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Old 04-30-2012, 01:42 AM #33
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If you read more carefully, you will see that I said "not MORE collectors"

There are a few. You are becoming one of them

The very first hand-held laser I ever *bought* was in a Kryton Smooth barrel
It was a 6X (405nm) built by drlava
I paid $600 for it
Before y'all freak out too much, at the time, we were buying 6X burners for ~$350 EACH just to be able to harvest a single diode from it
So;
$350 for the diode
$70 for the host
$25 for the flexdrive (ver. 1 -- cutting edge technology at the time)
$15 for insured, signature delivery
$20 for PayPal fees
$5 for batteries
$5 for misc parts and costs

That leaves ~$125 for labor. At the time, for a custom laser, that was NOT out of line

Y'all have no idea how sweet the early pioneers in this hobby have made this for you

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If i knew this before (history)
i would have bid 150$ lol

But no one could explain it untill it's too late...

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If i knew this before (history)
i would have bid 150$ lol

But no one could explain it untill it's too late...

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You didn´t read the link I sent you a few days ago, didn´t you?
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Heck, I'd have gotten in on this had I seen it earlier. I have tons of Grooves, but only 1 smooth. PLus the original prototype. I'd have gladly paid $80 up to $90 for this one. Ah well.

The smooth was literally the first diode pressed host without a module. It was a pioneer of it's time (sadly that has run out with the proliferation of machinists on the forum) and far superior to the run of the mill dorcy hacks we were all doing at the time. Hell, I remember someone completely filling the head of a flashlight with solder so that they could have a better heatsink inside the head of the flashlight. Then drilled it out for the module. It was ugly as sin but pretty inventive..
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If you read more carefully, you will see that I said "not MORE collectors"

There are a few. You are becoming one of them

The very first hand-held laser I ever *bought* was in a Kryton Smooth barrel
It was a 6X (405nm) built by drlava
I paid $600 for it
Before y'all freak out too much, at the time, we were buying 6X burners for ~$350 EACH just to be able to harvest a single diode from it
So;
$350 for the diode
$70 for the host
$25 for the flexdrive (ver. 1 -- cutting edge technology at the time)
$15 for insured, signature delivery
$20 for PayPal fees
$5 for batteries
$5 for misc parts and costs

That leaves ~$125 for labor. At the time, for a custom laser, that was NOT out of line

Y'all have no idea how sweet the early pioneers in this hobby have made this for you

Peace,
dave
I wonder if that very laser is the 6x Kryton Smooth in my care now. She's still going strong at ~215mW with a 405-G-1.
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I wonder if that very laser is the 6x Kryton Smooth in my care now. She's still going strong at ~215mW with a 405-G-1.
It may be.

Is the switch hot glued in solid?

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Nope, no glue. Still a great, stable laser though. I also have the matching red that came with it.

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