I'm looking for a host for my LPC-815 red burner build. I am extremely interested in the beast if it is going to have a key switch as well as a momentary and ends up being around $80. I might also want a ppr.
Jay can make it for you when dimensions are available, polishing can be done. Polishing yourself isn't too hard, as long as the finish is good (my own lathe work was a bit shoddy, so there are some slight scuff-marks which won't polish out, this won't be an issue on the Krytons) it's just 20 minutes with a cloth and some metal polish.
OK here goes. I'm not going to quote everyone as it just will get messy with so many responses.
The groove is 2mm wide by 2mm deep. I believe jayrob had to glue his to keep it in place.
It is my hope to get the Beast just like a RPL or Aries with a side button that is more than just momentary. Add onto that a keyswitch on the tail and an aperture shutter in the top.
White is not possible. Although as you see in the pictures, they look very white when polished prior to anodizing and anodize it clear. When your holding it in your hand it's not as white as you see in teh picture.
You can get a beast in unanodized polished so that it's nice and shiny like the pictured barrel. However keep in mind, the polishing cannot get into the fins so the insides of those will not look as good. On the Kryton grooves, the grooves and fins are only 2mm deep. On the beast it's going to be a bit more. (more surface area = more cooling) As to the cost of bare with polishing, it takes someone time to sit in front of a buffer to polish them up, so the cost is just $5 on top of the cost of the barrel. If it was anodized it woudl be the cost of anodizing + the cost of the polish and folks let me tell you. We all learned the hard way that non-polished anodized surfaces look like crap. It literally brings out every scratch and makes it visible. Can be best illustrated with this comparison shot.
It's only $5 more to have your barrel polished. Be it anodized or non, the polish is so worth it. You do not want to be the unlucky person who gets that red scratched up looking barrel in the mail and think to yourself, "God, it was only $5 that shoulda been paid" Anodizing CAN be stripped but the cost associated with stripping, polishing and re-anodizing is a hell of a lot more expensive than the initial $5.
Vets speak up and share your OMG stories from when you first saw those scratches visible.
Man Ken....I hate you....I just booked my ticket to Honolulu yesterday, and figured I should tighten my belt a little bit, and now I see this thread! Well, I put myself down for one, but I might have made a boo boo When I was filling out the form for my Kryton Groove, I accidentally started typing in daguin's box. I hit control + Z to undo the changes, but please double check that I did not mess up his order. Sorry about that guys.