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03-19-2017, 02:52 PM #1
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Resurrection of a nice host..

Hi Folks,
Just purchased this laser and it had to be refinished cause it looked likest's been around the block a number of times and i wasn't pleased with the over all look. basically it deserved better because of the great machining the person did.. I did a before and after so here it is enjoy folks This is before pics there are other dings and scratch but you get the picture. Notice no lens threads on the knob that will be solved easily.

Rich
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

Do you have a photo of the whole assembled unit? Looks cool, I wanna see.
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03-19-2017, 03:37 PM #3
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

Well here are some after pics when i refinished the entire host, I will take some pics in it's entirety . Iwaent a little further to investigate what it looks like inside with the 12mm module removed to reveal the goodies . Some after pics, Had to turn dow the skirt so the focus knob would mesh even when focused it had to much material and made it to long.

Rich
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

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Newbie advice: Please take the time to first make an introduction in the Welcome section before posting questions.

Divergence to spot size calc: - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which expands to be very roughly ~10% the diameter of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: pseudonomen137's JScript mRad Calculator - Measure your lasers beam dia. at 1 foot & then 20'.

Online calc. to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: Laser Power Density Calculator - Ophir

Build a beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

University YAG Project The Professor's Homebuilt Lasers Site - YAG Lasers

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Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation spec. for lens dia. at FL: Angular Size Calculator

RHD's Calc: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/RelativeBr...&useRaleigh=on

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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

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Am I wrong as haven't iv'e seen that host or build making its rounds? You just bought it? from the forum? Ehgumus?
Wow though it came out nice
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

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 Originally Posted by GSS Am I wrong as haven't iv'e seen that host or build making its rounds? You just bought it? from the forum? Ehgumus? Wow though it came out nice
It was made by Gadget and sold to me. I sold it to Rich and he has done some wonderful work on it, it seems. I like the way it looks polished like that.
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03-19-2017, 04:12 PM #7
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

Hi,
@ Alaskan, This was from what i found out that this was Gadgets first machined host when he was starting out, When i seen this host i had to do it justice being its very well made and heavy. It was my pleasure to refinish it and took me 3 hours to do. Shines like the sun now ..

@ GSS,
Yes when i received it it had been through the mill and around the block. But it needed tender loving care it deserved for being an awesome design. No i didn't buy it from Harold i bought it from LIL Dutchboy it has the 07E 470nm in it. Her are some other things i found out after sticking my nose in it, Yes i have a problem to investigate the lasers i buy.No heat shrink just electrical tape oh well time to modify and adapt .

Rich
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03-19-2017, 04:32 PM #8
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

Some people prefer lightweight hosts, but I like them with some weight and room, large heat sinks and ability to accept 26650 batteries and I love them. This doesn't look like it will hold the big batteries, but has a lot of mass for sucking up the heat and a lot of surface area to transfer it to the air. I'm a fin man though, like lots of deep fins.
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Attention new brothers of the collimated light!

Newbie advice: Please take the time to first make an introduction in the Welcome section before posting questions.

Divergence to spot size calc: - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which expands to be very roughly ~10% the diameter of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: pseudonomen137's JScript mRad Calculator - Measure your lasers beam dia. at 1 foot & then 20'.

Online calc. to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: Laser Power Density Calculator - Ophir

Build a beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

University YAG Project The Professor's Homebuilt Lasers Site - YAG Lasers

YAG Power Calc. Laser Peak Power Calculator - Ophir

Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation spec. for lens dia. at FL: Angular Size Calculator

RHD's Calc: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/RelativeBr...&useRaleigh=on

High Current Pulse Drivers: https://tinyurl.com/ya7whuk3

03-19-2017, 04:35 PM #9
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

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 Originally Posted by Lildutchboy7 It was made by Gadget and sold to me. I sold it to Rich and he has done some wonderful work on it, it seems. I like the way it looks polished like that.
I knew I wasn't losing my mind
Lifetime, wow it looks like its chrome plated
LiLd, at least you got to enjoy it for a while and now on to the next
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03-19-2017, 05:24 PM #10
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

Hi,
And i altered the soldering and added heat shrink also thermal compound that was omitted. Now she's back to her glory that it deserves
@ GSS,
Yes shiny like chrome lots of sanding 6 different grades of sanding then polish.
It take 2-18650's plenty for the 470 diode and yes lots of heat sinking on the host it self.
Here's a few more pics of the refurbishing..

Rich
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03-19-2017, 05:43 PM #11
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

For that diode plenty, agreed.
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Attention new brothers of the collimated light!

Newbie advice: Please take the time to first make an introduction in the Welcome section before posting questions.

Divergence to spot size calc: - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which expands to be very roughly ~10% the diameter of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: pseudonomen137's JScript mRad Calculator - Measure your lasers beam dia. at 1 foot & then 20'.

Online calc. to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: Laser Power Density Calculator - Ophir

Build a beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

University YAG Project The Professor's Homebuilt Lasers Site - YAG Lasers

YAG Power Calc. Laser Peak Power Calculator - Ophir

Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation spec. for lens dia. at FL: Angular Size Calculator

RHD's Calc: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/RelativeBr...&useRaleigh=on

High Current Pulse Drivers: https://tinyurl.com/ya7whuk3

03-19-2017, 05:54 PM #12
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

Hi,
LPM's at over 4600+mW's at 3.5A's stays cool , one thing i miss it heat sinking the driver to the main sink ,but in this case there is no place on the host for it. But beggars can't be choosers a am satisfied with the refurbished laser. Just a bad habit in a good way..

Rich

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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

I was told by DTR that 3.5A was the max I should go without heat-sinking the driver. This host really does handle the diode well though. Never really felt it getting warm.
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03-19-2017, 06:10 PM #14
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

If the driver gets too hot, don't those sense it and back the current down?
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Attention new brothers of the collimated light!

Newbie advice: Please take the time to first make an introduction in the Welcome section before posting questions.

Divergence to spot size calc: - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which expands to be very roughly ~10% the diameter of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: pseudonomen137's JScript mRad Calculator - Measure your lasers beam dia. at 1 foot & then 20'.

Online calc. to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: Laser Power Density Calculator - Ophir

Build a beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

University YAG Project The Professor's Homebuilt Lasers Site - YAG Lasers

YAG Power Calc. Laser Peak Power Calculator - Ophir

Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation spec. for lens dia. at FL: Angular Size Calculator

RHD's Calc: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/RelativeBr...&useRaleigh=on

High Current Pulse Drivers: https://tinyurl.com/ya7whuk3

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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

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 Originally Posted by Lifetime17 Hi Folks, Just purchased this laser and it had to be refinished cause it looked likest's been around the block a number of times and i wasn't pleased with the over all look. basically it deserved better because of the great machining the person did.. I did a before and after so here it is enjoy folks This is before pics there are other dings and scratch but you get the picture. Notice no lens threads on the knob that will be solved easily. Rich
Oooch, it looks like somebody use it as a hammer, that's got some nicks and dings on that sucker. That thing went through the mill, not good!

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Lifetime17 Hi Alaskan, Well here are some after pics when i refinished the entire host, I will take some pics in it's entirety . Iwaent a little further to investigate what it looks like inside with the 12mm module removed to reveal the goodies . Some after pics, Had to turn dow the skirt so the focus knob would mesh even when focused it had to much material and made it to long. Rich
Wow, that a face lift, cost you three hours of your time, but she sure turned out pretty. I'm not sure but maybe call you the Plactic Surgen of Hosts . You can turn ashes into beauty, I'm impressed. and a , you sure saved that host.
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03-19-2017, 07:09 PM #16
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Re: Resurrection of a nice host..

Hi,
@ lil D,
Yes the driver does not need all that sinking at 3.5A correct , it's just i like to go that little extra step further when i build a host or full ;laser it's just the way i do things.Self satisfaction i guess.
I suppose they do but at this setting i really don't think it would due to the SXD driver being well sufficient under 4A. Had one once without sinking was set to 4 or 4.5 and kept running out of regulation kept running on and off after it warmed up. Sinking just the a piece of CU on it wont go , you must sink it to the main sink..
@ BM,
It's just the way i am if it could be done better to my ability i will do it no matter how much time it takes to make it right. This is truly a great host nice lines and sinking to boot.

Thanks all of guys for all the great replies ,awesome forum here..

Rich

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