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    Meet Nosey....

    and the four jaw chuck.

    I broke the last one so time to make another, hopefuly a better and stronger one. I'll update as I go provided I don't mess it up but so far so good. Got the face plate done today including drilling and tapping for the silly little M2 screws.
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    Where's the freeking pictures?

    There they are... nice tidy work

    what leds are you stuffing in it?

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    ..smooth

    ..beautiful machine finish there yb, top job!!
    guess you gonna put a few fins on at some point?
    mind you it looks good as it is, smooth
    ...Scun.thorpe, UK

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    Nice work YB! Looks very nice.
    P.S. I'm envious to all you CNC and lathe-owner-guys. Really (:
    P.P.S. Double Regina's??

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    Looks great. Looks fairly bullet proof right about now as well.

    XML's and Regina's anyone?

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    Thanks, should have said it's going to have XPGs, Reginas plus bFlex. That's if I can get it all out of the old housing.

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    nice design!! Did you take a 1.5" round, deck top and bottoms and lathe the front holes?

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    That looks great Yeti. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Wish I could fit a lathe and mill in my 2 bedroom apartment......= )
    For now I will have to settle for a dremel, hacksaw, files and adding this........
    http://www.harborfreight.com/5-inch-...ise-94276.html
    to my drill press.
    Now just need to figure out what cheap mill bits I can get away with, and wrap my head around what I can do with it.
    Time will tell.
    It looks great though. Good luck getting the old parts out of the broken head.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Looks good! Is it going to get fins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone
    nice design!! Did you take a 1.5" round, deck top and bottoms and lathe the front holes?
    That's correct except I used 45mm Dia round bar, 1.5" is too close to size to allow for any mistakes.


    savagemann, I have a Taig micro lathe, you can almost fit it in a shoe box and I use it in my spare room. Great when you have no space. I also use a very tiny vertical slide on it for milling.

    Vancbiker, not too sure about fins yet but it may get some at the back near the bFlex compartment to save some weight as there is plenty of meat in that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann
    That looks great Yeti. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Wish I could fit a lathe and mill in my 2 bedroom apartment......= )
    For now I will have to settle for a dremel, hacksaw, files and adding this........
    http://www.harborfreight.com/5-inch-...ise-94276.html
    to my drill press.
    Now just need to figure out what cheap mill bits I can get away with, and wrap my head around what I can do with it.
    Time will tell.
    It looks great though. Good luck getting the old parts out of the broken head.
    Be very carefully using end mills in a drill press, the chuck is not designed for side force, i.e pushing into the side of the cutter.
    If your unlucky it can rip the chuck out and if it hits you chances are its going to hurt..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger
    Be very carefully using end mills in a drill press, the chuck is not designed for side force, i.e pushing into the side of the cutter.
    If your unlucky it can rip the chuck out and if it hits you chances are its going to hurt..
    Good call GD.
    Will most likely just be doing really light duty stuff, and go really slow. Making shallow cooling fins and light shaping of small parts.
    I plan on doing alot of plastic parts for mounts, lenses and remote switches.

    Yeti, any idea on when you will get it all finished up?
    The Taig stuff looks perfect for me. I'm gonna have to sell a bunch of junk I have sitting around and save up a bit.
    Anybody need some new red chris king bling BB and headset?......= )
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann
    Good call GD.
    Will most likely just be doing really light duty stuff, and go really slow. Making shallow cooling fins and light shaping of small parts.
    I plan on doing alot of plastic parts for mounts, lenses and remote switches.

    Yeti, any idea on when you will get it all finished up?
    The Taig stuff looks perfect for me. I'm gonna have to sell a bunch of junk I have sitting around and save up a bit.
    Anybody need some new red chris king bling BB and headset?......= )
    It's not too far off finished now, just need to decide on some final touches like cable entry point and what gland etc.

    I also started building lights with just a dremel, then got a drill press and used it as a lathe and a mill but it is dangerous and the work leaves a lot to be desired, it's also a good way to knacker the drill press but I learnt a lot doing things that way.
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    i forgot to ask...... why `Nosey`?
    ...Scun.thorpe, UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEY HEY ITS HENDO
    i forgot to ask...... why `Nosey`?
    The wife named it (him) Nosey due to his blue nose. Don't let wives name your creations I think it looks like something from Toy Story with it's ears

    Milled the groove for the lexon today, got that cut and it fits well also removed some excess material from the inside.
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    The more I look at this one Yeti, the more I am falling for this little bugger.
    Any luck getting the old guts out to put into the new head?
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann
    The more I look at this one Yeti, the more I am falling for this little bugger.
    Any luck getting the old guts out to put into the new head?
    savagemann, I've had great fun this morning trying to get the old bits out as I never intended to ever open the old housing I made the back an interferance fit, have to mill it away to get to the bFlex !!! Should be OK.
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    Very nice looking light . Good luck getting the old parts out.

    My wife call my lights "oh sh-t, not another one"

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    Yetti make sure you dust down the bflex really well and then go over it with a magnifying glass looking for minute filings BEFORE you power it back up.

    I killed a maxflex because or micro pieces of swarf(?) shorting out the board, expensive mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26
    Yetti make sure you dust down the bflex really well and then go over it with a magnifying glass looking for minute filings BEFORE you power it back up.
    that's called a great excuse to get a b2flex (just joking, honest)

    cool looking light yeti, can't wait to see if finished. Whenever I get jealous of the lathe and CNC crew, I just pretend to be part of the Ghetto aesthetic "yeah, I could do something awesome like that, but I'm keepin' it real w' da Dremel man". I'm going to start gluing random bits of crap onto my lights, just in case people don't get the message

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    Yeti
    I just wanted to add my voice. That is a beautiful light. Good show. Maybe I don't really need the $10,000 milling machine.

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    Thanks for the comments Peeps.

    I have managed to get the giblets out of the old light and they still work, also removed more from the Nosey, so I could put it together but I can't decide weather or not to add some fins.
    It's quite small so not much to play around with so more risk of a balls up but it could save a few grams and run a tiny bit cooler.

    What would you do?
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    easiest option is fins running from front to back on the top and bottom...
    whats the width of the flat part on the top and bottom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger
    easiest option is fins running from front to back on the top and bottom...
    + 1

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    The top and bottom flat bits are 26mm wide, problem is the bFlex socket has left the top and bottom walls too thin to do fins on the top/bottom at least behind the switch.

    Most of the excess is around the sides of the driver socket.

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