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515nm Titanium Ehgemus host build

BowtieGuy

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THE "DOUBLE TAKE"







Here is a simple and elegantly designed Ehgemus host build, which at first glance appears to be a solid titanium beauty, but upon further examination, is a solid aluminum bodied host wearing a slick looking outer sleeve of titanium tubing!

This build is basically just a plug-n-play type unit, as are many of Ehgemus's hosts; solder two wires and you're ready to lase away.

Although this was a simple build, it was nearly 6 months in the making.
I built this with one of the 515nm diodes obtained from the 515nm G.B. last year.
This diode is well traveled, after a couple of trips back and forth from Israel, and a lot of frequent flier miles, I had all but given up hope of seeing my package delivered, then one day in November it appeared ...finally time to finish the build!


Components used for this build:

  • Titanium Host/Ehgemus
  • Osram 30mW 515nm Diode/Eitan -G.B.
  • 3.8mm Copper Module/DTR
  • Lazeerer Mini X-Boost Driver set at 246mA/Lazeerer
  • Panasonic 18650 NCR18650B Battery


Power output as checked on my LPM.

  • G-2 = 81mW
  • G-0 = 83.7mW
  • Acrylic = 70.5mW


Finally, here are a few photos of the build, and a couple of obligatory beam shots!







Seems awfully small to hold up the whole show! :D


I placed a few plastic spacers in front of the lens to give me a little more room to grasp the focus adapter.















That's all for folks, thank you for looking! :yh:
 
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Beautiful! Looks like a great solid build. When did you get the host from Ehgemus if I may ask?
 

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Thanks ElectricPlasma, I've had this particular Ehgemus host since about July/Aug., had been waiting on the diode.
 
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Dang you have some really nice Titanium stuff Jeff:) Those 3 bead blasted hosts came today and they make my dremeled stuff look embarrassing:)
Talk in a PM
Owe you REP for this thread
From what my monitor shows it looks like a blue tint to me. Any other 515nm to compare it too? One of mine ended up distinctly blue tinted compared to the other.
Well versed in the spacer in the focus knob thing as I've had to use it a lot.
 
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BowtieGuy

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Thanks a lot Pete, I'm glad you received the blasted hosts. Heck, you don't owe me anything.
It does have bluer look to it, but the bluer the better right. I do have one other build of questionable wavelength that in a side by side, looks very similar to this one.
I was thinking of finding a member to check my other build to verify it's wavelength. :thinking:
 
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Hi,
Sweet bowtie loving it brother, Harold is really good at machining a great host. This build you did reminds me of my 510nm build with a two tone medium pen host. Gotta love that WL color ,i never get sick of mine. Awesome pics and and build overall. +Rep if i can, well can't right now :(

Rich:)
 
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Jeff has some really classy looking lasers and is quite good at beam shots. I always forget to shine mine up before pics and don't have the patience to take the greatest shots anyways. Honestly once I'm done with a build the fun is kind of over for me and the rest I do because I want others to get ideas from what I do just as I get them from you guys.
 

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Here's a couple of more photos that show the comparison between this build at 515nm, and my 520nm S.S. build.
Sometimes I look at them and see an obvious difference, and other times, not so much!
You guys tell me what you think.

Razako, Red, Isaac, Lifetime, thank you all so much for your comments. Isaac, that's the great thing about building your own lasers; always a dot to chase! :beer:



520nm on the left, and 515nm on the right.



515nm on the left, and 520nm on the right.
 
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Nice hand! Did Thing T. Thing model for the sculptor for the very nice and classy laser holder?



More on Thing here.
 
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Beautiful work Jeff.
Very cool looking indeed.

@ovni, LOL .... 'The Thing!' :crackup:
 

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Oh yes Bowtie, you really have a way of setting up those laser pics its "art" for sure:beer: and not to forget, nice build:):)
 




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