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    Me like, I really like the dots, and also the squares too !
    Real nice and creative...

    I thought I had seen it all... But this is something very new !

    Nice !
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    Very cool design Fred...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TranquillityBase
    Very cool design Fred...
    +1 - very nice!

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    That looks great Fred.

    Do whatever you want.

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    I like the dots the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManBearPig
    That looks great Fred.

    Do whatever you want.
    Then it will be dots galore.
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    I like the dots, but increasing in diameter towards the head of the light, not like the rendered image. They don't have to all be the same depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlight
    I like the dots, but increasing in diameter towards the head of the light, not like the rendered image. They don't have to all be the same depth.
    And if you send me a 3' piece of 1" diameter 6Al4V Titanium rod, you can have it your way.

    Eventually . . .
    Actually, I did a model that was similar to your suggestion, and one with them alternating on each row. To be honest, they all looked interesting, but I haven't had the time to produce them all yet.
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    I think tapering off either way looks good. I'm still impressed with the work, Fred, even more so considering it's titanium.
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    I like the stipling effect, just wonder how much grip it will afford? Not that this light will ever get used
    My Mags aren't very impressive anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorchBoy
    I think tapering off either way looks good. I'm still impressed with the work, Fred, even more so considering it's titanium.
    Torchboy,

    Just want to be perfectly clear that while the final light is, indeed, titanium, the practice piece with the dots was aluminum. Once I have all my endmills in hand, then it is on to the Ti and the final product.

    sawlight,

    Since the light is less than 19mm in diameter, the dots and the slots in the head, do provide a fair amount of grip. And I'm using a brass converter housing that is threaded at both ends, which connects the two Ti pieces. I do not expect that much force will be needed to turn the head in order to turn the light on or off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic
    Torchboy,

    Just want to be perfectly clear that while the final light is, indeed, titanium, the practice piece with the dots was aluminum. Once I have all my endmills in hand, then it is on to the Ti and the final product.
    Like I was saying, I'm sooo disappointed that you used aluminium... no, wait. The dots/holes that you've done in the Al look great and the design you drafted on the computer looks good IMHO, where the dots get smaller at either end. Gives the body a nice balanced look. I'm looking forward to seeing it in Ti.

    The slotted head looks fantastic.
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    WOW! I love watching the progress of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy
    WOW! I love watching the progress of this thread.
    Me too!






    ......and I like the dots best!
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    Looks great! I really dig the grooves done with the round endmill.

    -YC

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    any updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall
    any updates?
    Nope, still waiting on a tool.
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    This is a great thread. The machinists at my shop have told me what a pain ti can be to work with. Keep up the good work I can't wait to see the final product, and thanks in advance for the p4's

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    I must admit that I don't have the patience for polishing that the Kenster has, so I'm sure he won't approve of my work.
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    I love it!!!

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an impressive peice of work!!! Nicely done!!!!!
    My Mags aren't very impressive anymore!

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    Everyone feel free to PM me with captions fpr that first photo.

    PF: LOVE that third photo- nice choice of depth-of-field and it makes your work look like it was done by a computer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICUDoc
    Everyone feel free to PM me with captions fpr that first photo.

    PF: LOVE that third photo- nice choice of depth-of-field and it makes your work look like it was done by a computer!
    And, you know, David, that computer sex is almost as good as machining, right?
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    LOL Fred!!!!!!!!
    I am not sure about the rank order but you know what's in my top three!
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    WOW! That looks amazing. I'm not worthy.

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    Wow, this should be an awesome looking light.

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    Lest anyone think that Derrik's getting a masterpiece, and I include him in that grouping, here's another shot of the Ti AA, with the head attached. Look somewhat carefully and you'll see why I love this quote by Samuel McChord:

    Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.


    Not only am I versatile, I'm also prolific when it comes to making mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic
    Lest anyone think that Derrik's getting a masterpiece, and I include him in that grouping, here's another shot of the Ti AA, with the head attached. Look somewhat carefully and you'll see why I love this quote by Samuel McChord:





    Not only am I versatile, I'm also prolific when it comes to making mistakes.
    WHOOPS! That's gotta be one of those, "I can't frigg'n believe I did that! " moments huh? I've had my share of those. I'm sure there will be more.

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    Let's call it the LOTC mark.

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    I hope you're REALLY good with photoshop. Should I mail you some JB Weld to fill it?

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