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This is my blog about creating a startup LED flashlight business. I'm a designer, fabricator, and strategist and I'm passionate about making ideas real. I believe that products are about people, that they should be built to last, deliver real value, and that we need to do a better job than we have in the recent past.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

One step closer to a carbon Alpha

My custom tubing is still a few weeks out buy I couldn't resist playing around today. The point of carbon is to be strong and light, so I want it's use in this light to be a little bit more than cosmetic. I've also decided the first batch will be the "carbon ultra-light" version. To that end I'm milling away about half the normal mass of the body. Still not sure what the final product will be like, but this is my first prototype ultra-light body.

1 comment:

  1. Jason,
    This is impressive so much more then the CAD drawing. There must be a number of set up machining sequences involved here.I'd love to see a video of this machining sequence.
    It will be a cool looking Alpha.
    Congrats on the new Alpha.