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    Default Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    What you see here, is the final version of the previously introduced 10180 size fully featured (programmable and reflectored) It's been a design I've made a few prototypes of and single pieces on my manual lathe in the past, including a Timscus version and a bi-exotic version. You can see the original prototype thread HERE. The small batch I've made has a few minor changes mostly in the tail. I've added a design feature, so it can be key-chain carried, also it can tailstand, even if not to stable in this position. I have met many challenges along the way, and solutions needed to be found in a moments notice. After the Nucleus flashlight, I assumed, the larger I go the easier will things get...maybe the next size:-) The biggest challenge was cutting the small features and keeping tight tolerances without braking very small tools (I'm a perfectionist all lights are within 0.001" tolerance) . This did not become a big issue, until getting to the exotic and custom materials, like Mokuti, Damasteel. Using 0.020 grooving tools, cutting threads on multi hardness materials introduces vibration, which translates to breaking tools. Some materials became such a pain to work with, that I've decided these few pieces will be the only ones made of this design out of this material (Blue Tongue and Dense Twist Damasteel.Once the challenges were overtaken, I've had a few more waiting for me at the time of the assembly. Most of these were unexpected, as the components have been slightly changed since working on the prototype, which I haven't found out until just a few days ago. I'm very excited to show you what becomes the next flashlight in my lineup. It's predecessor the Nucleus was made purely for the enthusiasts of miniatures with a very simple design, this will cater to a wider audience due to programmability and rechargeable battery. Few more things worth mentioning is that I believe (please correct me if I'm wrong) this is the first light made of Blue Tongue and Dense Twist Damasteel. The features of these materials are very small so I imagine it would mostly appeal to pure enthusiasts of small flashlights. Most of the work what you see here (with some very small exception) are done by me including CAD design, writing CNC program, operating CNC, assembly. Feel free to share your opinion about this light, also I'm happy to answer any questions you might have.


    Here are the full specifications of the flashlight:

    Name: Omicron
    Available versions: Titanium (Incl. bead blasted), Damasteel (Blue Tungue and Dense Twist), Moku-Ti, Mokume Gane, Copper
    Size : 1.87" x 0.5" (48mm x 12.5mm)
    Weight : 15 gramms (Titanium with battery)
    Optics : 10 mm dual coated Sapphire Glass window, coating specifically adjusted to Nichia 419C 4000K LED
    LED : Nichia 219C 4000K
    Lumens : Programmable GuppyDrv 24 Mode Groups 0,5-200 Lumens
    Water Resistance: Water resistant (It is fully oringed, withstanding submersion up to 15 feet, but for warranty purposes it will be sold as weather resistant.)
    Location of manufacture: USA (San Diego, California)
    Machined used for making these lights: Haas SL-10, Haas VF3 SS

    Release Date: 12/14/2017 (This Thursday) 5-6PM PST (California)

    You can see these pictures in higher resolution on my Flickr page HERE:



    Ti and Blasted Ti version




    Moku-Ti Version:





    Blue Tongue Damasteel Version





    Dense Twist Version:






    Mokume Gane Version (Etched)





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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    Beautifully executed George. Can you give us an idea of what pricing will start at?
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    These look like something from a movie set. How beautiful.

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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    Absolutely gorgeous George!
    We are all flotsam and jetsam being carried by a relentless tide towards our ultimate fate!

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    Spectacular George!!

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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    If looks could kill... congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the0dore3524 View Post
    Beautifully executed George. Can you give us an idea of what pricing will start at?
    Hi Theodore, although I can't announce exact pricing until the start of the sales, I can tell you, that the copper version will go for a little more, than the Nucleus Galaxy Edition....this should help a bit. Additional cost will be based on options like trits finishes etc. I hope it helps:-)

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    Fantastic, I'll take 2 sets of 6 please, half for me and half for the museum!

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    Awesome!

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    Good Golly! Those are some gorgeous little lights. Nice work!
    "There ain't no bones in a hotdog" F. York.

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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    Quote Originally Posted by George7806 View Post
    Hi Theodore, although I can't announce exact pricing until the start of the sales, I can tell you, that the copper version will go for a little more, than the Nucleus Galaxy Edition....this should help a bit. Additional cost will be based on options like trits finishes etc. I hope it helps:-)
    Thank you, sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zandar View Post
    Fantastic, I'll take 2 sets of 6 please, half for me and half for the museum!
    The only issue with that is that one of the versions I've only made 2 pcs. what would be left for the other enthusiasts?;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbrat View Post
    Awesome!
    Thank you:-)

    Quote Originally Posted by noboneshotdog View Post
    Good Golly! Those are some gorgeous little lights. Nice work!
    Thanks!:-)

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    Default Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    George, I think I wrote that before, but again, your lights are the only ones I would consider buying based as much on their look as their utility. So what I would really like to see one day is a sterling silver version of this light and/or a Nucleus. To match for example my sterling lighter.
    Last edited by ma tumba; 12-13-2017 at 01:11 AM.

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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    As always, your kind words are much appreciated:-) I can't tell you, if I'll make a light out of sterling silver yet...I've never worked with silver, but if I do, I'll make sure to let you know!:-)

    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    George, I think I wrote that before, but again, your lights are the only ones I would consider buying based as much on their look as their utility. So what I would really like to see one day is a sterling silver version of this light and/or a Nucleus. To match for example my sterling lighter.

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    Size comparison (Left to right) Tool Ti, Omicron, DQG Hobi, Nucleus, Tinylightwithnoname:-)

    Attachment 6694

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeRodge View Post
    These look like something from a movie set. How beautiful.
    Thank you Joe, would that be a Star Wars movie?:-)

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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    Quote Originally Posted by George7806 View Post
    Size comparison (Left to right) Tool Ti, Omicron, DQG Hobi, Nucleus, Tinylightwithnoname:-)

    Attachment 6694
    can't see the picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Absolutely gorgeous George!
    Thank you Easilyled!:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by egginator1 View Post
    Spectacular George!!
    Thanks Mike, glad to see you here:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdayv View Post
    If looks could kill... congrats!
    Thanks Xadv! How is that little light working out for you?

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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    Quote Originally Posted by George7806 View Post
    Thanks Xadv! How is that little light working out for you?
    Unobtrusively useful! (needs a bigger cousin LOL).

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdayv View Post
    Unobtrusively useful! (needs a bigger cousin LOL).
    I'm glad to hear you've putting it to work:-) Cousin is coming shortly!
    Last edited by George7806; 12-14-2017 at 08:17 AM.

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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    This bi-exotic version was one of the manually made pieces of these upcoming lights. Only 2 of them were made due to the very time consuming work. Sales for the small batch of various metals will be open between 5-6pm this afternoon.


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    Iíll take the blue tongue dam model if itís still available.
    It is better to buy a beautiful, expensive, custom flashlight than to curse the darkness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magellan View Post
    Iíll take the blue tongue dam model if itís still available.
    Sorry Steve, that Damasteel ones are all gone...they sold out in 5 mins.

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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    ...Have I missed something?

    There's no link on this thread on where and how to buy one? Definitely interested in on, just wondering on price and metals available.
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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazna View Post
    ...Have I missed something?

    There's no link on this thread on where and how to buy one? Definitely interested in on, just wondering on price and metals available.
    It's here: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=442104

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    Default Re: Full featured 10180 size flashlight final version completed.

    Quote Originally Posted by George7806 View Post
    This bi-exotic version was one of the manually made pieces of these upcoming lights. Only 2 of them were made due to the very time consuming work. Sales for the small batch of various metals will be open between 5-6pm this afternoon.

    George, is this one available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdayv View Post
    thanks! It's a fair bit, especially when I factor in exchange rate... very tempting
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