Limited Run Machined mystery wedge, lens focusing knobs and other macro-binoculars parts

eethan

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Hey guys,
not much interest it seems so far, i know it might seem expensive, but that's the best I can do i think, those are really involved to fabricate, sorry! the price might change a bit if I manage to do them a bit more quickly that I anticipated. However, the little screws are super difficult to source so far, so there is still a bit of unknown there anyways.
I hope I'm not going blind doing all those microscopic parts for nothing! Almost there with the first step!
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cheers
 

eethan

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Hello guys,
I have managed finally to find and order some suiting screws, it was a real struggle! Now I hope to receive them alright and I hope they will actually screw into real lenses with holes, but I'm not sure this is relevant as those are probably for people that don't have a hole or have replica or other brand lenses.
the screws are half a inch long and you'll be able to cut them to the length you want depending on what you decide to do with them :)

On top of that, I am moving faster than anticipated and the price can be lowered a little bit. final price is 13.5€ per focussing knob, including mounting screw :) I'll update first page now

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cheers
 

Jamesfett

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Okay I am not gonna make any jokes. I still need four knobs. Four will satisfy my needs. I shouldn't need any more knobs to play with. Me and my knobs. All set.
 

eethan

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hey,
the knobs themselves are ready, I'm now waiting for the screws that are coming from the UK with the ebay global shipping program, so it might take a while. when they are there, and hopefully correct, i'll drill the holes. So I need a bit of time still before releasing them :)
In the meantime, I'll work on the dome lights! I might also need to redo triangles, as I already have just 5 left now. If some of you were waiting for the focusing knobs to order the triangles, you can tell me, so I can already see of it needs more right away.
cheers
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mgoob

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I'll take a pair of two, please:)

IF you haven't shipped my triangle yet, I'd like to wait until these are ready to save on postage, if possible.
 

eethan

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I'll take a pair of two, please:)

IF you haven't shipped my triangle yet, I'd like to wait until these are ready to save on postage, if possible.
oh, sorry, no, I shipped everything already. yours is scheduled to arrived tomorrow normally I think.
If anyone didn't receive his tracking number by email, don't hesitate to reach out.
cheers
 

mgoob

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oh, sorry, no, I shipped everything already. yours is scheduled to arrived tomorrow normally I think.
If anyone didn't receive his tracking number by email, don't hesitate to reach out.
cheers
Shucks!
Luckily shipping isn't too much.

Reaching out.
 

eethan

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Hey guys,
ok, so I have just 2 triangles left in stock, so I'll need to order aluminium and redo some for when the focusing knobs are released!
it's a bit complicated to handle stock of material and small parts like that when in between big projects, as I don't have much material I want to order at the moment. So I'm thinking real hard since yesterday about what I really need to try to grow that order a bit and avoid paying mainly shipping costs!
cheers
 

Jamesfett

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You sir are a master. I never thought of aluminum as beautiful until I started getting your parts. Triangle came today and goodness it's pretty. The real Eumig knob goes on perfectly, room for the button to push.

One more thing to play with. :p

Get your mind out of the gutter gentlemen.:(

You rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(y):D:love::p:eek::lol:

Now get back to work.

BTW please make this. I hate her ROS saber and this is Leia's true saber. I had to sell mine and have yet to see another one.

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mgoob

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I received my wedge yesterday AOK.

Jamesfett "...this is Leia's true saber" Agreed (IMO the EU books/ comics were far more interesting).
This is one of the 30 sabers I have, very nice design, easy to hold.
 

eethan

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don't tempt me guys, you know I'm easy to get started on 10 projects at the same time! next year :lol:

ok, so i'm officially sold out on triangles. i'm currently planning my material order and I'll do more next week if everything goes well.
thanks a lot for your trust in my work and for your kinds words :)
 

eethan

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Hello guys,

well, the screws arrived, and sadly they are a bust, they seem to be the right size but the heads are too large... that was a good use of 37€!
the screws on the kalimar seem to be custom. both M1.7 and 10BA screws have a 3mm head and those have a 2.5mm head.
so... I'm giving up on the screws, sorry!
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so, my solutions going forward are:
- I'll release 8 knobs with vintage Kalimar screws on them, i'm sacrificing a kalimar for that and that's all the screws I found on it (I'm keeping 4 for me). I hope you guys understand. Those will be 15€
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- the rest of the knobs will be with a threaded hole only so that you can put your own Kalimar screw in it. As far as I found, the Kalimars come with 12 of those small screws on the outside and inside. + the 6 for the side buttons that you guys probably already used. I'm guessing that most of us have a dead kalimar body somewhere and that we can find a few screws for those :) If you have a kalimar, please let the people that really don't have one get one of the few knobs with screw that I'll be putting for sale. those will be 12,5€
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(showed on a real Kalimar lens this time :) you can see they fit nicelly:) )

I hope you guys understand and will still like the focusing knobs. they are an extremely difficult and un-fun project and I did my best to bring something easy for you guys despite the difficulties :)

so, I have a good day of work ahead of me doing those tiny ridiculous holes! they are a lot of work!
here is where I am tonight!
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cheers
 
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