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    Feb 4, 2015, 12:35 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #101

    Yeah, those and the reference photos I've been sharing have gone out there and gotten crazy. I don't understand how they get resized and made more crappy in quality though. What's the point of that?
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    Feb 22, 2015, 1:46 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #102

    roy any updates on the red buttons?
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    Feb 23, 2015, 11:51 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #103

    halliwax said: View Post
    roy any updates on the red buttons?
    Well, I made a silly mistake: I ordered the wrong buttons
    The buttons that arrived were from the Graflex Shop and were the thumb screw type that don't fit a real Graflex! Disappointment all over.
    I still have to order the correct ones now, or produce my own


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    Feb 23, 2015, 7:13 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #104

    roygilsing said: View Post
    Well, I made a silly mistake: I ordered the wrong buttons
    The buttons that arrived were from the Graflex Shop and were the thumb screw type that don't fit a real Graflex! Disappointment all over.
    I still have to order the correct ones now, or produce my own


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    aww that stinks! I'm still interested when u find them!
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    Mar 24, 2015, 10:58 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #105

    Roy, I just received my ANH conversion kit, I love your work on this and cannot wait to build my first prop, will post pics when wrapped up. Thanks to everyone on this thread and the great advice. Can't wait to get the t's for my E11's thanks again Roy.
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    Apr 20, 2015, 5:20 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #106

    Order placed for ESB kit! Stupid excited!
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    May 12, 2015, 6:22 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #107

    @roygilsing Do you recommend a certain way to angle your plastic grips for the ANH sabers?
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    May 12, 2015, 6:55 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #108

    I doubt Roy will answer soon ... he's fast asleep now and will be pre-occupied with his core business being a Production Designer for the next couple of weeks ... I do believe member Clutch had a tutorial involving a mitre-saw ... how to cut T-track ... but I can't seem to find it ... sorry

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    May 12, 2015, 6:59 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #109

    They cut and sand easy so you've got numerous options at your fingertips.
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    May 12, 2015, 7:21 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #110

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    I doubt Roy will answer soon ... he's fast asleep now and will be pre-occupied with his core business being a Production Designer for the next couple of weeks ... I do believe member Clutch had a tutorial involving a mitre-saw ... how to cut T-track ... but I can't seem to find it ... sorry

    Chaim
    i would like to find a nice small, aluminum mitter box... no luck yet
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    May 12, 2015, 7:26 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #111

    SpeedRacerx said: View Post
    @roygilsing Do you recommend a certain way to angle your plastic grips for the ANH sabers?
    http://www.therpf.com/f79/accurate-t...s-specs-41387/


    There's info here... but no pics (like seem dead...)
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    May 12, 2015, 9:18 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #112

    halliwax said: View Post
    i would like to find a nice small, aluminum mitter box... no luck yet

    X-acto makes a nice one that comes in a kit with the saws. I think I got mine at Ace hardware. The angles on it were perfect for the ANH grips.
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    May 12, 2015, 10:41 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #113

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    I doubt Roy will answer soon ... he's fast asleep now and will be pre-occupied with his core business being a Production Designer for the next couple of weeks ... I do believe member Clutch had a tutorial involving a mitre-saw ... how to cut T-track ... but I can't seem to find it ... sorry

    Chaim

    I believe the clutch tutorial was on the bubble strip (you provided it to me in another thread on another forum) but Roy himself already provided the answer on the T track

    http://wannawanga.com/tutorials/luke-esb-tutorial/
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    May 13, 2015, 6:49 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #114

    Thanks guys. I have seen GINOs post before, but was looking for any experiences with Roy's tracks specifically in case of material differences. But it sounds like they should be similar enough to use the aforementioned methods.
    @intwenothor I was looking for options for cutting the ANH angle specifically. I have read Roy's awesome ESB tutorial before, but he doesn't go into the options when cutting the angle on his tracks.

    I don't have a good miter box, so it sounds like I may invest in one...
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    May 13, 2015, 7:25 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #115

    They're pretty much the same honestly. They cut about the same, and bend about the same when making e11 grips.
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    May 26, 2015, 7:26 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #116

    SpeedRacerx said: View Post
    Do you recommend a certain way to angle your plastic grips for the ANH sabers?
    @SpeedRacerx I guess you already figured it out by now, Like PoopaPapaPalps already mentioned, you can simply use a file (or knife) to cut the corners for the Luke ANH grips.
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    May 27, 2015, 11:01 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #117

    Darth Lars said: View Post
    Have you pressed the Graflex together completely? When the clamp is loose there should be a little bit of play lengthwise.


    I suppose he was thinking of Blast-Tech's rubber T-track which was made to fit against the body of a Graflex flash...

    Some people mount T-tracks on their Vader sabers with double-sided foam tape, because it lifts the ends of the tracks over the MPP's endcap . It is not perfectly screen accurate, but it looks neater. The sides of the tape should be blackened with a marker pen first. I don't remember who here that first posted about this trick.

    I put some Milliput into the grooves of some T-track I got from Roy, to adapt them to be used with thin double-sided tape on a Graflex, but it was much more difficult to do right than I thought it would be. Some thick glue would be easier.

    The original tracks were used for sliding drawers in office furniture. That is why the base is mostly flat. It has been speculated that the groove was intended for a string of glue. Another theory is that it is because if you cut off a section of the fin and drive a screw through the base into the cabinet wall, then the screw might drive up some wood chips that would need some place to go.
    Even though the exact type has not been found, at least six other types of plastic furniture tracks have. Some have had an almost-identical groove to the movie-used (and to Roy's) tracks. Others are flat on the bottom or have barbed protrusions to fit into grooves in the cabinet wall.


    I think I and he must have referred to the lightsaber that Darth Vader's severed hand is still holding after Luke had cut it off in ROTJ. That lightsaber is definitely a resin-cast, probably of the "Barbican saber" with a couple different greeblies.

    For or those of us that haven't been around too long...are there photos of all the different kinds of t track found? I've only seen the metal stuff and Marvs.
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    May 27, 2015, 11:04 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #118

    thd9791 said: View Post
    For or those of us that haven't been around too long...are there photos of all the different kinds of t track found? I've only seen the metal stuff and Marvs.
    Not here in my thread please!
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    May 27, 2015, 11:28 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #119

    haha sorry Roy! carry on
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    May 27, 2015, 12:11 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #120

    Hi Roy, love your work, and for anyone wondering about just how accurate you can reverse engineer from a photo, well Roy has a talent. When discussing the possible origin of the ANH D ring, his measurments from the toe shot photo, are almost exact to a D ring found on a Graflex camera case, which may have been the source.

    As for you ESB circuit board, I am wondering if the contacts need to be more of a gold colour than copper, from the photos of the promo shot they look more gold, but that can be photography as well.

    Look forward to your other products.
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    May 27, 2015, 12:37 PM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #121

    Thank you Aison!
    I agree on the ESB circuit board; the contacts are currently in copper, but I might try to gold plate them in the future. Maybe offer both versions, since gold plated doesn't come for free I guess!
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    May 28, 2015, 7:31 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #122

    I re-did one using a gold paint pen and soldered the silver bits. It come out ok. I am gonna redo it, but mask up each tab one by one and do a neater job. Great idea about offering both, some of us are more hardcore and ready to fork, or force out the bucks
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    May 28, 2015, 9:13 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #123

    Would love to see working Red buttons! please =D
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    May 28, 2015, 11:47 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #124

    Saberbay said: View Post
    Would love to see working Red buttons! please =D
    my red button replicas as from a old run, they don't have springs in them. they used a crumbled up piece of paper to act like the spring lol

    my plan was to go to radio shack and see if I could get a small enough push button to fit inside the red button and epoxy it in

    now with all the local radio shacks closing I don't know where to go to find one small enough


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    Jun 9, 2015, 9:55 AM - Re: Various OT lightsaber parts #125

    I'm curious about the saber hooks. They are made of stainless steel but will they bend out of shape when a lightsaber is hooked and unhooked? Also will they bend out of shape when bending at the waist? In other words would they stay bent if flexed too much or would they spring back to hold their shape?
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