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    Tri-color Mokume Gane--nickel silver, brass and copper. I immediately coat it with Renaissance Wax to deter any oxidation.
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    My head is going out of control looking at that. What will you do to make it less prone to oxidation once it's in light form without the wax?
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    The wax stays on forever, unless you want to remove it with paint thinner. And one can keep applying a thin coat every year or so.
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    Beautiful...

    edit: Cannot believe I haven't seen your work before as long as I've been lurking this place, I'm still attempting to reassemble my jaw. I very much look forward to seeing what this turns into.
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    Pretty slick, Fred!

    Looking forward to seeing what you pull out of your magic hat using that potent stuff
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    Some photos of the final build--ready for shipping to Indonesia.




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    I suppose I would have to get my PM on to discuss more details of one of these? It's beautiful. Warm-white XM-L, 3 mode?
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    Oh wow, that thing screams luxury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnAppleSnail View Post
    I suppose I would have to get my PM on to discuss more details of one of these? It's beautiful. Warm-white XM-L, 3 mode?
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    Photon-fantastic!
    Beautiful work of art, Fred.

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    That is fantastic....
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    nice as heck!

    may i ask how much that one ran?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    I immediately coat it with Renaissance Wax to deter any oxidation.
    I'm surprised people don't use this to deter oxidization of some the copper hosts doing the rounds. I'm guessing this stuff isn;t electrically conductive, so it would be useless for protection say, copper light engines, but good for coating the exterior of natural copper bodies? I need to get me some I think.

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    That is one very gorgeous looking light!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tobrien View Post
    nice as heck!

    may i ask how much that one ran?
    For some reason, I wasn't getting notifications of new post to this thread, hence my late response. The light sold for $650.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattaus View Post
    I'm surprised people don't use this to deter oxidization of some the copper hosts doing the rounds. I'm guessing this stuff isn;t electrically conductive, so it would be useless for protection say, copper light engines, but good for coating the exterior of natural copper bodies? I need to get me some I think.
    Renaissance Wax is very easy to work with, feels good, doesn't smell and while a can is expensive--it will last a long time.

    Another possibility is to use a polymer coating, which is a bit harder to work with, but it can be sort of baked on in your household oven. I like a product called ProtectaClear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    Renaissance Wax is very easy to work with, feels good, doesn't smell and while a can is expensive--it will last a long time.

    Another possibility is to use a polymer coating, which is a bit harder to work with, but it can be sort of baked on in your household oven. I like a product called ProtectaClear.
    Oh cool - I might have to do some research and try a few things out

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    That might be the sweetest thing I've ever seen from you Fred. Sexxay!

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    Hi Fred, it's arrived safely today.

    Thanks a lot.



    here's a quick shot with one of my favourits






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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldy View Post
    Hi Fred, it's arrived safely today.

    Thanks a lot.



    here's a quick shot with one of my favourits






    Wow, what a coincidence--I don't buy too many lights, since I can make my own, but I do own one of those black beauties myself.

    Good to hear that it cleared customs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    For some reason, I wasn't getting notifications of new post to this thread, hence my late response. The light sold for $650.
    nice, thanks for telling me

    you do awesome work... one day I'll purchase one!
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    That's awesome!

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    And another MG light--heading to Colorado soon.

    Uses a CR2, miniFluPic Driver with three levels, O-ring sealed, and the reflector is also made from Mokume Gane. The buyer intends to use it, hence the lanyard holes.




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    that looks phenomenal!
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    Must resist...

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