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    Oct 8, 2017, 9:17 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1951

    You are welcome.
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    Oct 8, 2017, 9:35 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1952

    I am a big fan of Madcow from Genesis Custom sabers. In photoshop... I graphically took some of his saber designs ideas and combined them into my favorite genesis custom saber design. Now I just need to save my pennies and get on his list to have him build it for me.

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    Oct 9, 2017, 12:33 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1953

    Hi again
    Here's some more pics of my hardware store lightsaber I built two pieces that resemble the sidebars and the clamp to give it the look of a graflex tile clamp the sidebars are zinc keystock and the little folded pieces of metal that hold the clamp card in is just metal flashing that I've bent so far I'm pretty happy with it with how it looks it looks close to a graflex clamp to me. Maybe make a clamp lever out of the same metal flashing material. Here's more picsClick image for larger version. 

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    Oct 9, 2017, 1:00 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1954

    BACABreath said: View Post
    I am a big fan of Madcow from Genesis Custom sabers. In photoshop... I graphically took some of his saber designs ideas and combined them into my favorite genesis custom saber design. Now I just need to save my pennies and get on his list to have him build it for me.

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    amazing design BACABreath, you should really make him build it, that is one of the most beautiful custom saber I have ever seen
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    Oct 11, 2017, 6:46 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1955

    Ok got a little more done and im really happy with this final design. I added steel key material to the area just above the pommel and it made quite a difference! It filled it out more and looks a more beefy. I cut the metal with an angle grinder and rounded off the metal on one end. What do you think?Click image for larger version. 

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    Oct 15, 2017, 5:24 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1956

    I'm on with my 2nd saber for my stepsons desk at work, still need to refine and finish my first
    did a mock up of the emitter and made a clamp for a piece of PCB

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    Bend 1. Bend 2. Bend 3. Bend 4.

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    Trim and fit PCB

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    Oct 15, 2017, 10:12 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1957

    Gotta love hilts made from flashlights/torches.
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    Oct 16, 2017, 5:41 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1958

    What are you using for the clamp's sidebars? That looks perfect to make a hardware Kobold d-ring assembly.
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    Oct 17, 2017, 3:05 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1959

    Tan Djarka said: View Post
    What are you using for the clamp's sidebars? That looks perfect to make a hardware Kobold d-ring assembly.
    It was a piece of aluminium trim for double glazing window units I picked up from a job I was working on
    i was going to use this tile trim but the depth was a little deeper than I wanted
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    Oct 17, 2017, 6:11 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1960

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    It was a piece of aluminium trim for double glazing window units I picked up from a job I was working on
    i was going to use this tile trim but the depth was a little deeper than I wanted
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    Do you think this stuff matches the severed hand saber's fake clamp box?
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    Oct 18, 2017, 3:11 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1961

    One of the best ever. Thanks for sharing. With monitor settings adjusted to get get a blue steel look is also cool, no pun intended.
    BACABreath said: View Post
    I am a big fan of Madcow from Genesis Custom sabers. In photoshop... I graphically took some of his saber designs ideas and combined them into my favorite genesis custom saber design. Now I just need to save my pennies and get on his list to have him build it for me.

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    Oct 18, 2017, 1:14 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1962

    thd9791 said: View Post
    Do you think this stuff matches the severed hand saber's fake clamp box?
    Can you please post a pic, not sure what you mean and will gladly take a look.


    ahh I know what you mean now I've just seen one for sale in the JR, not sure on the correct size but with a little bit of cutting and filing you could achieve a similar look

    I will give it a go and put it on my no2 saber
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    Oct 18, 2017, 3:56 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1963

    thd9791 said: View Post
    Do you think this stuff matches the severed hand saber's fake clamp box?
    No. Not really.
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    Oct 20, 2017, 1:31 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1964

    Remember how way back in the day it was thought that Obi's saber was made with some vintage motorcycle grip?

    Well I found myself walking by a parked Harley the other day and got dang if its handles didn't look like lightsaber grips.

    So I bought a set and made one into a new custom...

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    Oct 20, 2017, 1:50 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1965

    Nice! Make/model?
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    Oct 20, 2017, 2:14 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1966

    Has a good used beat up look. I like it! I own a Harley so im a little biased as well.
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    Oct 20, 2017, 2:17 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1967

    Of the grip? No idea-- I just eBayed until I found the one I saw for a not-ridiculous price. It was $25 for a pair. So expect to see another one...

    The middle section is the end piece of a different style motorcycle grip. The upper body is a Graflite extension. The clamp is some weirdo Heiland piece. The thin-neck assembly and emitter is built from a 1/4" neck adapter, some shower flange pieces, a sliding door runner wheel, a Canon Y bulb socket part, and another 1/4" adapter. The whole thing is assembled on a 1/4" rod.
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    Oct 20, 2017, 2:17 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1968

    I made my sabers clamp area look a little more graflex like. Made a lever from aluminum sheet and anail as the pin. Glued on with epoxy.Click image for larger version. 

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    Oct 20, 2017, 3:24 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1969

    SethS said: View Post
    Remember how way back in the day it was thought that Obi's saber was made with some vintage motorcycle grip?

    Well I found myself walking by a parked Harley the other day and got dang if its handles didn't look like lightsaber grips.

    So I bought a set and made one into a new custom...
    Great use of the grip and graflite extension! There's a chain of burrito restaurants that uses the same grip on the door of one of their locations near me and every time I see it I think how it would be great for a custom saber. Well done!
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    Oct 20, 2017, 4:34 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1970

    propmainiac said: View Post
    I made my sabers clamp area look a little more graflex like. Made a lever from aluminum sheet and anail as the pin. Glued on with epoxy.
    I like the way yours is coming together, I love the shape of the faux grenade section but the fact that it's plastic just doesn't feel right.
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    Oct 20, 2017, 5:02 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1971

    SethS said: View Post
    The middle section is the end piece of a different style motorcycle grip.
    It almost looks like a large spool, or frame slider base. Do you have any more information on where you found it that you could share? Does it have a hole straight through it or are there any cavities/steps inside it that make it more hollow? And lastly, is it threaded on the ends?


    These look like they'd make some neat lightsabers, but they're a bit pricey...
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    Oct 21, 2017, 12:32 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1972

    So lightning should I paint the grenade section a dark grey or semi gloss black?
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    Oct 21, 2017, 4:46 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1973

    propmainiac said: View Post
    So lightning should I paint the grenade section a dark grey or semi gloss black?
    I think you should rust it up over semi gloss black
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    Oct 21, 2017, 11:16 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1974

    Ridire Firean said: View Post
    It almost looks like a large spool, or frame slider base. Do you have any more information on where you found it that you could share? Does it have a hole straight through it or are there any cavities/steps inside it that make it more hollow? And lastly, is it threaded on the ends?
    I can't find the ones I bought now, but they were very similar to this one:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-...dXz4Cl&vxp=mtr

    I pulled apart the rubber grip and loosened that bolt in the end. It wasn't threaded, just a bolt and nut. It was 7/8 so the 1/4" rod I put through cleared fine.

    I used the same piece from the other grip of the pair as an emitter on this saber:



    The one I posted yesterday had a solid end that I drilled through and tapped for the 1/4" rod.
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    Oct 22, 2017, 9:49 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1975

    Hey @SethS ! If you bought them on ebay it'd be in your "Purchase History"

    I'm still a little confused on the part I like though. Are you saying the part in the middle here is two pieces? It looks solid to me.

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    If you have a set of calipers lying around, I'd love to know its outter diameter. I'm looking for a part like that for a chassis build and I'm curious if something like that will fit where I need it to. Thanks if you can!

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