Ready for TFA ....... Or my scratchbuilt Glass Eye for graflex


propmainiac

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Hello
Was working in my garage today and put together my own glass eye! It was made from an old cb radio antenna connector and the glass lens from a disposable camera. Years ago I did this for my hardware sink tube sabers. Mostly i used to make the red buttons for the esb saber. The screw part is also a cb radio part that happens to fit the Graflex threads. Let me know what you think.
 

Attachments

  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    14.1 KB · Views: 126
  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    15.9 KB · Views: 160
  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    15.1 KB · Views: 109
  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    18.5 KB · Views: 114
  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    25.2 KB · Views: 128

Darth Lars

Master Member
That's pretty good. :)

But I think that it shouldn't be too difficult to get hold of a more accurate replica or a real glass eye. Everyone who has built an ESB saber should have one in a drawer somewhere. I myself have only one complete authentic Graflex but I think two or three authentic glass eyes laying around.
 

Scott D

Sr Member
That turned out pretty good. :thumbsup

If you ever end up with one of those Graflex sync cords that screws into the glass eye socket, they can be modified into a decent glass eye, too.

Don't ask me what was used to make the lens. I built this hardware Graflex over 15 years ago and do not remember. :facepalm

DSC03490_zpsuoqco3nv.jpg


DSC03490_zpsuoqco3nv.jpg
 
Last edited by a moderator:
This thread is more than 6 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.
Top