Home Depot Lightsaber

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bcubed

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Hi everyone!

This is my second post, I decided I wanted to make something as a first project. I grew up with Star Wars so I decided on a lightsaber from the plumbing isle!

Used your typical part: Sink drain, extension pipe, slip joints, washers, electrical tape and a red wire nut.

I'd like to go back and redo the handle and add a real button and maybe eventually an led. I'm very happy for now though with my one day (30 minute) build ..... I welcome any suggestions for a follow up build that I can accomplish fairly quickly .. getting a few under my belt to build up my confidence!

Thanks!

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MasterEdi

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Wow! ... Super creative!!!! The Force Awakens more and more, even in the Home Depot, love it!
 

Dredgen

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Looking good!

Very cool idea. That would make for a really fun build challenge.
 

GotWookiee

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Nice work. I love custom hardware sabers. For many of us who got into props and costumes in the late 90's/early 2000's, hardware sabers were our gateway drug.
 

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bcubed

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Thanks for the awesome feedback. My dad is a retired plumber, 40 years on the job. He had no idea what I was going to do with the parts. My brother was a plumber for 20 years and I'm hopefull he has boxes of old parts ripe for the pickin!
 

Sym-Cha

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Welcome aboard and what an entrance ... amazing ... looking forward what you'd do with vintage plumbing parts ... go visit your brother's or even dad's for 'supplies' :)

Chaim
 

AZSneed

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Impressive, most impressive....It is awesome looking, and hard to believe it was built from plumbing parts.

I was always wanting a brass Lightsabre, and never found plumbing to get where I want it to look.
 

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thd9791

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Great hardware saber! It's how I - and most of us - started and it brings back a bit of nostalgia. The creativity it takes to fit parts together and design your saber comes in very useful, and I can already tell you're going to wow us with your future creations!

I wish the Big Yellow Box were still functioning, that was a great place to get ideas from!
 

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bcubed

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Those are mightly nice, Bercilak .... I'd like to build a few different designs ... had the though to do Darth Maul varient
 

Bercilak

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I'm working on a few more, the hardest part besides finding parts is working with leather for the grips. One day i might even start experimenting with electronics.
 

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