(knock-off) Malkoff Anti-Roll Hex Head (MARHH)

MartinDWhite

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Since it looks like Gene is not going to make an Anti-Roll head for the MD body series, I thought I would take a crack at it. It was a fun after noon project....come on a journey with me.


Some 1.25 flat to flat hex stock
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Matches up well to the side of a MD head.
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Bore it out...
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Bore out the area to engage the oring
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Run in a big ole' tap.
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And we have a passable head, with the same double groove that the MD heads have, to pay homage to the original's style.
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break all the edges and compare it to the original.
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And do a quick function check.....it works....and it does NOT roll.
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LiftdT4R

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That looks amazing!! Are you going to round off the hex part near the lens? Also, how long til these are available for sale?? :grin2: I love your MD1 and 1.5. I use the MD1 Every day for work with a high low ring I customized and one of the M61 219 drop ins. Pure awesomeness!!
 

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i'll take it! [emoji16]


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nbp

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Very neat project. Wish I had machining skills to just make cool stuff!
 

lion504

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Pretty sweet! In addition to anti-roll, I wish the MD head accepted a SS bezel ring. Possible to add SF type threading to the front?
 
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Random Dan

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Pretty sweet! In addition to anti-roll, I wish the MD head accepted a SS bezel ring. Possible to add SF type threading to the front?
That'd be sweet. Like a hybrid between malkoff and surefire bezels.
 

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You know call me crazy but I would like one in SS. Heavy as hell but that would be fine with me.
 

MartinDWhite

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good job , why you don't turn it black?

To turn it black (anodize it) I usually use a plating shop. They charge about $1 a part with a minimum of $75 to do any batch. Since I only have one part it would cost $75 to get it anodized. I could paint it, but the paint will wear off very quickly with the use it would see.

If I make a run of them, then I would get the whole batch hard anodized. That would lower the cost per piece to a reasonable amount.
 
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