Now that my question has been answered I thoud I'd share some of my progress pictures. Not much but it's early days. Plus working with stainless is harder than with aluminium. Pics added in post 11.
For a screen used stunt saber from the original trilogy, what would the length of the aluminium rod blade be? I can't find any references to this so if someone has a dueling saber or similar, and wouldn't mind measuring it that will give me something to go on. Or any reference pics to show the blade length versus the hilt length.
I'm making a start on a Luke/Vader shared stunt saber project and would like some references to start with. A lot of it will be guesswork since information is sketchy to say the least but the basics are fairly simple. Pics to come after I have made some progress.