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    Hello!

    After my first custom projekt, the Bead-Bomb, i decided to start with a
    new project, the Glowworm, a tritium-lantern in a similar design...

    The design was developed and worked out by a good friend (THANKS Ben)
    of mine and I will do the rest...

    This is a tritium-lantern made of titanium (what else?!) housing a 3x22.5mm
    tritium vial hold in place by a screw; means you can change the vial if
    you want a new color or when it get darker.

    The design is very komplex, but looks very cool IMO.

    There will be again different designs, beadblasted and i will also anodize
    there in some nice colors, perhaps again in a nice toxic green.

    Specs: 50mm in length and 10mm in diameter


    That is how it will look like:



    and for size comparison






    PLEASE No ordering and NO disussion about pricing here! This is not a sales thread!


    If you have questions please shoot me a PM!
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    Default Re: The Glowworm (aka a new Tritium-Lantern)

    Nearly 50 holes, allow a view from each angel and provide the best
    compromiss between protection and brightness


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    My opinion is
    and

    Will the attachment point swivel to allow it to twist and turn around if say it is on a chain around the neck?

    Nice work Toby and Ben!
    Now to figure out what color/colors. . . .
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    Hi!

    No pricing and ordering here please.

    The attachment point is fixed, because its massive
    titanium in one piece. But should not be a problem
    wearing it at a necklace.

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    I didn't mean to order . . . I was just expressing GREAT JOB!
    How much do you anticipate the glowworm to weigh?
    Massive Titanium . . . that should get peoples attention!
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    I love the design but I think it would be too large for me. It is almost as big as a AAA flashlight, which I already have on my keychain. I have your Bead-Bomb, and that size suits me better (although the trit could be brighter). Other than as a piece of jewelry I couldn't see carrying this...

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    Toby, I'll be in for these if you make them available. You have been coming up with some cool stuff lately....Robert.

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    Yes! Love it, and since I missed the Bead-Bomb, this will be perfect. Great work!

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    Titanium is very lighl-weight, is better to anodize and stronger. I cant tell about
    the weight at the moment. In my experience these are not as heavy. Ok when you
    already have an AAA light on your keycahin, you need to think about the size.

    BUT if its a smaller version, you cant put a large vial in it, and you cant change the vial
    with a screw, like we can do with this one. We had the intention to build a Tritium-Lantern
    that has a cool design, maximum brightness and is sueful too.
    Anotehr point, if you have a smaller lantern, you always need to put an splitring on it,
    which one also has a wheight and takes room. Our lantern already has an intergrated ring.

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    smarkum, i am fine with you, was no criticism to you.

    Many thanks blackbalsam.

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    I got the ok, these will be finished in lastest 6Weeks from today.

    We will use Grade5 Titanium!

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    Can't wait!

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    These look awesome, I'm in for one.

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    Good stuff Toby,put me down for one.

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    Many thanks guys...i appreciate that very much

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    5 Tritium Bead Bombs will certainly want some of their new relatives to come live with them. I won't order and I won't ask about pricing here. I'll just say 'bring it' Toby!

    Oh, comments. I really like the unique design, well protected tritium capsule and still lots of places for the light to shine through. The appearance of so many little dots of light will be a treat for the eye and a nice contrast to just a long segment of glowing tube. Being able to easily replace the trit is a feature of the best such pendants. I wonder if you plan to bore out the inside of the hex screw holding the trit in, like the very incredible Krypto-Lite pendants? I hope those are helpful comments.

    Second edit; I just read the second post. I like how what I perceived as a feature of this lantern is actually a stated design objective. Want.
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    Hey much thanks for your comment.

    The screw will not be bored out. There is enuogh place
    for the screw. The vial will be fit exactly to the hole and
    will be puffered at the top and the bottom, after that
    the screw will be screwd in.

    Still thinking about using some loktide for the screw (middle).

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    Looks awesome Toby, it reminds me of the Krypto-Lite I have, the only thing that concerns me is how much light will be able to show through. Even with the relatively large holes on the Krypto-Lite Chinese Lantern the light is certainly much less visible than a bare tube, for example. I will be down for one though, I like the beefy attachment point, it looks solid like the one on the 4sevens Revo SS.

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    Default Re: The Glowworm (aka a new Tritium-Lantern)

    Sure, if you would use only polycarbonate it would be brighter.

    But the intention was to design a diffizil titanium tube with the best
    compromiss between protection and brightness. This will glow bright,
    bright enough to use as locator for example.

    There are 48holes with a diameter of 2mm, that will provide a good brightness.
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    Default Re: The Glowworm (aka a new Tritium-Lantern)

    Edited

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    Looks unique - lots of machining required. I'd be interested in this when it's available.

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    Thanks for all the nice comments.

    When you have further questions please shoot ma a PM.
    No ordering here please.

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    Hey Toby! Looks great so far. I would be very interested in one, depending on the price. Can't wait to see these.
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    Nice design, Toby! Will you be able to anodize these?

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    [QUOTE=smarkum;

    Will the attachment point swivel to allow it to twist and turn around if say it is on a chain around the neck? [/QUOTE]

    I use a small swivel spring clip.

    Keith

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    Default Re: The Glowworm (aka a new Tritium-Lantern)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pro-V View Post
    Nice design, Toby! Will you be able to anodize these?
    Read the first post...

    I will andodize these in blue, golde, bronze/violet, toxic green and purple/pink.

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    This looks great. Will be interesting to see the other designs too. Alternating slits would be cool, emit a good deal of light and require less machining. Much more fragile I suppose though. What's the maximum diameter vial you could use or is the top recessed for a 3mm vial? I assume 10mm is the external diameter.

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    Looks very cool indeed. I might in up for getting one or two.
    I like the idea of easily changing the trit too.

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    or is the top recessed for a 3mm vial?
    Jupp

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    Default Re: The Glowworm (aka a new Tritium-Lantern)

    The most difficult part is done, only the clip needs to be milled...


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