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    Helmet Mounted Triple Cree

    Here are some pics of a helmet mounted light I just finished. 3x Q5s with Cutter's new 4deg optic, driven by a Taskled fatman at 700mA.









    I've had a chance to try both of Cutter's new optics now and they are superb!
    The 14deg Cutter optic has roughly the same amount of throw and flood as the 10deg Khatod optic, but unlike the Khatod the beam is smooth with no artifacts. The 4deg Cutter optic is awesome for a helmet mounted light! It has exceptional throw while still providing decent peripheral flood. I took some beamshots last night comparing the optics, but it was a little foggy and the photos didn't come out so well.

    Hope everyone has a happy New Year!

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    Cool mount!

    cnc'd?

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    thats too freakin cool

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    Nope, no CNC work, all manual. The next few I make will all be manually machined, but once the MAZAK CNC lathe at work becomes available I'll make a CNC'd batch.

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    Very nice for are a manual work

    Gruss - Saludos

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    That's beautiful... what kind of lathe do you have?
    Somehow I predict that a mini lathe might be in my future.

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    Did you just find a grommet that fit your cable?

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    aahh that's beautiful..

    Do you have pictures of the innards?

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    way too beautiful...
    Belgian beer and Scotch whisky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by achesalot
    That's beautiful... what kind of lathe do you have?
    Somehow I predict that a mini lathe might be in my future.
    You should totally get a lathe. You would love it! One of those benchtop ones from Harbor Freight and you'd be set! The ones I have access to are a little bigger than that though...1 LeBlonde, 2 Hardinge, 1 Nardini...blah,blah.blah. Long story short, the shop where I work has a lot of nice equipment (lathes and mills). I've got a nice little mill at home too, and I'll be adding a small lathe as soon as possible. All of the operations necessary to make something like these lights are totally do-able on the tabletop sized machine tools. If you are going to buy a lathe, make sure you get one that can cut threads!

    notenoughtime- I ordered grommets to fit from McMaster Carr... www.mcmaster.com

    -Stevel

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    WOW , Dude that is way too cool. Hmmm, looks like a perfect platform for the new Cutter 4 up LED kit Cutter has been teasing us with. Wish I had the mad skills and tools to put something like that together.


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