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    May 30, 2017, 11:27 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1851

    As always, if anybody is dying to know what parts are what, ask away. I know I always do on other people's sabers...
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    May 31, 2017, 7:36 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1852

    I think I'm about done with this Abbey flash. I ended up using a 2 cell on the bottom instead of a 3 cell.
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    May 31, 2017, 9:21 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1853

    Oh! I've never seen a PCB used in one of those wide clips before. Cool!
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    May 31, 2017, 11:56 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1854

    The clamp up top there looks like Peak clamp. I want to find an abbey!
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    Jun 1, 2017, 9:40 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1855

    @veektohr yes sir it's a Peak clamp. This is made up of an Abbey, Heiland, and Peak slipped over a plumbing tube. @SethS you gotta bend the sides of the wide clamp towards you a little bit to get something flat in and then it fits nice and snug.
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    Jun 1, 2017, 10:11 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1856

    SethS said: View Post
    Oh! I've never seen a PCB used in one of those wide clips before. Cool!
    With that configuration, the sideways activation plate denotes that @MattBud has set his lightsaber up for a blade that emits perpendicular to the length of the handle. The round emitter projects a "blade" that is actually formed more like a wide flat disc and is used as a shield against attacks from lightsabers, blasters, hurled rocks, Ewok arrows, etc.. This choice of lightsaber is used strictly for defense, and is used primarily by a rare pacifist sect of Jedi Monks who have chosen to omit any offensive training from their doctrine!

    p.s. These are known as Shieldsabers.
    Last edited by Ridire Firean; Jun 1, 2017 at 10:45 AM. Reason: p.s.
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    Jun 1, 2017, 3:12 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1857

    I learned something today.
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    Jun 1, 2017, 4:00 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1858

    MattBud said: View Post
    I think I'm about done with this Abbey flash.
    I'd like to see what you come up with for grips though! Maybe some O-rings or knurled washers spaced out up the handle?

    If that little thumb-hooked baseball diamond lever at the top swings out, a hidden retractable crystal would be really cool!

    Keep at it! Ya can't stop with only one neat idea you know?!
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    Jun 9, 2017, 9:22 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1859

    I've had a zeiss ikon Stuttgart flash for ages. It's awesome, satin black with chrome diamond knurled parts, a graflex style clamp and its huge like an mpp! I first glued a chrome spacer where the plastic bulb cover was ( left the bulb in there) and...tha was it. I stuck a Kobold bulb socket in this socket since the original was so large and empty. Then I hit a creative wall.

    finally, in a box of old physics equipment I found a knurled thumbscrew that was the same threading as the clamp (the original nut was huge and ugly, google them) ...then I decided black t track would look a little weird, as would EU style track. Seth inspired me to cut some aluminum and file the ends into a radius or curve. Did just that, 1/4" wide with a new freaking jigsaw! So some of them are a little off but that's Star Wars! I manually countersunk some self tapping screws in the bottoms like the ESB saber too....d ring?
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    Jun 11, 2017, 3:00 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1860

    This is my revan saber I had made at work a few years ago. I'm very happy with it; so much so I got them to make four!!!

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    Jun 11, 2017, 3:44 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1861

    I made three back when I was in high school, before all of the customized cnc parts started, and before digital cameras. Back then if you couldnt find a graflex tube on ebay you had to go to the hardware store and buy lengths of pipe. I didnt have access to a lot of tools at the time either. I had to scan the picture of the first one.

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    Here are updated versions of them that I want to make, designed on the sabershop designer.

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    Jun 12, 2017, 10:44 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1862

    Howdy all,

    I just wrapped up a test saber. I thought it turned out nice, so I figured I'd post it here...



    This is Entropy, a Prizmv5 based Neopixel blade saber. Short build log and info here - http://www.slothfurnace.com/sabers/entropy_01.html








    Specs: Steel Russrep Obi ANH Emitter pieces, Modified TCSS Blade holder, Canon model Y Flash handle, Slothfurnace ROTJH&S Clamp card, modified TCSS pommel. Plecter Labs Prizm V5, Single 18650 battery, dual 120 LED NeoPixel Mini RGB LED Strips.
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    Jun 12, 2017, 12:28 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1863

    Great use of a Canon and, really, great use of parts all around!
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    Jun 12, 2017, 2:03 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1864

    Oh, wow, super nice! First time I see a canon used for the bottom of the hilt. Super creative, congrats
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    Jun 12, 2017, 3:09 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1865

    Amazing!
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    Jun 12, 2017, 6:46 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1866

    Very cool! I really like that one!
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    Jun 12, 2017, 9:54 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1867

    Hey @slothfurnace ! O.K. so, does it telescope in the middle? I imagine that if you release the lever and slide the clamp up its rail system, the saber hilt extends into a longer half staff!

    And I'm lovin' that new blade connector!!!

    Please tell us how you patinaed the "Collapsable Antenna"/choke section. It's super purdy!
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    Jun 13, 2017, 11:12 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1868

    Here's the King Sol I just finished. I put a vintage flash light cap on because my King Sol caps always cracked. I prefer it this way anyways because it has a belt clip.


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    Jun 16, 2017, 10:34 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1869

    Wow, you guys have been busy, so many awesome sabers!

    I finally got round to properly starting on that Heiland/hose barb saber I posted way back after scraping together a home machine shop.

    Took some time to learn and get a feel for the machines but felt I'd had enough practical now.

    Anyhoo, I turned off the barbs and later found a cool looking pipe couple nut which I intended to use for the pommel, but I ended up turning the it down some (looked too chunky up top) and made the collor out of it.

    The pommel is a bit, well, you know, I simply had the parts on hand so went with it, and while it kind of fits the look, I realise that it's a way too obvious, barring the brass bit sticking out the bottom which came from a boiler:


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    Jun 16, 2017, 11:02 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1870

    Hey I actually finished a saber today. Sometimes they come together fast. King Sol base, chopped the cap on the bottom. Inner emitter is from a Leitz, outer is off a Canon Y with a cut up wine stopper. Replaced the button on the Sol with an LED. Wish I'd finished earlier when there was some good light still.





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    Jun 16, 2017, 11:15 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1871

    that shroud rules!
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    Jun 16, 2017, 11:16 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1872

    This could've easily been a legit Vader stunt, I feel.
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    Jun 16, 2017, 11:25 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1873

    That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.

    PoopaPapaPalps said: View Post
    This could've easily been a legit Vader stunt, I feel.
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    Jun 16, 2017, 11:27 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1874

    Let's get married.
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    Jun 17, 2017, 1:22 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1875

    veektohr said: View Post
    Hey I actually finished a saber today. Sometimes they come together fast. King Sol base, chopped the cap on the bottom. Inner emitter is from a Leitz, outer is off a Canon Y with a cut up wine stopper. Replaced the button on the Sol with an LED. Wish I'd finished earlier when there was some good light still.

    http://i.imgur.com/GBKNEnM.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/gufuB2R.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/UrgRVn0.jpg
    Love It! One of the best customs I've ever seen.

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