my disappointment will not happen I do not want to give another date & not stick to it.
Also I realize all you really want to know is when you'll get your Long awaited Raw Da? This week I am still hobbling around like a gimp & Half Term (Children Of school) will also be a distraction.
Please bear with me for 2 more weeks. I will commit to the 5th March as the final latest dispatch date.
I apologies sincerely for taking way to long with this project.
lessons learnt & Wow time flies....
Rob, take care of that ankle and we will see the lights whenever they are finished. Thanks for the update!
Bummer on the continued delay. I thought for sure with all these being etched before your vacation that they would surely be on their way by today.
If Time = Money does it also hold that Continued Patience = Discount? ;-)
Back to patiently waiting....
Thanks for the update Rob.
Hope the ankle mends soon
it´s maybe a little early to ask before the first batch is shipped......
Any chance that you will make some more DA RAW´S ???
Just klick to fight.
If my posts or replies sounds a little bit harsh,or you see some spelling errors, please remember, I´m writing in a foreign Language.
Rob, As I mentioned before - I'd be interested too!!! !!
Any info on my Ns ship??
Hey there orb...
I was wondering if it would be possible to make orbs (or other designs for that matter) out of tungsten carbide. I know tungsten carbide can be machined in wedding rings and things of that sort, so I'm pretty sure the capabilities are there, though not a metallurgy expert.
A flashlight (a CR123 one ideally, waterproofed/o-ringed too) made out of tungsten carbide would be the uber ultimate EDC. It would be practically impossible to scratch/abuse that thing. Impervious to wear and tear. Ideal for keychain EDC.
It would be possible, others have done this before. There is something special about a Tungsten LED torch!! If you went up to 123 size cells the weight of such a light would certainly be noticeable.Originally Posted by ewsforos
No plan to go this route, other ideas to peruse.
Hmmm dunno about that m8...
I know of people that have used tungsten... sure... but tungsten carbide is another story alltogether! Tungsten is not THAT hard by itself to machine/handle, as a matter of fact, in its pure form, you can cut it using a hacksaw. However tungsten carbide is *way* harder to deal with. Actually 99.9% of the cutting tools on the CNCs/high-end drillbits/etc themselves are *coated* or have inserts of tungsten carbide in order to be superhard (AFAIK). If I'm not mistaken you need a diamond in order to cut tungsten carbide.
You can read more on tungsten carbide here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tungsten_carbide
As far as I know, noone has ever done a flashlight out of Tungsten carbide. However someone out there must have the capabilities to machine it, since it is used for wedding rings etc as a scratch-proof alternative to precious metal, and even titanium.
One thing is for sure, it would take considerable research to find somewhere that could machine it! I'm on the looking, if I find anything I'll let ya know, if nothing else for the sake of sharing ideas/information.
PS: As I said I am no metallurgist, so no idea if this is even possible when talking about machining something the size of a flashlight. I was just thinking of all the people who are concerned about damaging their EDC when on a keychain/pocket, and thought of this as a way to counteract that problem.
Last edited by ewsforos; 02-23-2007 at 11:03 AM.
So, are these being shipped out today then?Originally Posted by orb
Finally my last chance to photograph the Raw Da's.
I may have got a little carried away here, as its my last time with them all together what the hey!
The next images below are with out any other lighting or flash apart form the Da's themselves.
So all finished today, It was / Is to late in the day to dispatch any.
Also Of all the Stupid things to run out of (Twist lock plastic Case)
These are ordered & ought to be here Weds / Thurs this week. I would prefer to hang on until there here.
However If the wait can be no longer then I can Dispatch tomorrow (Tuesday 6th)
Please send me a email if the agony can not go on any longer....
Soon as the cases are in you will get conformation of dispatch.
I can manage another day or two