|Project by rustfever||posted 02-05-2012 07:02 AM||2113 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
Recently, I was in Home Depot and found an 8 pack of LED flashlight for $8. When I got them to the shop I noted they were .986” OD. I got thinking and found my 1” D Forsner bit drilled a hole of .997”ID. So, I took a chunk of Claro Walnut and preped it for use on my pen turning mandrel. I had to make a couple of stepped fittings out of Oak to use the mandrel. 40 minutes later, ‘Viola!’ the workd first LED flashlight. I use a few drops CA medium glue to make the .997 ID sleeve fit tightly to ther .986” OD x 3” L flashlight.
The the Claro Walnut sleeve is 1.121” OD [‘997” ID] x 3.05” L The Flashing is .986”D x 3.27”L, including the screw cover to access the batteries.
Wife asked if she could have it to put in her purse.
-- Rustfever, Central California