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    Default Re: WTB: Looking For Someone To Make A Full Knurl 6/4 Twisty.

    I suppose Cardiff and Benton are two very different places, eh?

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    Originally Posted by mohanjude

    So I went to my friendly local guy who I thought might be able to help. I only wanted him to point me in the right direction as he is flat out with work. Due to his busy shedule I didn't want to trouble him. He is what I consider anything possible guy always says " nah that's not difficult - this is how it is done"





    Got a name?

    LOL I've been searching for a shop to make a small run of titanium lights, somewhere between 1 dozen & 4 dozen. Emailed blueprints with renderings to every CNC shop within 100 miles & posted the request for quote on MFG.com. Each & every shop gives the same reply - they are running well over capacity & don't want to bother with a small run like this. Pretty much the norm in an area with low labor rates & a well trained work force.

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    Default Re: WTB: Looking For Someone To Make A Full Knurl 6/4 Twisty.

    Quote Originally Posted by egrep View Post
    I suppose Cardiff and Benton are two very different places, eh?
    LOL Only six time zones apart.
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    Default Re: WTB: Looking For Someone To Make A Full Knurl 6/4 Twisty.

    Haha, yes. I suppose so. But I was talking more about the type of machinists you're likely to find.
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    LOL Only six time zones apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KuKu427 View Post
    5 years... I see what you mean.
    My machine shop would need volume before they are willing to take this on.
    If we don't get volume, would you be willing to consider having someone else doing the machining?
    Let's kick this ball around till we figure something out.

    This is what I can do at a 1 piece level
    I have a driver package coming in a couple of months or so that I can adapt to a twisty designs and get you full cr123/li ion support. 3 stage should be okay, 2 stage definitely doable. Output is adjustable to your needs before assembly.
    LED bin... Whatever is commercially available.
    Mule? I prefer TIR and I have a few on hand that might work.
    Sapphire is no problem and I have a few spare pieces in sizes similar to what you are talking about.
    Tritium... check.
    Pocket clip... the size and config don't lend itself well to clips, but I have Ti screws on order...


    Silver... IMO copper is better as it does have an edge in thermal capacity.



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    I've been willing for 5 years to get one. The problems I always run into are agreeing on a price and matching the specs as much as possible. Frankly I just got tired of being disappointed via PM or Email.

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    Default Re: WTB: Looking For Someone To Make A Full Knurl 6/4 Twisty.

    A go at knurling....

    The blanks...


    Bandsaw chopping away...


    Different results depending on preassure..



    Now the rods need to be turned on the CNC....
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    Default Re: WTB: Looking For Someone To Make A Full Knurl 6/4 Twisty.

    You never cease to amaze me, Sir! It's not surprising, but it is amazing. Carry On!

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    Here is the 18650 body finished to go on the SM V10r Ti.

    During the day when I don't need a torch ... RC is my hobby http://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/gallery/47842/Always on the lookout for McGizmo/Kuku Titanium torches with Trits..

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    mohanjude, Wow! I think you might find a number of CPF members will be contacting you about these...

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    bmstrong, send me an e-mail and let me know exactly what you are looking for. I might be able to help.

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    Default Re: WTB: Looking For Someone To Make A Full Knurl 6/4 Twisty.

    I'm not up for the task......just showing that it is possible using the form tool that Barry posted on a manual machine.






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    Default Re: WTB: Looking For Someone To Make A Full Knurl 6/4 Twisty.

    Will, those are fantastic. Why am I not surprised coming from you?
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    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.

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    Default Re: WTB: Looking For Someone To Make A Full Knurl 6/4 Twisty.

    Spent quite some time running back through threads this morning and couldn't find anything. Anyone else?

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    Default Re: WTB: Looking For Someone To Make A Full Knurl 6/4 Twisty.

    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.
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