Fitting parts together - Obi Saber

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by thd9791, May 6, 2012.

  1. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey everyone,

    I had a question about graflex clamps and the rest - they are exactly 1.5 inches on the inside. The Grenade casting I have is about a millimeter or two less - not a snug fit at all. Is there something in between them? I can't tighten the clamp much further.

    Also, 1 inch inside the emitter emitter and .5 inch pipe? are there rubber washers that size or something?

    I haven't picked up a booster/old gear yet and I'm hoping that's a little closer hahaha any ideas?
     
  2. Starsky

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    I have a similar problem myself because I'm using a replica grenade and a salvaged MR clamp and they're both quite different in size. I was thinking of cutting up some rubber to fit and wrapping it around the grenade, something like a car mat.
     
  3. thd9791

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    Found some 1.5 inch Sink Tubing that I was going to use as part of a spacer behind the clamp. That tubing takes care of a mm or two for the most part, still a little slippery though.

    Maybe a dowel for an emitter spacer? Drill out for the grenade neck?
     
  4. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Maybe wrap the bottom of the grenade (that is hidden inside the clamp) in black tape to build up the area enough to close the gap?
     
  5. Starsky

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    Good idea Kevin, thanks for that input.
     
  6. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yea, GREAT idea, thank you!
     
  7. Sym-Cha

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    Hi there,

    Just make certain when you start swinging and swooshing around with it that the clamp doesn't loose its grip on that wrapped grenade. Perhaps better to secure it more tightly.

    -Chaim
     
  8. Starsky

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    I view my build as more of a display piece, although I won't be averse to the odd swoosh now and then (with SFX added of course) but with a dignified air about me, similar to how Obi-Wan wielded his saber in ANH.
     

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