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    Sep 4, 2016, 7:38 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1301

    How was that weathered? It looks great!
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    Sep 5, 2016, 8:24 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1302

    GreenCircleCube said: View Post
    What do you guys think about the custom saber shop?
    This next lightsaber has also been made with parts collected from the custom saber shop by the maker . . . though when purchased via ebay it was already complete and nicely weathered, it's the only lightsaber that I wanted to take with me to Celebration II in Essen along with an OB1 style robe :



    Chaim
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    Sep 11, 2016, 5:13 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1303

    file:///C:/Users/User/Desktop/IMG_20160911_110707335.jpg

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    sorry im new how to you post a picture?
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    Sep 11, 2016, 5:21 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1304

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    Sep 11, 2016, 2:17 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1305

    Love the second one-- i can recognize the parts, but it looks the role!
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    Sep 15, 2016, 11:23 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1306

    thanks! I love your lightsabers. flash and camera peices fit so well. i wish i had as many parts to build lightsabers out of as you. its so hard to find old camera flashes in England. but there is a lovely old vintage shop near where i live. that has a massive amount dedicated to broken Cameras.
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    Sep 20, 2016, 2:57 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1307

    Camerasaber said: View Post
    thanks! I love your lightsabers. flash and camera peices fit so well. i wish i had as many parts to build lightsabers out of as you. its so hard to find old camera flashes in England. but there is a lovely old vintage shop near where i live. that has a massive amount dedicated to broken Cameras.
    Try eBay-- Canons and Graflexes are overpriced-- but I've had a lot of luck with weirdo, off brand bastard flashes. In fact- here's a new one!

    After doing my V2 and getting a 2.0 AND a Roman's OWK I've been so busy playing with and tweaking them that I haven't gone back to my favorite custom game. So here's my lastest.

    I'm continuing my theme of buying TCSS parts, assembling a saber, not liking the machined look, so adding the parts to a short / 2 cell flash instead.

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    Sep 20, 2016, 6:05 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1308

    I can list parts if anyone is dying to know...

    Letiz flash (found cheap!)
    TCSS t track
    "gear" and emitter are TCSS parts
    bubble strip from some random old calculator
    edge card, knob, and d-ring left over from my 2.0
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    Sep 20, 2016, 6:21 PM - Show your custom Lightsabers! #1309

    I was dying to know (but was too afraid to ask)
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    Sep 20, 2016, 7:44 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1310

    I cannot get enough of this thread - so much fun.

    Getting ready to do a budget build of my own, couldn't wait to snap some quick photos.
    Flash is an unmarked one, and is not full size, but it was super cheap - $7.50 plus shipping off eBay.
    Got a sink tube & plug to function as the bottom half. I also have some aluminum U track for the grips, just need to cut them down.
    The bubble strips and circuit board are from a TI-1200 ($0.99 plus shipping off eBay) and some other random 70's calculator that my mom had lying around that I got free.
    I need a clamp (if anybody has a spare that you don't want *laughter*, PM me). I might build one if it comes to that.
    3PO shown for scale haha.

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    Sep 20, 2016, 8:02 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1311

    Nice! I love builds like that. I never think of sink tubes since I'm trying not to go hardware saber anymore-- but as a lower half to one of those cheap and ubiquitous extension units is a great idea. Should be cool.

    As for clamps- watch the junkyard for repros, jump in on a pre-order for one of Roman's blank graflex dupes, get a graflex dupe from Roman (I think they're in stock), or grab another off brand flash unit that has a clamp! There's of various versions out there.

    cjchiu said: View Post
    I was dying to know (but was to scared to ask)
    Never be scared! I love telling! I always ask other people. Nothing cooler to me than a custom saber and I love to know other people's tricks.
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    Sep 21, 2016, 11:28 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1312

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    Sep 21, 2016, 11:45 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1313

    I'm planning on making a graflex from scratch. As I'm only young I'm tight for money. I've got an idea and need some tips on making the overall look. I will get. Some bits from the CustomSaber shop. I don't know where to get a Graflex Clamp From.
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    Sep 21, 2016, 11:49 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1314

    I have a Luston flash tube sitting here that's too short. I'd love to slip some luke ROTJ parts in there and make a flash/grenade/balance pipe saber...anyone know where I can find luke rotj parts that are seperate?
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    Sep 21, 2016, 11:56 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1315

    Camerasaber said: View Post
    I'm planning on making a graflex from scratch. As I'm only young I'm tight for money. I've got an idea and need some tips on making the overall look. I will get. Some bits from the CustomSaber shop. I don't know where to get a Graflex Clamp From.
    If you're handy at all... I've used this in the past...

    http://www.tk560.com/jegner/Graflex-replica.pdf

    I used it to make this:




    So I didn't need to do any of the eye or rabbit ears, but still, if you can use basic tools, you can get pretty close to this.
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    Sep 21, 2016, 12:25 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1316

    Wow thanks. Just had a look. I will have a go. I may have to ask my school if I can use some tools. ( My friend has a dremil tool) looks hard. It will hopefully look good. As I do tend to be a bit of a perfectionist.
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    Sep 21, 2016, 12:31 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1317

    thd9791 said: View Post
    I have a Luston flash tube sitting here that's too short. I'd love to slip some luke ROTJ parts in there and make a flash/grenade/balance pipe saber...anyone know where I can find luke rotj parts that are seperate?
    How Luke do you wanna get? TCSS and saberforge have upper parts that are pretty close. There's also a guy on eBay that makes not very accurate, but reasonably close parts that are individual metal pieces. He says you have to weld yourself-- but maybe jb weld or set screws can do the trick? If you search "lightsaber parts" he;ll come up. I think a couple people here have bought a few random parts for him. Again-- inaccurate, but great for custom work.
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    Sep 21, 2016, 12:46 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1318

    Camerasaber said: View Post
    Wow thanks. Just had a look. I will have a go. I may have to ask my school if I can use some tools. ( My friend has a dremil tool) looks hard. It will hopefully look good. As I do tend to be a bit of a perfectionist.
    It's not as hard as it looks... I used a sink pipe, and it came out pretty good. I borrowed a dremel, I had never used before, and it went well.

    as for the ears and clamp, well that I didn't do, but you could always get a replica clamp, (one in the junkyard right now for around 30) and file down the nubs on it so it slide right on.

    Ears? good luck, heh. I lucked out only needing the body for the ROTJ vader version, so I didn't have to deal with the bunny ears/bulb holder.
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    Sep 21, 2016, 1:01 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1319

    Yeah. I couldn't get the templates but maybe that's because I'm viewing this on my phone. Could you send the templates to Mr if that's OK?
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    Sep 21, 2016, 1:07 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1320

    Templates are in the PDF... "save as" and print at home...

    I don't actually have them anymore.
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    Sep 21, 2016, 2:28 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1321

    SethS said: View Post
    How Luke do you wanna get? TCSS and saberforge have upper parts that are pretty close. There's also a guy on eBay that makes not very accurate, but reasonably close parts that are individual metal pieces. He says you have to weld yourself-- but maybe jb weld or set screws can do the trick? If you search "lightsaber parts" he;ll come up. I think a couple people here have bought a few random parts for him. Again-- inaccurate, but great for custom work.

    Should say that the TCSS pieces look the part, but are a much thinner diameter than the movie props. That said, they still marry well to flash parts.
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    Sep 21, 2016, 3:49 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1322

    SethS said: View Post
    Should say that the TCSS pieces look the part, but are a much thinner diameter than the movie props. That said, they still marry well to flash parts.
    thanks man, I think I know who you're talking about.

    Really, the Luston covers the length of a graflex to the top of the clamp. Above that...I'd like some rings possibly..or a straight shot to the skinny neck/windvane/emitter. I'll do some sigging!
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    Sep 22, 2016, 12:57 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1323

    Wow I managed to get a 1965 rolls Royce first gear cog for my lightsaber!
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    Sep 22, 2016, 5:47 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1324

    Camerasaber said: View Post
    Wow I managed to get a 1965 rolls Royce first gear cog for my lightsaber!
    Pictures ... pretty please?

    Chaim
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    Sep 22, 2016, 5:02 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1325

    Hi all.

    I suppose I should add this to the list:

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