12D Maglite mod

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will

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Re: 12D Maglite on eBay.

I made a 3AA light a few years back using two 2AA lights. The short explanation, I made a press fit of the two bodies in the knurled area. The picture of this 12D does not show how he attached the two bodies. I would be concerned about the strength of the connection on something that big.
 
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Re: 12D Maglite on eBay.

16 x C sized IMR powered hot-wire?
12 D + buck driver + 1W terralux dropin for 8 month runtimes?
Flag pole with built in illumination?
 
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Re: 12D Maglite on eBay.

I made a 3AA light a few years back using two 2AA lights. The short explanation, I made a press fit of the two bodies in the knurled area. The picture of this 12D does not show how he attached the two bodies. I would be concerned about the strength of the connection on something that big.

That's a good point actually, I just assumed he would have threaded the extension like fivemega's but in that case he would just sell the extension and not the whole light.
 
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will

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Re: 12D Maglite on eBay.

Threading the two parts together would work. I am not sure which would give a stronger connection (press fit or threaded together). Either of the methods are relatively easy to do on a big enough lathe.
 
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Re: 12D Maglite on eBay.

Moving this thread to /Homemade-Modified/ and changing the thread title slightly to be appropriate for the correct subforum ...
 
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Re: 12D Maglite on eBay.

Oh, my bad, everything is banned it seems :eek:

Corrected link deleted, I thought the op was making a joke, ooops

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Although having read the rules
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/Rules.html#articles
I still don't quite understand why eBay links are banned?

Actually don't tell me, it's probably some cultural thing I'm ignorant of.


Great mag though, wonder how heavy it is? My camping light is a hip bender after a mile
 
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