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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganp View Post
    Beautiful lights in your collections, donn_, calebra, and easilyled.


    But I think my favourite is from Essexman ....



    And if I remember rightly, the light has not been altered to accommodate the upgrade.


    Colin.
    What a good memory you have kind sir!! They still turn up on eBay now and then, great mod fodder.

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    my brass..some are littered throughout the house/on keychains so not in pic.


    my favorites are:
    EX10 modded Caribbean w/high cri seoul (EDC #2)
    HA/Brass Combo Pacific w/ mad max+,mcr16s, ucl, 2 mode, high cri(EDC #3)
    2xAA Rainier w/high cri seoul, DD with energizer liths, 2 mode.
    de-knurled/polished matterhorn w/high cri seoul(on my keychain)
    IMR Seoul P7 Rainiers - one has bi-flupic, other has a 2500mah 3 mode
    Mac's Brass SST-50 EDC Neutral-1400mah-ti clip
    Shasta N cell Pocket single snow led - so tiny
    Pacific CR2 Pocket high cri seoul
    McKinley 7 led snow



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    I just came across this lovely brass FireFly II set which I forgot to include in my group shot:



    CR2 and 123 bodies with 2-stage switches in each.

    I hope to upgrade this with a warm emitter and replace the optic with a flood reflector.
    Last edited by donn_; 08-23-2010 at 07:16 AM.

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    How I wish I could keep brass from tarnishing. Maybe I should buy another brass Peak and try anodizing it, to see if I can build up an oxide layer thick enough that I'd never be able to wear it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    How I wish I could keep brass from tarnishing. Maybe I should buy another brass Peak and try anodizing it, to see if I can build up an oxide layer thick enough that I'd never be able to wear it off.
    I use Goddard's Brass & Copper Polish

    It claims to maintain the shine for a long time and inhibit re-tarnishing. I find that I only need to re-apply it very occasionally.

    Rather unusually, this is a British product!
    Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine

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    Holy cow!

    Beautiful flashlights. I didn't know brass would have such a wonderful finish. I bet that was expensive to lathe.

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    I got only one brass electrical torch and after a few hours playing with it, i realized that i liked it tarnished.


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    Quote Originally Posted by palimpsest View Post
    I got only one brass electrical torch and after a few hours playing with it, i realized that i liked it tarnished.

    WOW!! I really like that tarnished look. Did that occur naturally or did you speed it up with something? I have a Ti EDC 50 but this tarnished look makes me want a brass one too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeans View Post
    Did that occur naturally or did you speed it up with something?
    It occured quite naturally but yes, i speeded up ...
    You already get a Mac's Ti SST-50 EDC so you probably know that the hand-feeling of the matte finish is really nice.
    I played with and turned the EDC in my hands during a few hours (not continuously ) and with slightly sweaty hands, it tarnished very quicly.
    I was a little bit disappointed, in fact more surprised than disappointed because i didn't expect that it could occur so quickly, i was worrying to have to de-tarnish it very often.
    It was so shinny when i received it a few hours before.

    But the next day i forgot how it was "out of the box" and realized that i really prefered it tarnished.
    It is still very shinny under the pocket clip.



    Send me your brass lights, my hand's sweat is magic.

    It is so good looking tarnished probably because of the special Mac's finish, you know those very thin "scratches" that provide this very special grip.
    Last edited by palimpsest; 10-11-2010 at 02:40 PM.

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    Dunno if this counts since I ended up selling it, but here's a pic of the only brass flashlight part I've owned in the past year or so:

    Brand new:


    After a week of accelerated tarnishing with saltwater and humid Southern air:


    After 5 minutes of soaking, washing, and re-soaking in a brass-blackener solution:
    Last edited by fyrstormer; 08-29-2011 at 06:03 PM.

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    Best way to keep brass from tarnishing is to plate it with 24K gold. Looks even better than polished and surprisingly inexpensive.

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    Got Pineapple?



    My Mods.. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...5&postcount=78
    Hobby only, I don't do custom mods as a service, thanks for understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ma_sha1 View Post
    Got Pineapple?

    That is sexy!
    What are you people......on DOPE!?!

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    nice pics!

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    Mmmmmmmmm… This thread is delicious for my eyes…

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    Beautifull lights, I don't have any brass ones but I have brass oil lamps and they're a bugger to polish. When I got them they were black, I didn't realise one of them was brass at first it was so bad, it had been left in a cold damp barn for 30 years. Spent several days polishing with brasso but the results were worth it. I'm going to have to find out how to post pictures

    Great picture essexman, I'm going to look for one of those on eBay, it would complement my miners safety lamp nicely.
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    that tarnished EDC... beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacobJones View Post
    Beautifull lights, I don't have any brass ones but I have brass oil lamps and they're a bugger to polish. When I got them they were black, I didn't realise one of them was brass at first it was so bad, it had been left in a cold damp barn for 30 years. Spent several days polishing with brasso but the results were worth it. I'm going to have to find out how to post pictures

    Great picture essexman, I'm going to look for one of those on eBay, it would complement my miners safety lamp nicely.
    Funny you should say that, I've not seen any turn up on the bay for a bit. If you find one and buy it drop me a PM and I'll send you the details of the LED drop in I used to mod it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essexman View Post
    Funny you should say that, I've not seen any turn up on the bay for a bit. If you find one and buy it drop me a PM and I'll send you the details of the LED drop in I used to mod it.
    There's one I'm watching on eBay right now actually, looks like part of the switch is missing though. Are they clicky switches?

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    Default hand made white/yellow brass combo


    bribo light1 by bribonator, on Flickr


    bribo light2 by bribonator, on Flickr

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    The switch on these is a little odd. They have a spring fitted, press down to make contact, then you have to screw the knob round whilst in the on position to lock it on.

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    Bribo, those are beautiful lights. Hand made by yourself?
    Can we have more details please?
    They remind me of the Lummi Wee in design, but its hard to see the scale properly.
    I'll have to bribe you for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Essexman View Post
    The switch on these is a little odd. They have a spring fitted, press down to make contact, then you have to screw the knob round whilst in the on position to lock it on.
    Thankyou. So the one one eBay had the button and spring missing, I could probably have made a replacement but just incase I didn't buy it, I'll wait for the next one.

    How much did you pay for yours? The one I was watching was £26.99, seems a bit expensive but for all I know they could be worth that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacobJones View Post
    Thankyou. So the one one eBay had the button and spring missing, I could probably have made a replacement but just incase I didn't buy it, I'll wait for the next one.

    How much did you pay for yours? The one I was watching was £26.99, seems a bit expensive but for all I know they could be worth that much.
    The brass ones are rare, ~I've only ever seen another two apart from mine on eBay. The chrome ones come up all the time, there's a few on ebay now.

    I paid approx £30 for the brass one, chromes go for £3 up to £30 depending on condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Bribo, those are beautiful lights. Hand made by yourself?
    Can we have more details please?
    They remind me of the Lummi Wee in design, but its hard to see the scale properly.
    I'll have to bribe you for one.
    Its my first fully handmade flashlight, I made it on my lath/mill/drill combo, Previously I only messed around with mag modifications, Yes i did copy lummi's design but it has a few improvements:
    1. smaller (thats paracord in the photo for reference) the diameter of the small tube is a little less than 1/2"
    2. aspheric lense for throw
    3. qtc pill behind a rare earth magnet for durable & variable output
    4. brass tailcap for bling
    5. twice as bright on max (direct drive...no resistor except for QTC)
    I will also install some trits when I get a chance.

    Ill post some photos of the guts in a bit.

    thanks for the feedback
    Last edited by Bribo; 10-09-2011 at 10:22 AM.

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    Excellent craftmanship Bribo!
    and nice pics too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bribo View Post

    bribo light1 by bribonator, on Flickr


    bribo light2 by bribonator, on Flickr

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    Beautiful Brass! I just love the worn look of tarnished brass, copper, etc. Something different from the mass of black ano'd lights out there.

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    Some really nice pieces in this thread,
    Bribo loving the pendant light.

    Here's my effort


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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    *SNIP!*
    After 5 minutes of soaking, washing, and re-soaking in a brass-blackener solution:

    Now that is cool. What brass blackener did you use for that? It look gorgeous!


    Quote Originally Posted by Essexman View Post
    Old brass





    I love old brass like that. I especially love the visible solder on the seams.

    I don't know if this counts but I made a brass light I carried on me for awhile until my switch went XD

    Have a look:



    I designed it to be more of a prop, basing it on the Sonic Screwdriver from Doctor Who but it's still pretty bright and made a great flashlight.

    Here's a shot of my second attempt:


    And some shots of others I built as well:







    Though that last one isn't done yet XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straker View Post


    Those are great! I bet you could move them on Etsy no problem.
    "Et lux in tenebris lucet"

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