EDC Flashlight Bite Guard

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Introduction: EDC Flashlight Bite Guard

About: Christian, work at Hartsfield Jackson, A&P school, Big Bear Graphics, climb, tune, R/C, quad, LAX, paintball, vinyl, I love anything I can make myself.

Hello peoples! Today I will show you all how I solved the problem of misplacing your third hand. If you're like me, you never have a head light when you need it most. If you carry a flashlight on your person, you have solved half the problem. But you still need to hold it somehow. Sure you pinch it between your neck and shoulder, or bite the light itself, but who wants to grind their teeth or bite your lips off? Oh, you do? We'll, carry on then. FOR THE REST OF YOU, follow these few simple steps and I'll do my best to assist in situation!

Step 1: Tools and Materials

For tools you will need a pair of scissors, heat gun / lighter, and a razor blade.

For materials you need a flashlight of course, a piece of heat shrink a larger diameter than the rear end of your flashlight, and 2 O-rings.

Step 2: Cut Your Heat Shrink

Here you will simply trim a piece of heat shrink to about a 1/2 inch longer than the back cap of your light.

Step 3: Place the O-rings on the Light

Take your O-rings and roll them down to a good spot to where they will keep your teeth from sliding off the light. This one is lucky enough to have groves to sit in.

Step 4: Place the Heat Shrink

Now we will slide the heat shrink over the O-rings. Overlap is fine, we will trim it in a minute.

Step 5: Let the Heat Cannon Kick It!

Heat gun / lighter time! Simple as it sounds, just add heat and watch it shrink!

Step 6: Trim It

Now you'll take your razor blade and trim around the button (if there is one). And flush it off with your end cap, so you can still remove it.

Step 7: Fin

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    17 Discussions

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    Doc Rorshack
    Doc Rorshack

    Question 9 months ago on Introduction

    Does this come off the flashlight or is it permenantly affixed to it?

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    laxgeo
    laxgeo

    Answer 9 months ago

    It is completely removable,I believe the heat shrink I used had an adhesive built in, but i never had it fall off though.

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    3366carlos
    3366carlos

    2 years ago

    very nice. I would heat shrink right on the flashlight and then trim it if necessary . This would create a tighter fit.

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    jack002
    jack002

    3 years ago

    Very cool. I have used bike tire inner tube for a road bike doubled over about 3 times.

    This is great. There used to be a plastic cap you could buy for the end of the mini Maglite(AA), but two drawbacks I haven't seen any in years and it only fit the Maglite.

    I wonder if the heat shrink would provide more cushion if it was doubled, one end tucked into its self before shrinking. For the knotting fan I bet a Turks head knot of thin cord, hardened and waterproofed with glue would be great under that heat shrink.

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    Chicken Spit
    Chicken Spit

    6 years ago

    Hmm, that's a problem I would never have thought to address! My old etc flash light could have totally used this, but I recently switched to a headlamp from REI. It suits my needs much better!

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    Robokidd_00
    Robokidd_00

    6 years ago

    a very good solution to a common problem! well done!!

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    seamster
    seamster

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Great trick! I wouldn't have thought to use o-rings, but that's an excellent addition.

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    laxgeo
    laxgeo

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! It kept slipping off on me before, and i just so happened to have a few O-rings handy.

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    johnstat000
    johnstat000

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Ahh, the biting of the flashlight. A common system in my household. Nice Job!

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    laxgeo
    laxgeo

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! But we have now won this battle!

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    Marianeitor
    Marianeitor

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool man!!!!!! I will did, just in case is more simple this than fix a broken teeth!!

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    Tater Zoid
    Tater Zoid

    6 years ago

    Great idea. I might suggest a lanyard to keep it around your neck, as well.

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    laxgeo
    laxgeo

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I actually carry mine to to the far left side of my left rear pocked, whereas a lanyard would be great! but it would get caught on everything. haha

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    wilgubeast
    wilgubeast

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This weirdly works for every day carry as well as electric daisy carnival.