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    Today, 12:27 PM
    Fit to close bore, light press and then drill and tap the joint and fill with threaded rod. It's like a parallel pin, but with additional locking....
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    Today, 12:22 PM
    Cheers John, didn't even think of that. I'll start another thread for blank cutting with some photos. It's something I do surprisingly often, so...
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    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    Took it diving, and it worked really well. GoPro image at 18 meters, hence the white balance is all messed up. Its a bit heavy, Ill improve on...
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    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    My first build is here. As I dive with a buddy I thought I'd better make 2 torches. This one is somewhat chunkier - I only had an SSC-P7 LED /...
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    08-27-2015, 03:56 PM
    My CVA has a magic lever on the headstock - single tooth dog clutch. I nearly always leave the half nuts engaged and throw the leadscrew out of...
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    08-26-2015, 04:51 PM
    small.planes replied to a thread Making a Dive Torch in General
    Went diving today. Hurrah! Torch works at 19 meters: Pretty good beam, was glad to have it, it gets dark as you go deeper. This is the tail...
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    08-23-2015, 12:58 PM
    That <something> would be use some wires :p :p :p Ill get my coat :) Dave
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    08-23-2015, 12:01 PM
    Given you have a Bowden cable heading to the print head I'd run the power on wires attached to that. But then I like simple, and adding complexity...
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    08-23-2015, 10:42 AM
    small.planes replied to a thread Making a Dive Torch in General
    Yes, I thought about a reed switch and magnet, but I wasn't sure how to mount the reed switch and still be able to get the magnet to it, without...
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    08-22-2015, 05:23 PM
    small.planes replied to a thread Making a Dive Torch in General
    Initial outside test - plenty of light I think: Its supposed to be waterproof, so I filled the sink: and left it running I *may* have...
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    08-22-2015, 05:22 PM
    Evening All, some time ago (2009!) I bought a few LED units to make torches with. I made a couple of bike lights, but the remaining units never...
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