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    Quote Originally Posted by tobrien View Post
    that looks great!
    Thank you for those kind words Tucker.

    The owner didn't want the dark stone wash & preferred a lighter look. After experimenting on some left over titanium tubes I finished this light by hand to give a burnished patina:





    When the light is at just the right angle the pattern looks like cross hatching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionworks View Post
    Thank you for those kind words Tucker.

    The owner didn't want the dark stone wash & preferred a lighter look. After experimenting on some left over titanium tubes I finished this light by hand to give a burnished patina:

    [IM]http://cdn-2-service.phanfare.com/images/9853934_6262538_205155027_Web_2/Image-9853934-205155027-2-Web_0_5762693c19b14283ac3a45933629e6c1_1[/IMG]



    When the light is at just the right angle the pattern looks like cross hatching.
    dang! the beauty is in the fine detail of that cross hatching.
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    Just a head's up ...

    I haven't been in the shop since 12-28-2013, the day I came down with Piriformis Syndrome. The time right after Christmas & before New Year's Day is the worst possible for seeing a doctor or physical therapist as many are out of town for the holidays. Finally started PT today and will go twice or three times each week until this resolves.

    The problem is that I cannot stand or sit for more than 15 minutes at a time. Pain level is excruciating but Oxycodone 10mg + muscle relaxant + anti inflammatory takes the edge off ... doesn't take the pain away but at least dulls it. My therapist hopes to see gradual improvement with stretching & strengthening exercises plus whatever magic he can work.

    Hoping to get into the shop next week before I drive my wife nuts
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    Oh shoots.. That really sucks.
    I pray that you will have a great & quick recovery.
    Take good care man..

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    Thanks Jon & thanks also to members who've emailed about this. Last night was the first time I've been able to sleep without the pain med, took only the anti inflammatory + muscle relaxant + 1gm Tylenol. Took that again about an hour ago & will try to get in some shop time today. Mornings are the best time of the day right now, the discomfort really notches up in the afternoon.

    I'll update when there's more improvement.
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    Email sent. I'm sorry to hear about this Piriformis Syndrome problem. Take whatever time you need to get well.

    Update: Thanks for the reply. Package incoming. Email or phone me up with any questions.
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    Thank you to everyone who's posted or emailed about my situation. Here's an update ...

    Physical therapy (PT) has been 2X per week for almost one month & improvement is way too slow for me. My therapist did a re-eval yesterday & changed the schedule to 3X per week for the next month with all treatments in the hot pool (91° F / 33° C). More exercises to do, primarily to build core strength & increase range of motion, done 3X daily.

    Pain level is finally somewhat less, especially from wake up until around 1200 or 1300. The routine that works is stand for no more than 30 minutes, sit for at least 10 minutes, repeat. Then eat lunch/take pain med/lay down for 1-2 hours, exercises, light work (meaning almost no work) for the rest of the day. Pain usually spikes around 1800-1900 just like clockwork, take another pain med, exercises, etc.

    I did get 12 hours of machining done this week, half of that flashlights & the other half industrial rush jobs. The meds make it a challenge to rush anything but so far so good.

    Thanks to everyone for your patience while your lights are being machined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionworks View Post
    Thank you to everyone who's posted or emailed about my situation. Here's an update ...

    Physical therapy (PT) has been 2X per week for almost one month & improvement is way too slow for me. My therapist did a re-eval yesterday & changed the schedule to 3X per week for the next month with all treatments in the hot pool (91° F / 33° C). More exercises to do, primarily to build core strength & increase range of motion, done 3X daily.

    Pain level is finally somewhat less, especially from wake up until around 1200 or 1300. The routine that works is stand for no more than 30 minutes, sit for at least 10 minutes, repeat. Then eat lunch/take pain med/lay down for 1-2 hours, exercises, light work (meaning almost no work) for the rest of the day. Pain usually spikes around 1800-1900 just like clockwork, take another pain med, exercises, etc.

    I did get 12 hours of machining done this week, half of that flashlights & the other half industrial rush jobs. The meds make it a challenge to rush anything but so far so good.

    Thanks to everyone for your patience while your lights are being machined.
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    I'm sorry to hear about what had happened i hope you have a speedy recovery as well.

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    Spoke with my primary care doc yesterday & he referred me to a neurologist for further evaluation. Piriformis Syndrome responds well to stretching, strengthening, physical therapy, etc., so he thinks there's some issue with the lumbar spine. Prescribed Neurontin® (gabapentin) which should start reducing the pain in 7 days & then further reductions during the 2nd, 3rd & 4th weeks. Side effects are a real trip, brings back memories of Woodstock & college parties Hopefully I can reduce or eliminate the pain meds in a week or two & that should translate to more time in the shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionworks View Post
    Spoke with my primary care doc yesterday & he referred me to a neurologist for further evaluation. Piriformis Syndrome responds well to stretching, strengthening, physical therapy, etc., so he thinks there's some issue with the lumbar spine. Prescribed Neurontin® (gabapentin) which should start reducing the pain in 7 days & then further reductions during the 2nd, 3rd & 4th weeks. Side effects are a real trip, brings back memories of Woodstock & college parties Hopefully I can reduce or eliminate the pain meds in a week or two & that should translate to more time in the shop.
    college parties? come down to my place and we'll rage with at the frathouses.

    This offer good for an unlimited time
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    LOL I'm way past the expiration date for college parties ... But my lovely, single, 29 y o daughter might be interested
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    Had the MRI scans done yesterday & and just received a call from my primary care doc's office. Generally speaking whenever a doctor's office calls to discuss an MRI or CT scan it isn't to deliver good news. I won't bore you with all the medical terms but my doc said "no wonder you're complaining about the pain, you have issues with L5/L4/L3/L2/L1".
    It could be worse, at least it isn't cancer, MS or some other life threatening disease. I'll see what the neuro doc recommends.
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    dang man, we got you in our thoughts and prayers!
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    dang man, we got you in our thoughts and prayers!
    +1

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    Thought I would give this a bump. How are things going on the health front? I hope you are feeling better or have found some way to keep moving.

    Let us know if anything interesting is happening in the shop too, flashlight related or misc other...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBigDay View Post
    ... How are things going on the health front?
    Finally figuring out this issue although it's taken longer than I expected. Here's the short version:

    02-14-2014 Consult with neurosurgeon who was recommended by the director at the physical therapy center. He seemed uncertain as what to do, wanted me to have two full days of additional testing & consults, we thanked him for his time & got the heck out of there. My wife (a RN) was less than impressed with him & so was I.

    03-06-2014 Consult with neurologist who referred me to Washington University Center for Advanced Medicine for a neurosurgery consult.

    04-15-2014 The doc at Wash U cautioned against surgery, even though they have 5 spinal specialists, because:
    • Symptoms might not be any better & could be worse
    • Fusion would transfer loading to the vertebrae above & below the fused area & those might not able to handle the additional stress
    • Leg pain would probably be less but low back pain wouldn't change
    • 4-5 month recovery, light duty, no lifting over 5#


    04-21-2014 Met with my primary care doc to discuss all the above. He pointed out that I don't have the severe neurological changes that would clearly indicate a need for surgery. He suggested that I try X-ray guided steroid injections because that might reduce the lower back pain & I see that doc this week. He repeated what the neurosurgeon said about the low back pain be somewhat permanent & I've come to accept that over the last few months. Most days it isn't so bad & I'll go until afternoon before starting the pain meds.

    ... Let us know if anything interesting is happening in the shop too, flashlight related or misc other...
    I did the first shop clean up since Christmas so you can imagine the mess. At least one more day of putting tools away & should be boring lights by next week.

    I've read the four stages of this process & totally agree that each one has to be checked off before moving to the next one:


    1. Denial
    2. Anger
    3. Depression
    4. Acceptance & Hope


    I can live with this at the present level. Better now to accept what I have to work with than to get sliced & diced & perhaps be worse
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    I managed a fleet repair division and a building repair division consisting of about 50 trades people. As you can imagine, there were many, many back injuries, strains, sprains etc and many surgeries to go with them. I can tell you from this experience, that over a 25 year period, less than 5% of the people that underwent back surgeries were satisfied and able to work unrestricted or with minor limitations again. Many of them said that if they had known what the outcome would be, they would have elected to not have the surgery. I, myself have a couple of bulging disks and had two epidurals about 6 years ago. During the last 5 years, I've lived in relative comfort, able to live a fairly normal life with respect to letting my back issue restrict my daily physical routine. I should probably have another epidural to give me 5 more years of relative comfort. Just my $0.02 worth.
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    we've got you still in our thoughts and prayers Barry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionworks View Post

    04-15-2014 The doc at Wash U cautioned against surgery, even though they have 5 spinal specialists, because:


    • Symptoms might not be any better & could be worse
    • Fusion would transfer loading to the vertebrae above & below the fused area & those might not able to handle the additional stress
    This is exactly the advice I got from a local clinic here in Minneapolis that focuses on physical therapy for people with neck and back problems. They specialize in PT, but evaluate everyone on an individual basis and surgery is recommended for only a very small percentage of clients.

    I also have an old boss of mine who is now a friend and he had fusion surgery 15+ years ago. He has said many times if he knew then what he knows now, he never would have had the surgery. On the bright side, he has been able to manage the problem with only the rare "down for the count" periods.

    I can relate to your situation. Acceptance and Hope is a good place to be, all things considered.

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    OneBigDay ... your package is on the workbench now It won't be too much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneking View Post
    Does anyone know who does Tritium installs?
    I would love to get the following done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kid9P View Post
    If your talking about having trits installed into the body directly, I would contact Precionworks.
    Not sure if he's doing that anymore though.
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    They have stopped providing this service.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kid9P View Post
    Oh man, sorry. They did do amazing work.
    Here's some conversation from the HDS thread a few days ago that you might be interested in.

    My V10R Ti is still my #1 carry light after all this time and I can't imagine carrying it without the work you did on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    My V10R Ti is still my #1 carry light after all this time and I can't imagine carrying it without the work you did on it.
    Thank you for your kind words. The V10R is much like a Harley Davidson motorcycle, ready to use as it is but full of potential. Orders continue to come in for boring/grip mods/McGizmo clipping/stone wash & cross hatch/etc.

    Does anyone know who does Tritium installs?
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    Just a note to let everyone know that I'm back in the shop Some of you have waited for a long time & I appreciate your patience.

    Your lights are being machined & shipped back in the order in which they arrived. If you have something that you want to send in please do so - it's looking like around four weeks turnaround.

    No change to speak of on the health issues. Some days are almost pain free & the entire day is spent working in the shop. Others start off bad & get worse - thank goodness there aren't many of those as productivity drops to zero. I'm guessing an average of six hours work daily & that's a big improvement.
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    Hand applied crosshatch patina pattern. This finish is made by abrading the surface & any new scratches should hide well. First time the crosshatch has been applied to a full contour body & it's a bit more challenging. The head & tail section are the same diameter and are done together as they are full round. The battery section has four flat panels & four round panels & is done in a second operation.

    Finish is very smooth to the touch but is much more grippy than the original polished Ti. The control ring seems to be much easier to grip & turn but that's a survey of one person.



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    Looks Saw-wheat! I'm guessing I know who's light that is. Looking forward to seeing the results of the spa treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBigDay View Post
    ... Looking forward to seeing the results of the spa treatment.
    As long as the Postal Service does their job you'll see them by the end of the week. Is the correct term "fraternal twins"




    A V10R Ti fresh off the machine, drilled & tapped for a McGizmo pocket clip. Still needs to be bored for an 18mm cell & stonewashed before traveling back to Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionworks View Post
    Just a note to let everyone know that I'm back in the shop Some of you have waited for a long time & I appreciate your patience.

    Your lights are being machined & shipped back in the order in which they arrived. If you have something that you want to send in please do so - it's looking like around four weeks turnaround.

    No change to speak of on the health issues. Some days are almost pain free & the entire day is spent working in the shop. Others start off bad & get worse - thank goodness there aren't many of those as productivity drops to zero. I'm guessing an average of six hours work daily & that's a big improvement.
    Glad to hear you are working on the shop
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    Hello!

    I have a SWM V10R ti that I would like for you to mod please.
    I'd like the light to mimic a McGizmo Haiku cigar grip.
    I would also like the AA ti extension hex shape to be turned down and smoothed out.
    The turnaround time is 4 weeks? Correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSH FAN View Post
    Hello!
    I have a SWM V10R ti that I would like for you to mod please.
    I'd like the light to mimic a McGizmo Haiku cigar grip.
    I would also like the AA ti extension hex shape to be turned down and smoothed out.
    Rush, thanks for posting. Please email precisionworkswelding AT gmail DOT com & I'll be happy to discuss what you want & perhaps suggest other mods you might like.
    The turnaround time is 4 weeks? Correct?
    My best guess right now is 6 weeks & this can vary. There are lights on the bench waiting for machining & those have to go out before any new work is done. The sooner you ship your light the sooner you'll have it back.
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