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grainde

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A little bump! :bumpit: :)
 

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

The bare hosts will cost $̶32̶ $ 30+ shipping each - the price includes PP currency and transaction fees. PM if you want to pay in 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)



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:**[/QUOT


Are they on sell?
 
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Hey buddy can you do matte black annodizing? If so I'll take one. Also I have read the tail clickys aren't that great on the Krytons. Is this correct or do you use good ones in your builds?
 

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Are they on sell?
Yes of course Ill send you a PM in a moment.:beer:

Hey buddy can you do matte black annodizing? If so I'll take one. Also I have read the tail clickys aren't that great on the Krytons. Is this correct or do you use good ones in your builds?
Hey Jeff thanks again for all your support. Unfortunately I decided against setting up anodizing, because of the cost and amount of work involved vs return. To do it properly I have to go through 2 polishing stages and 1 polishing run takes a couple of evenings..Then factor in the dyes etc. Anyway I may still do it, but more for me at a later date. If I have any hosts left when I get round to it, Ill probably just sell them as one offs.

Wrt the switches they are the std ones that were offered with the grooves from Moh. IIRC They are rated at 240 V and 1.5 A. I personally have had no trouble with them, but a couple of buyers have. I therefore offer to replace the switches should they be faulty, within the first couple of months. In my 9 mm builds I use Lazeerers V7 X-drive a buck driver which draws about 1.8-1.9 A at 8 V for a 2.4 A driver output.
If you had any problems with the switches in the hosts you bought, let me know and Ill sort something out.:beer:
 
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Yes of course Ill send you a PM in a moment.:beer:



Hey Jeff thanks again for all your support. Unfortunately I decided against setting up anodizing, because of the cost and amount of work involved vs return. To do it properly I have to go through 2 polishing stages and 1 polishing run takes a couple of evenings..Then factor in the dyes etc. Anyway I may still do it, but more for me at a later date. If I have any hosts left when I get round to it, Ill probably just sell them as one offs.

Wrt the switches they are the std ones that were offered with the grooves from Moh. IIRC They are rated at 240 V and 1.5 A. I personally have had no trouble with them, but a couple of buyers have. I therefore offer to replace the switches should they be faulty, within the first couple of months. In my 9 mm builds I use Lazeerers V7 X-drive a buck driver which draws about 1.8-1.9 A at 8 V for a 2.4 A driver output.
If you had any problems with the switches in the hosts you bought, let me know and Ill sort something out.:beer:

OK I'm thinking about buying one
 

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I would like to buy a kryton with violet GITD, polished, pre-wired, and need a spare click switch for the kryton I already have with a bad switch.

-Joe
 

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Hi guys sorry for the delay, Im currently on holiday with limited access to the internet.

Hey bud you have any 9mm And 5.6mm ones left?
Hi Jeff sure I have a few! Apologies for not answering sooner!:beer:

Sorry if this was answered, i must have just not seen it, what makes the grooves light up?
Glow in the dark powder mixed with epoxy.:beer:

I would like to buy a kryton with violet GITD, polished, pre-wired, and need a spare click switch for the kryton I already have with a bad switch.

-Joe
No worries I will be back in a few days, Ill throw in a couple of tail cap switches for you too at no extra cost. Out of curiosity, where did you get the kryton from?:beer:
 




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