MBI Core Ti - (world's thinnest??) Titanium Flashlight Pendant - (work in progress)

eurypylus

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Hi Tgwnn,

I must thank you for you extra effort for my piece.
There are few around the world who require dim light to work.
They are afaik mainly officer who work on the bridge, and pilot.
We only need the light each every few hours for a few seconds instantly, and your light can be life saving.

I'm looking forward to your Zeus for my fishing purpose.

Once again, thanks for the wonder you have created!

Cheers,

Arthur

Hi eurypylus,

Thanks so much for the feedback and so thrilled to hear your one and only of a kind CoreTi is going strong.
I remember that one specifically as it took me a few tries to solder the Red LED in just the right position and its the only CoreTi with a Red LED that I've made (it was a Ti blasted 3.2mm version).
I'd made only 2 others with colored LEDs (one pink, one blue).

I completely forgot to post it but the proof sample landed on Friday and it's looking just perfect.
The feel of the button is just right, fit and finish excellent too.

Expecting the batch to arrive during this month.
I'm going to have to adjust the retail price somewhat (final costs still pending) so that it takes into account some of the prototyping costs along with finishing (polishing) as I spent hundreds of hours hand polishing the CoreTi in the previous batch. This time (fortunately), I've asked the workshop to do that hard polishing on my behalf :rolleyes:

Tgwnn
 

the_guy_with_no_name

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I think it's a good idea. I struggled with mine when I got it.
Thanks Alex ;)

Hi Tgwnn,

I must thank you for you extra effort for my piece.
There are few around the world who require dim light to work.
They are afaik mainly officer who work on the bridge, and pilot.
We only need the light each every few hours for a few seconds instantly, and your light can be life saving.

I'm looking forward to your Zeus for my fishing purpose.

Once again, thanks for the wonder you have created!

Cheers,

Arthur

Hi Arthur,

Of course my pleasure entirely.
It's very rewarding to hear stories of how a product is being used so thanks so much for sharing it.
Zeus looks to be on the horizon and that... will have its own set of lifesaving features.

Tgwnn
 

the_guy_with_no_name

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Update:
Finally, I have some new CoreTi available.
Just a small number until the rest of the batch are here.…
though I've not yet put them "in-stock"

I rejected 80% of the parts due to tolerance not being where it must be and so for efficiency sake, I've been holding off on getting them ready until they're all here (as its much easier to do everything in one go).

This batch are polished only (sorry, no blasted), all latching switch (push once for on, push again for off), SOS mode (push and hold for 3 seconds) and ~4.8mm height (thickness).

I'm going to have to adjust the price a little (in the upwards direction) as the cost, taking into account rejection rates, materials (but not time) is so high, this might be the last batch I make for some time until I can reconsider the design/creation process.

I'll post some photos this week of the newly arrived :) but in case you can't wait for me to put them in-stock or don't want to risk missing one, feel welcome to contact me via my website/email.

Tgwnn
 

the_guy_with_no_name

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A few more CoreTi's landed and now looking much better so I've started getting some CoreTi's ready for packing and a shift to in-stock status.

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Below: This is the first photo of its kind...
Multiple CoreTi all "On" at the same time, thanks to the new switching mechanism.

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I've been doing a little extra polishing but nothing near as hard as the first time round.

On thing I should mention is if you scroll back up to the 1st and 2nd pics, you'll see the CoreTi on the bottom left has a clasp attached.

Previously, I included these custom titanium clasps with the CoreTi but...
I'm thinking of attaching these as the default, as they are a little tricky to attach perfectly without the right tools (and you sure don't want to slip and scratch your CoreTi before wearing it).
The clasp, is like an oval that has an opening at one end, I usually use a vice to gently bring the two open ends of the clasp together, letting one slightly overlap the other, then reposition the clasp in the vice to bring the higher end to be level with the lower and the result is a perfect fit.

Thank you for your patience and looking forward to be able to send some of these out really soon.

Tgwnn
 

climberkid

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Thanks, GL. I indeed am well supplied with MBI products. Although i always have room to grow my collection, but probably not from this specific thread....
 

rhpdchief

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Just ordered one too. This is a departure from my normal interests in lights...but it's MBI...and I kept checking it out while it was out of stock...and I know better than to think on it too long...and my wife said "hey that's a lot less money than you normally spend". Lol
 

the_guy_with_no_name

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Thank you very much Burtronium,
It's on the way ;)


Just ordered one too. This is a departure from my normal interests in lights...but it's MBI...and I kept checking it out while it was out of stock...and I know better than to think on it too long...and my wife said "hey that's a lot less money than you normally spend". Lol
Thanks so much rhpdchief,

Also shipped :thumbsup:

Update:
I added a small number to stock and they sold out very quickly.

I spent a good few days polishing and getting a few more ready so a there now a few more back "in-stock".

I'll be back to post a few photos (have to catch up on other MBI posts first) but after quite a lot of work and plenty of time to think between polishing strokes, this will probably be the last CoreTi production until either enough time has passed where I forgot just hard it is to make this product or I find the time to change the design which like many things, might evolve into something completely different :)

Tgwnn
 

rhpdchief

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Received mine today. Honestly...this may become the most frequently used flashlight I own. Fantastic work as usual Guy. Your designs and attention to detail are second to none.
 

Burtronium

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Hi Guy, just curious as I'm still waiting for mine to arrive, what is the longest lasting battery combination for a Core Ti? And also, did you end up getting them waterproof? (Way to many posts to scan to find out myself).
Cheers mate.
 

KDM

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Guy, I received my Core Ti today and the mirror finish is absolutely flawless. The output is great for the purpose I intend to use it for. Thanks again for your quick responses and attention to detail. Looking forward to receiving more of your creations in the works.
 

the_guy_with_no_name

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Hi Guy, just curious as I'm still waiting for mine to arrive, what is the longest lasting battery combination for a Core Ti? And also, did you end up getting them waterproof? (Way to many posts to scan to find out myself).
Cheers mate.

Hi Burtronium,

Thanks for posting.
For the new version, its exclusively CR2016.
I haven't made progress on waterproofing due to the closing mechanism but for the moment, I'm thinking the next generation CoreTi will be a completely new product which I hope can incorporate waterproofing too.

Guy, I received my Core Ti today and the mirror finish is absolutely flawless. The output is great for the purpose I intend to use it for. Thanks again for your quick responses and attention to detail. Looking forward to receiving more of your creations in the works.

Hi KDM,

Thanks so much for sharing and I'm always grateful to hear positive feedback.
Enjoy!

Tgwnn

p.s. I've added just a few more to in-stock status...
 

Zeruel

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Hi Tixx,

Are you meaning the latching switch in general or an actual Photon Freedom?

The next batch are all latching (not momentary):
push once for on, push again for off
long push (about 2 sec) for flashing mode

Tgwnn

Hey Guy, will there be extra latching internals to be available to replace the one in the first batch of Core Ti that I have (which is momentary)?
 

the_guy_with_no_name

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Hey Guy, will there be extra latching internals to be available to replace the one in the first batch of Core Ti that I have (which is momentary)?

Hi Zeruel,

That's a very good question.
Let me test to see if the internals are going to fit.

Standby and I'll let you know as soon as I've checked.

Tgwnn
 
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