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Rectangular host ?

Gatrezal

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I noticed some very nice hosts made by members here, but I haven’t seen a rectangle (hand held). Does someone offer such a thing, or would be willing to make one custom ?
Something like this one ...
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RA_pierce

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Hi.
I have such a thing. I installed a 589 nm CNI module into a custom host made by a member here.
See here for details: https://laserpointerforums.com/threads/589-nm-cu-ni-ti-host.106392/

I am also currently working on a hand-made host for a 561 nm module.
See here for details: https://laserpointerforums.com/threads/sneak-peek-of-a-561-nm-project.107622/

The host I am building myself is constructed mainly of aluminum-bronze, which is corrosion resistant and has a very nice silvery-gold color when it's polished or honed to a fine finish.
I'm not currently considering commissions because of the large amount of work involved in production. So far this project has sucked up about 30 hours of hard work.
This project is a prototype for future builds, however. I may sell a small number of builds in the future but the design will be my own original work and the cost will be high.
 

RA_pierce

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Cool, thanks for sharing. I’d say I like it but I’d be lying 😁. The design is ugly for me, like discount cigarette store, but it’s good to know someone can make rectangles (kind of) and not just tubes.

Haha so sad.
Maybe the new one will be more interesting to you once it's finished though it won't be a simple rectangle. Or maybe you won't like it still.
Is it the brass color that you don't like? I'm not sure what "discount cigarette store" means - maybe because I don't smoke cigarettes.
 

RA_pierce

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Yeh, the color is like my dad’s watch, which used to be his dad’s dad’s. The lens sticking out looks like a security camera, and the chunks out of the edges look like a kids wooden train whistle.
my opinion is for fun, though. It looks like nice tight work, regardless of my color and shape preferences. thanks again for the help.
Haha... No offense taken. Always good to hear an honest opinion.

Most people that do custom work on here dont seem to use mills, and instead use a lathe for every operation.
This is why everything anyone makes here either looks like a dildo or a lightsaber...
Which is why I went to Trinh.
I figure a train whistle is better than an electric boyfriend.
 




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