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

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  1. propmainiac

    propmainiac Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    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.
     

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  2. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    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.
     
  3. propmainiac

    propmainiac Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah I do have a spare glass eye. Had two but traded it. Just wanted to see what I could come up with.
     
  4. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You never cease to amaze me from inception to end result.
     
  5. propmainiac

    propmainiac Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you Mugatu. I haven't forgotten about your sidebars.
     
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  6. Scott D

    Scott D Sr Member

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    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

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  7. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    great ingenuity !
     
  8. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great job!
     

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