A go at knurling....
Bandsaw chopping away...
Different results depending on preassure..
Now the rods need to be turned on the CNC....
You never cease to amaze me, Sir! It's not surprising, but it is amazing. Carry On!
Here is the 18650 body finished to go on the SM V10r Ti.
mohanjude, Wow! I think you might find a number of CPF members will be contacting you about these...
I'm not up for the task......just showing that it is possible using the form tool that Barry posted on a manual machine.
Sorry, I have retired from flashlight modding, I do not offer machining services, & I do not make custom flashlights. Thank you for your understanding.
My Mod Archive
Will, those are fantastic. Why am I not surprised coming from you?
Pretty much everything I have ever wanted in a 6/4 knurl, minus the beadblasting. I'm sure that's a pretty easy fix.
Shame nothing will ever come of it.
Spent quite some time running back through threads this morning and couldn't find anything. Anyone else?
Will (darkzero) does the best full profile knurling I've ever seen on Ti-6-4. He's the person I'd contact for a one off.
Bands are more easily knurled but I have never found a way to make them either full profile or uniform:
Adding a knurl detail like that to an existing light isn't hard to do, as long as the body is a straight cylinder with enough thickness that grooves can be cut at least .016" (0.4mm) deep.