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!!Updated prices: New Kryton Groove FS Thread!!

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!!Updated prices!!: New Kryton Groove FS Thread!!

On offer are a few of the legendary Kryton Grooves!:wave:

The bare hosts will cost $̶32̶ $ 30+ shipping each. PM if you want to pay in EUR, or GBP.

These are wrapped from the factory, with the switch, spacer, rubber clicky and retaining ring. You will have to remove the anodising yourself and install the tail cap assembly. Moh has done a couple of instructional videos:


This is an idea of what you'll get:



Next up and for those who dont want to spend an hour stripping anodising and brushing with a dremel ;), Im offering the hosts with the contact anodising removed, the contact areas buffed with a brass brush bit, the tail cap assembly installed and tested for an extra $ 5.

Here are a couple of pics. I havent shown the tubes, but the anodising on the threading in both ends of the tubes has also been removed:




Ive also ordered some of the new generation Europium doped GITD powders, which are supposed to have very long glow times - even up to 12 hrs for the green and aqua!! There will be the choice of Green, Blue, Aqua, Purple and Red. Please note there werent many sources for the red SrAl Europium powder, as most reds were of the old ZnS variety. The only one I could find with a longer glow time was a Potassium Silicate encapsulated SrAl:Eu powder ie specially coated for use in water. As it was three times the price of the other powders, Ill be charging a little more for that option.

Of course I'd be happy to mix and match colours, so please just ask!

BTW it would be great to gauge interest in the GITD mods! :) So if you would like to buy a Kryton Groove with this particular mod please post in this thread and let me know.

There will also be a few polished hosts to be had and Ill offer the polished hosts for an extra $10*. If youd like to see other examples of my polishing, have a look at the Phobos 450 build in my sig! :)



* The focus adapter wont be polished, firstly due to the fact that its the bit that is always handled; it will be covered in prints in no time and lose its shine quickly and secondly its a PITA due to its size and risk as a projectile! ;)

These were polished with GITD! :drool:



There was also some interest in a satin sanded finish on the hosts this is achieved by stripping all the anodizing and carefully sanding from 1000 up to 2500 grit. In the pic below the first is the std host from the factory, the second is 2000, the third is sanded to 2500, which makes it ever so slightly more satin like and the last one is polished.



At a later date, custom anodising will be offered on a few of the hosts and I was thinking of both single colour and dual colour options.

Finally I would be prepared to make a few custom lasers, so if anyone is interested please send me a PM. For the moment I can only offer 5.6 mm and 9 mm diode builds.

Here are some builds...;)

This uses a mits 500 and hits 1054 mW on my LB 2.5 W USB LPM. There was a little steam in the pic..:whistle:



This was the highest performing red Ive built with a Mits 500 giving just under 1.3 W!



Here 2 x 3 W 9 mm builds in the garden with alternating cyan/blue GITD:


Heres a 1 W 520 with green GITD I recently built for someone.:)



and a polished 462 with cyan GITD for another member...



and some more GITD pics (from left to right: all cyan, alternating cyan/blue and green)



New custom built 5.4 W 465 vs 3.2 W 445! You can barely see the beam of the 445 due to the shorter exposure time.;) In second pic is the 465 on the left (blue tailcap) and 638 Oclaro 700 (orange tailcap) on the right.





Here's a quick summary:

Bare Kryton (9mm or 5.6 mm) $30 + shipping

Add ons:

Stripping: $ 5 (limited with this option and while stock lasts! - Free choice of GITD Green/Blue or Orange tailcap)
GITD (Green, Blue, Aqua, Violet): $ 5, (Red): $ 8
Satin Finish: $ 15 (Includes stripping and tail cap assembly)
Polishing: $ 20 (Includes stripping and tail cap assembly)
NEW! Preinstalled contact Board with leads*: $ 8

*Spring added to board and board epoxied into place, 1.2 mm hole drilled into driver mount lip and 1.3 mm brass nail used as contact. All soldered together and tested with red and black FP silicon leads attached!

Anodizing One colour: $ 15 / Two tone $ 20 (available soon)



** Note to buy a completed laser you must be over 18 and own the correct pair of safety goggles for your chosen wavelength. Prices will depend on diodes, components used and options i.e. GITD / anodising / polishing etc, so pls PM for details. :thanks:**
 

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Re: New Kryton Groove FS Thread!!

These things are amazing, Loving the personalized add-on's..
 

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I have been waiting for this :O I might wait for that 2 part anodizing option to come around :)
 

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Re: New Kryton Groove FS Thread!!

Thanks guys! :)

@ NKO I have just had an enquiry about the anodizing, so I maybe up and running sooner than I thought. ;) Ill let you know the moment Im ready. :beer:
 
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Look great. Many nice add one. As you can see I love the gitd :)
 

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Look great. Many nice add one. As you can see I love the gitd :)
yes the GITD is something most if not all of us love. I have my Kryton on my bedside table every nite to tuck it in lol ....
 

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How much is international shipping to the US? I am very interested in a Kryton(maybe 2) with anodizing stripped, GITD added, and polished up. Might also ask to pick your brain on that mits 500 build you did. If you can guarantee 1W or more output I may get you to build it.
 

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Re: New Kryton Groove FS Thread!!

Hey WB glad to hear you might be interested! Ill let you know the moment I have a couple polished and ready to go. As you know with the diodes its luck of the draw, but Ill build a couple of mits 500's and hopefully at least one will hit 1W! ;) If you send me your ZIP I can check postage at the post office tomorrow. :beer:
 

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As a fresh Kryton owner I fully approve this affordable sale initiative:wave:.

Classic, time proven design with a respectable forum member behind:). Can't go wrong.

Good luck with the business!
 

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I already own 6, but might consider another.

OK when you say GITD.

Are you talking epoxy in the grooves or filled plastic that fits in the grooves?

I've seen both, I have the plastic pieces that fit in and replace the pieces that came with it, but the epoxy I've seen lately looks pretty good.
 

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Cheers Gismo! :beer:

@Icecruncher Ill be using polyester resin (the same stuff fiber glass boats are made of ;)) its very much like epoxy resin and extremely tough, but it doesnt discolour over time like epoxy. :beer:
 

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Re: New Kryton Groove FS Thread!!

Hey grainde!

Looking good man! :beer:

These krytons are awesome and i am sure your will go fast like mine did.

Good luck on your sales! :beer:

Would like to see some pics of your GITD, Annodizing skills!

greetings,,
 

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Hey thanks Offroad! At the mo Im waiting on the powder from the US, but Ill up date the moment I have a couple ready! :beer:
 
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These are just awesome,

Great price with heaps of addons and options :beer:

I might have to pick up a polished kryton sooner or later :)
 

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Pm sent



Hi guys!:wave:

Ive got a few of the legendary Kryton Grooves for sale and will be offering them with a plethora of options!

The hosts as they came, will cost $ 32 + shipping each - the price includes PP currency and transaction fees. PM if you want to pay in GBP.

This means they are as they were, wrapped from the factory and will come with the switch, spacer, rubber clicky and retaining ring. You will have to remove the anodising yourself and install the tail cap assembly. Moh has done an instructional video here

This is an idea of what you'll get:



Next up and for those who dont want to spend an hour stripping anodising and brushing with a dremel ;), Im offering the hosts with the contact anodising removed, the contact areas buffed with a brass brush bit, the tail cap assembly installed and tested for an extra $ 5.

Here are a couple of pics. I havent shown the tubes, but the anodising on the threading in both ends of the tubes has also been removed:




Ive also ordered some of the new generation Europium doped GITD powders, which are supposed to have very long glow times - even up to 12 hrs for the green and aqua!! There will be the choice of Green, Blue, Aqua, Purple and Red. Please note there werent many sources for the red SrAl Europium powder, as most reds were of the old ZnS variety. The only one I could find with a long glow time was a Potassium Silicate encapsulated SrAl:Eu powder ie specially coated for use in water. As it was three times the price of the other powders, Ill be charging a little more for that option.

Of course I'd be happy to mix and match colours, so please just ask!

BTW it would be great to gauge interest in the GITD mods! :) So if you would like to buy a Kryton Groove with this particular mod please post in this thread and let me know.

There will also be a few polished hosts to be had, but I need to pick up a better polishing wheel first. The one I have isnt powerful enough and it just takes too long. Ill offer the polished hosts for an extra $10. If youd like to see an example of my polishing, have a look at the Phobos 450 build in my sig! :)

At a later date, custom anodising will be offered on a few of the hosts and I was thinking of both single colour and dual colour options.

Finally I would be prepared to make a few custom lasers, so if anyone is interested please send me a PM. For the moment I can only offer 5.6 mm and 9 mm diode builds.

Here's one I made earlier...;)

It uses a mits 500 and hits 1015 mW on my LB 2.5 W USB LPM.



and for those of you who prefer death ray pics...I added a little steam.;)




Here's a quick summary:

Bare Kryton (9mm or 5.6 mm) $32 + shipping

Add ons:

Stripping: $ 5
GITD (Green, Blue, Aqua, Violet): $ 5, (Red): $ 8
Polishing: $ 10

All 3 above: $ 17 (red $ 20)

Anodizing One colour: $ 10 / Two tone $ 15 (available soon)


** Note to buy a completed laser you must be over 18 and own the correct pair of safety goggles for your chosen wavelength. Prices will depend on diodes, components used and options i.e. GITD / anodising / polishing etc, so pls PM for details. :thanks:**
 




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