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Oct 29, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Searchlight


I got a little bit more done on the light today. I made the locking knob assembly which turned out to be easier than I thought.
Oct 30, 2012, 05:45 AM
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You are the master!!!!!
Now,smart a-- that I am,I must ask, will you have scale moths and bugs flying in front of the light?
OBW
Oct 30, 2012, 10:57 AM
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OBW you crack me up. I always look forward to your latest response, sure to bring a smile to me.
Oct 30, 2012, 05:07 PM
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You are the master!!!!!
Now,smart a-- that I am,I must ask, will you have scale moths and bugs flying in front of the light?
OBW
I dont think a insect of any type will be flying around the light at 20 knots!
Oct 30, 2012, 06:01 PM
If you cant find it Build it!
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I dont think a insect of any type will be flying around the light at 20 knots!
You never rode a motorcycle down the highway and splat right in the forehead june bug "OOUUCHH" thats going to leave a mark!
Oct 31, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Added a couple more details to the light today. I thought I had a piece of wire small enough to add the cable to the rear of the light but naturally I did not. So I will go a looking tomorrow. I still need to find a lens for it but I think I know where I can get one of those.
Oct 31, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Grav, when I need very small wire, I strip a piece of regular hook-up wire of its insulation and then unravel the copper threads inside of it. Gives me several strands of very thin gauge wire.
Oct 31, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Excellent work ...
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Oct 31, 2012, 08:47 PM
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I am faced with scratchbuilding a spotlight, there is alot to learn in this post ...
Oct 31, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Thanks for the info Kmot, I have some of that wire around here. I just have to find it. The cable to the light in the photos seems to be on the large side.

Tim the Dumas light was not even close to what it should have been. I have never made a light before so it was new for me. It was good to do just a single part.
Nov 01, 2012, 02:49 AM
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Hi gravman

The wire used in motor car looms is very fine now, the individual strands that is, within the plastic insulation or have you considered the wiring from an old cassette deck player? Scrap electronics have yelded many a small diameter piece of wire for me when needed
greg
Nov 01, 2012, 10:50 PM
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You never rode a motorcycle down the highway and splat right in the forehead june bug "OOUUCHH" thats going to leave a mark!
Oh yea I i have, a June bug, Bumble bee, Dragon fly, A bat, and a black bird and YEA THEY HURT! LOL... but they were smashed against me not flying around me.
Nov 01, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Wire


Grave take a look at LED light wireing they are pretty darn small also. Strip the out cover off and you have two very small insulated wires inside. One of them might work for you.


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