- Dec 24, 2007
Re: Custom $1000 589 laser
Very nice custom 589. Glad it all worked out for you and to top it off I'm pretty sure this is the only custom 589. How's the power stability on this one? Also, have you had a chance to put it on a meter?
And unfortunately I can attest to the horrible alignment these 589's can have as well as the very poor heatsinking on the PGL hosts. Ended up sending mine back due to poor alignment so I am definitely glad to see yours seems to be doing well.
WOW! I think it is safe to say that this is the most beautiful, impressive 589 Handheld I have ever had the pleasure to see! Way to go, BBB! Be proud my friend, be very proud!!
I think most people are afraid to mess with the module out of a 589 given the high price. I just wish their was a better option from CNI/resellers as far as heatsinking goes for this wavelength. Anyways, enjoy marvelous laser. :beer:Thank you, this was a lot of fun, I would definitely say it's my favourite laser now.
First Custom 589 hey, that is cool, why nobody has done this before, this beautiful golden beam deserves the best,
Did a LPM on my high power VDL metre when I first got the module and it showed about 50-60, now that it's heatsinked well I feel it rises after about a minute I'll do another one when I can!
Yep alignment was definitely off when I first got it, I remounted the collimating lens on the copper face perfectly centred and thankfully the way I designed the head to adjust focus it's able to straighten the beam dramatically even though the actual output from the module is not directly centered, this was a shock when I first noticed, I'm glad you like it buddy thanks!
BBB, that does look really sharp there mate!
I recently picked up a D/L 589 Spartan, and after having been shown this thread- it's feeling a little plain and even a bit jealous.
This has definitely set the gears in motion, naughty BBB.
And the high polish has a serious depth of luster to it, vs a chrome plated, anodized, or other finish.
High polish is forever. Scratch or tarnish, just polish out, and no rubbing, chipping or flaking to ever worry about.
High polishing is a tedious dirty business, but the end result is stunningly worth it. :gj:
Do you have any dimensions of the module you bought? The more detailed the better. I'm thinking about planning to build a custom host for that module, too. But I'll need to do some planning beforehand.
Edit: Oh and, was the module any cheaper than the whole laser would have been?