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It's made out of 1-1/2" sink drain pipe.

There's a 1/8" aluminum heat sink disk in the top part under the LS with optics. The heat sink is soldered to the chrome/brass pipe using a little piece of the smaller diameter as a collar.

The circuit is max1797 on a SurfBoard adapter with conventional through hole peripheral parts to avoid etching a surface mount circuit board. It's mounted in the middle. The dimmer is a 10k potentiometer.

Two nimh batteries are in the lower section with some cotton balls so it doesn't rattle.

The lens is a piece of Plexiglas glued to a piece of the smaller diameter PVC tubing. The battery end cap is made from the PVC pipe and a piece of plastic electrical box. A draw string holds it in place.