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    Default Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Update: Make sure to check out the pics on the later pages, it only gets better as you go

    I've been anodizing small stuff like clips and bezels for people for a bit now, and I've done some larger stuff for myself (my LO-Ti, Sebenza and I think I'm going to do a faux Tuxedo thing with my Gatlight V3-Ti but in blue). You can see some examples throughout this thread, in my HDS pocketclip thread, PhotonFanatics Killer thread











    Small stuff would probably be in the $10-15 range, larger stuff would probably be on an individual basis at first.

    Let me know if you're interested,
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    p.s. I could also do heat striping if desired
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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Have you done any Ti lights yet, i.e., something heavier than a clip?

    If so, got any pics?
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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    I've done my LO-Ti, you can see the intermediate pics here, I'll post some pics of the finished product when I get hoem from work in the morning. The knotwork on the knife handle is all anodized (ie. not engraved) and I'm probably going to be doing the main body parts on my Gatlight V3-Ti on my next set of days off (I'll post pics as soon as it's done and re-assembled). For what it's worth, the CC/CV setup I'm using will handle anything Mag sized or smaller, but finding large chunks of Ti to play with is not cheap as I'm sure you know.

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Did you do the gold on the roller of the Dupont lighter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morelite View Post
    Did you do the gold on the roller of the Dupont lighter?
    Nope, that's 22kt, but it looked SO good with the bronze ano I couldn't resist (and congrats on being the first to notice the lighter). Now if only I could convince Dupont to do something in Ti. Incidentally, that is the best lighter I've ever owned, I've gone through more on those damn clicky torch lighters that crap out than I spent on the Dupont, never again. Flint rules

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvaltakis2 View Post
    Nope, that's 22kt, but it looked SO good with the bronze ano I couldn't resist (and congrats on being the first to notice the lighter). Now if only I could convince Dupont to do something in Ti. Incidentally, that is the best lighter I've ever owned, I've gone through more on those damn clicky torch lighters that crap out than I spent on the Dupont, never again. Flint rules

    ~Chip

    A Ti Dupont sure would be saaweeeeet, so would the one pictured beside my Dupont (actually it is a Davidoff, but Dupont made them).


    That is a Sarome SJ-1, made from a solid bar of Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morelite View Post
    A Ti Dupont sure would be saaweeeeet, so would the one pictured beside my Dupont (actually it is a Davidoff, but Dupont made them).


    That is a Sarome SJ-1, made from a solid bar of Al
    Ok, so I found the website, but there's no prices. Where can you order those from?

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    I ordered it from here, it took about 3 weeks to get but I couldn't find any US dealers.

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Finally got time to post pics of the latest projects, my Gatlight V3 and my finished LO-Ti...








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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Quote Originally Posted by wvaltakis2 View Post
    Finally got time to post pics of the latest projects, my Gatlight V3 and my finished LO-Ti...








    ~Chip
    COOL!

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Quote Originally Posted by wvaltakis2 View Post
    Finally got time to post pics of the latest projects, my Gatlight V3 and my finished LO-Ti...








    ~Chip
    always admire the percision workmanship of Gatlights. like a fine made watch or instrament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimjones3630 View Post
    always admire the percision workmanship of Gatlights. like a fine made watch or instrament.
    And just as much of a pain in the a$$ to take apart and tinker with.

    ~Chip

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyTiedye View Post
    LOL, got anything in mind? The only non-anodized Ti piece I have left is my Benchmade Bali-song and then I'm going to have to resort to playing with the scrap Ti laying around. Either that or buy/make some new Ti goodness.

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Are you still doing this? I've got a V3 Tux dying for a makover.
    Mr Bulk Ti Dragon, SS & Black DragonHeart, Lion Cub, SNII, PM6 5w... GatLight III Ti & Tux... Arcmania KIT - B, Maxlite II, TTH... Milky KL3 w/Cree and KL1 w/Seoul 3 - 11 volt input. To name a few of my upper end lights.

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    I'm still interested too!

    I didn't see your reply because you replied while I was at Burning Man.

    Are you offering this as a service if we bring Ti stuff over? You are local, so that would be feasible.
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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    I visited Chip and his family last night for a little BBQ, he was kind enough to do a little job for me. Here is my Inka pen with a new look, I lone the Purple/Blue......It turned out FABULOUS.

    If I am lucky, we will get this service at my next BBQ if there is enough interest.








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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Tim- thanks for the pics, we were just having too much fun last night.

    AndyTieDye & freewheeler- I totally missed your posts here, drop me a PM and we can work something out.

    ~Chip

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Would that work for a McLuxIII-Ti ... ?
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Yup

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post
    Would that work for a McLuxIII-Ti ... ?




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    Quote Originally Posted by wvaltakis2 View Post
    Yup
    Would you be able to disassamble and re-assamble this light?
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    I'd have to get my hands on one to be sure, but I believe those are designed to be easy to upgrade, so it should be "relatively" simple to strip it down to the bare Ti components (although I think I remember a post about a McGizmo powered ON IN an anodizing bath).

    ~Chip

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Hi Chip,
    I think I'd like to try a Ti dunk.
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    Chip,
    Maybe you'll have some rad pics after this weekend to share.
    I just can't decide on which and maybe more than one..Ti - LC, Chameleon, Dragon, Nautilus, PD, Mule, exolion...not in any particular order of course.
    However, the snow is a gona be dumping in Tahoe and I may need to make a run for it. Lets talk Friday.
    Ned

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    You can always drop off on the way up and pick up on the way down

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    Buttrock Got some Exolions to play with!

    Courtesy of fellow CPF'er Ned









    Had a blast hanging out and playing with the anodizer, I had to cut Ned off at these four just to make sure he'd have a reason to come back.

    ~Chip

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    Great pics Chip.
    I love the new TI Exolion look. The green would look great on my Dragon.
    The colour is so durable. I can't seem to scratch it, even on my key chain.
    Thanks again,
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    Rolleye11 Splash anodized LO-Ti Q5

    Finally getting the hang of this blue and gold splashes on a grean background...







    ~Chip

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    Default Re: Custom anodizing feeler (Ti only)

    The splash looks great Chip

    I think I need a polished, bezel down, 1x123 Ti clip for an HDS....can you hook it up?

    PS - getting to work on my house key yet?

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