I think it is because he is giving Halo_1 measurements, and he is in what appears to be Singapore. So I can only assume that is why he is going with the metric system. Otherwise in Cruzer's threads he uses inches.
Yeah, I use inches & feet most the time, but I noticed with small measurements- millimeters is better, especially when working with people outside the U.S.
I'm actually beginning to like the metric system. It just makes more sense and seems easier to use. However, because most everything in the U.S. is inches, then I'll probably always use both. But if I had to choose between the two...metric all the way baby!
Okay, thanks (everyone) for answering my off-topic, but oh so interesting, question.
Heheh.. that was an old joke/fight I had with Cruzer long time ago... I defended the metric system, because It's the most accurate, and also the easiest, and he said that with the inches etc etc... My post was just... a joke for him .
But it's nice to hear that you finally discovered the amazing world of the metric system ...
Ok gang, let's not get Cruzers GAUNTLET thread get out of hand with all this METRIC talk.
Still that is funny seeing all those sets of gauntlets on the table. It is almost like they are prepping props for the actors in movies.
Feel free to take this thread wherever you want!
I sliced at least a good 1/16" deep-dime size of skin from the side of my thumb on Sunday while cutting out the various shapes of fiberglass cloth to lay in a set of shells. So I'm outa commission until this weekend, then I'll start on finishing the remaining gauntlet shells.
After that, I'll need to lay an additional layer of fiberglass resin on the sides of the shell tops to strengthen them up. The bottom shells are done. I'll also need to do all the pre-prep work on the flamethrowers (hollow, predrill and tap for brass hose fittings).
I'm ready to finish up this run so I can move on to a small run of holsters, and begin the assembly on my Llats Ward suit.
Last edited by Cruzer; Jan 23, 2008 at 7:28 PM.
yeah! can't wait to get this AND my holster!
OOOOO, holsters! Im down for an order!
I'm hoping that the missing "chunk" of your thumb isn't in with my holsters. By the time that I'd recieve the box, put the chunk on ice in a zip-loc baggy and courier it back to you, the doctors wouldn't be able to graft it back on.
I swear I posted this last night but it seems to have disappeared! Anyhow, here it is...and thanks for the measurements.
Managed to hit the store yesterday and picked up some LEDs. I have some good news and some bad ones, depending on your take on it. Shoot me a PM and we'll talk more. In the meantime, here's the LEDs I picked up.
LMK if this helps...oh and all three share the same base diameter.
Last edited by Halo 1; Jan 24, 2008 at 7:56 PM. Reason: additional info
That middle one looks really good. I hope you can find a lot of them as I could use one too. I keep flip flopping on whether I prefer the mouser LED or the taller one you usually send out, Tim, but that middle one looks perfect.
I can only guess the bad news is trying to get a lot of them lol!
Cruzer can you put me on the list for the next run, full set with all the extras please
WOW! that middle one is pretty dead on.
Okay, the good news is that I can meet your quota and more. Bad news is, the LEDs in Red are sold out. The have the middle LED in size, just with either a green or yellow bulb. I do know for a fact that you can remove the LED bulb, but it's your call bro. LMK.
Just my luck. Let me tear into the ones I have to see what replacement will entail, and get back to you.
It's easy...although I had to take a dremel to cut off the non-threaded part to take out the bulb. It's actually not an LED, it's a bulb inside a red encasing. After I took the bulb out, I hit the top of the red casing with a rubber mallot and it came out easily.
Yeah, it's not removing the red lense that concerns me, it's whether a 5mm red LED will fit in the hole. I'll run to RS later today and pick up a few red LEDs to try it out. If they fit, then the chrome housings will be usuable and just the lenses will have to be taken out and replaced with red LEDs. I'm crossing my fingers till then!
Instead of using an LED, just replace it with a mini-krypton bulb. That's what I'm doing. They are brighter than LED's and can be found at Radioshack. That's what I used for my jet pack beacon. Here's what Batninja did: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=22395
But if you still want to use an LED, a 5mm Red LED fits in the chrome housing just fine. I just tried.
Edit: Just realized the mini krypton bulb thing won't work unless you have the red cover. In my circumstances, since I have the taller Halo_1 LED I can just take the red light cover from that and put it in the lower profile one.
Last edited by Foxbatkllr; Jan 26, 2008 at 2:42 PM.
The only krypton bulbs I found were tiny and weren't red.
It looks like the red 5mm LEDs from RS fit, so we're good to go with just buying the variant colored housings.