Help on a hardware lightsaber

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by THX1989, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. THX1989

    THX1989 New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    Hello everyone.
    I am brand new to the board also I'm kind of a novice at prop making in the Star Wars department. I was going to attempt to make my first hardware lightsaber and I wanted to make it resemble a graflex I have a chrome metal sink pipe that I picked up at Lowes and I am attempting to cut the S curve on the top of the camera flash. what tool would best way to go about doing this a dremel? Also are there any templates available online?
     
  2. Luke the Belter

    Luke the Belter Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    685
    Hi and welcome to the board.

    There is one template I know of.
    Try www.tk560.com
    It is a very detailed template to vreate your own Graflex template.

    As for what tool to cut the tube...I don't really know.
    I would try the dremel just make sure you won't slip.
     
  3. ARKM

    ARKM Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,525
  4. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,791
    Dremel a mm in front of the template, then sand down with the grinding attachment... if that doesn't make sense, sorry... tool names aint my thing.
     
  5. modelcitizen

    modelcitizen Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,115
    i second that and add metal files. sand paper for final finish. DSC00144.JPG
     
  6. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,880
    Just a thought, I've seen vintage Graflex clamp on flashes (just the top) go for cheap on fleabay.If you're putting together a hardware saber, this would be a way to get both a cool look and a vintage part into it without having to saw metal.
     

Share This Page