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    I don't know what that is Fred, but I want one!

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    Could this day get any bloody worse?

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    Creative genius at work, shhhhhh!

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    Arm and Leg, trust me, they can ALWAYS get worse! Or better, or some of both.

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    I see Fred is expanding on the pyramid idea, which is great as the grip this design offers would be second to none, but at the same time perplexing because it would be so time consuming....

    Fred - all you're going to do is get people wanting this more and more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattaus View Post
    I see Fred is expanding on the pyramid idea, which is great as the grip this design offers would be second to none, but at the same time perplexing because it would be so time consuming....

    Fred - all you're going to do is get people wanting this more and more!

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    Threading completed for the head of the light.
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    I wasn't happy with the anodizing of the light and decided to change the color and hopefully improve the evenness of the coloring, too.

    Here is the result--almost done, but some further polishing of the bare Ti is needed before it will be done. The single-stage LE works just fine and the XM-L driven at 1.5A is darn bright.








    Yes, I deliberately sanded down the light after anodizing, to highlight the high spots and help reveal the pattern a bit. They would have worn down eventually, if the light were actually used.
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    Wow, what size battery and is it a twisty or clicky? Will you be puting this on your mailing list?

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    Wow. Fred that's gorgeous.

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    It is a twisty and takes an AW18650 Lithium-ion battery. Yes, it will be offered through the mailing list, eventually. I was hoping to offer three lights at once, but I'm waiting for a new driver to arrive before I can finish the Tungsten AA light:



    L to R: Diagonally Knurled Ti light. Ti Py_ramids, and the Tungsten AA.
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    Wow again wow. They look great.

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    Those do line up some kind of gorgeous, for sure!

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    Simply Fredtastic.

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    A beauty!

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    Buttrock The Pharaoh would certainly be impressed!!!

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    L to R: Diagonally Knurled Ti light. Ti Py_ramids, and the Tungsten AA.
    Holy trinity, Batman!
    Fred, you are for sure the Pharaoh's favorite photon-provider... As much as that TiPy rocks, I have a soft spot for that Tower of Tungsten*

    *p.s. You need to line up those pyramids for the next shot for your OCD friends
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    I would love a Task Light II like that!
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