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That scotchlite looks awesome
Freak’n perfect, thanks for posting this! Now I get your PM!!Thanks!
Tonight I prepped the Graflex.
Okay, now that I accidentally italicized that sentence let me show you. I completely disassembled Romans Graflex socket (thank god those bunny ears are threaded) and put it back together with only the main socket screws and the plates/nut for the front slotted screw. I left out the bulb socket main spring and pin, so there’s room to drill and tap for a threaded blade.
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The brass pins are long enough that they have to be put back in from the outside, after the socket is slid back into place.
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So now I realize that I can’t copy the Vader saber. Why? Both red buttons are in place on the ESB saber, and the famous empty socket on the Vader saber where you can see the insert... it would get in the way, in this configuration it never had a button there, maybe that’s why the tire valve is stuck in.
So it’s time to slide my core into place and mark where the screws are going to go. I first placed the one we see on Dagobah peeking out under Marks fingers under the beer tab. Then, diagonally, the ones on each side.
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That bolt, if it is one in the second photo, is very high up. I decided to alter mine a bit based on all the photos there are.
Also, I decided to hide number 4 under the clamp
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Yup! So the ski pole would have a 3/8-16 bolt/rod coming out the bottom. Which will slide into the graflex bulb release section, the screw into the aluminum round stock, great idea!!Yes - I'm trying to find a ski pole and when I do, I plan on doing a Vadermania and drilling and tapping an insert to plug the bottom?
It’s already heading back to TomAre you thinking of drilling holes into the metal cylinder to make it lighter?