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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2006, 09:22:44 PM »
I've been waiting for this announcement.....

I AM IN [Please!]


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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2006, 09:27:54 PM »
OKAY !!!
(just thought I'd use a big font too...)

The Damascus steelmaker is Mr. Delbert Ely, and he has assured me the steel is the same as William Henry's, except custom laminated in a wider and bolder pattern for this light so that the Damascus appearance is immediately apparent to the casual onlooker (I figure you don't buy something like this to Not show around), and although there is never a rust PROOF steel, the learned comments so kindly made by Karl and tonyd for our edification would likely be the most accurate summation of this material's rust resistance.  Keep in mind my primary purpose for creating the world's (first and only?) heat colorized Damascus steel light was to offer an exclusive appearance and patterning not readily available with any other method/material commonly used in custom lights.

I am making these lights with the best *proven* components available that have been tried and true up to this point in time, and thus we will stick with the Luxeon/MR-reflector combination and of course George's incredible FIVE-current-tabled electronics, with the exception of the fact that anyone able to locate "U"-binned Luxeons possessing still an "H" Vf bin code is welcome to buy them immediately  (at almost any price) and I will take them off your hands for that same amount.  Just to have the best *proven* Luxeons for the DamCham's setup.

And yet with that said, price is going to kept within the realm of reality as has been my past practice - except of course I WILL NOT lose money on this as I did with the dang Ti-Cham's!  The $110 per inch is what the final total cost is for body production, meaning we actually needed almost six inches to grind out the ~3¾ inches of total light length (counting the threaded areas that nest into one another), so it's not six times $110, but more like 3¾.  The only bummer to this whole thing is how much beautifully colored Damascus has to be chipped away from the 1.25" solid barstock to get down to what actually makes up the light itself...:sad3:

Anyway not to skirt the issue, but - not counting the discovery/purchase of U-binned H-Vf Luxeons of course - the DamCham should not exceed five hundred bucks.  Or actually make that under  this figure, or: "The DamCham will cost less than $500 (not counting shipping)."

After machining the two prototype bodies, the CNC shop indicated they would not be interested in making more than two dozen (reminded them too much of Ti, they said), so there would never be more than twenty four DamChams, thus maintaining a fair amount of exclusivity for the eventual owners.

Hopefully I've addressed most concerns so I'm off to work right now...serial number pickin's will go in order of post chronology on this thread, to be transferred to a formal purchase thread in B/S/T soon (of course 01/24 is already reserved).

Thanks for your support.
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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2006, 09:34:26 PM »
Cool.  Looks like, if the Commander is #01, that makes me, let's see....#07!   :woot:

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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2006, 09:44:32 PM »
Hey!

Thats not so bad of a price...sub 500  :thumbup:



Great job Charlie,
As always.



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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2006, 10:42:31 PM »
dang charlie!!! I disappear for a few days and you do this  :angryfire: :angry9: :angry4: :drool:

Think I will post my interest for now... :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2006, 10:43:58 PM »
Wow Charlie, thanks for saving #1 for me.  ;)


Intrested.



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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2006, 11:03:06 PM »
Charlie,

Please  count me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Big Thank you is in store....

Regards,

AIB............. :) :) :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:[/b][/size][/size][/color]

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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2006, 11:15:42 PM »
Cool.  Looks like, if the Commander is #01, that makes me, let's see....#07!   :woot:

Think he could make it 007? That would be a keeper!

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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2006, 11:28:23 PM »
Count me in :thumbup:

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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2006, 11:54:00 PM »
I'm interested on one.  Please reserve 21/24 if possible.  Al, Ti, brass, and now steel....NICE.

Thanks,
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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2006, 12:10:59 AM »
it almost looks like wood!
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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2006, 12:46:38 AM »
Hi Charlie,
24/24 Please.

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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2006, 12:58:11 AM »
Cool.  Looks like, if the Commander is #01, that makes me, let's see....#07!   :woot:

Think he could make it 007? That would be a keeper!

--Bob


Hmmm...:thinking:  I wonder if it would be all right to go something like, "007/24"?

Or "007/024"?

Or "007 of 24"?

Or "007/0024"

I dunno, mebbe just "007, 001, 024", etc.  The impression would be you got a low number from a triple digit run... :dontknow:

Oops, just saw yours just now Fish.  It might warrant reconsideration depending what numbering convention we finally come up with.

As for optional heads, etc., it will depend on interest and hassle to machine them.  No sense setting everything up just for three SlimHeads, for example.
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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2006, 01:04:14 AM »
Wow Charlie, thanks for saving #1 for me.  ;)


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Bill

Sometimes you are actually quite funny Bill! :rotflmao:

Actually if there are only, say, 14 interested parties, then the serializing will most likely reflect this - as in, "14/14", etc.
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Re: PRESENTING: The Dam-Cham...
« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2006, 01:12:52 AM »
Dibs on #8...  :D