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    Oct 22, 2017, 1:19 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1976

    No-- it was the other end. The decorative end of the motorcycle grip. It's one piece, the bolt just kept it attached to the rest of the grip.

    I do have this pic of a different arrangement of that last saber I was trying out.

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    Ignore the red outlined part-- I added that. The rest you can see. This was the end of the motorcycle grip. All one piece. The lower half is the middle of the last saber I posted.

    EDIT:

    found them:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-...EdWfuA&vxp=mtr
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    Oct 22, 2017, 3:14 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1977

    That part has a very prequel-saber feel to it. And now one is on its way to me. Thanks for the link!
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    Oct 22, 2017, 3:49 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1978

    I may have to pick one of these up!
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    Oct 23, 2017, 7:44 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1979

    Hey @SethS ! FORCETACULAR! Now I get it. I've never seen a grip constructed like that before, and I've seen a few grips. Looks like China is pumping out some crazy looking stuff these days!

    Thank you for the link! So many colors, which one to choose?!
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    Oct 31, 2017, 6:21 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1980

    Can you see where I’m going with this ?
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    A few more bits to finish off but the lathe has died on me
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    Oct 31, 2017, 11:26 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1981

    You have any extra of those send them my way!
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    Oct 31, 2017, 1:34 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1982

    SethS said: View Post
    You have any extra of those send them my way!
    I have 2 sets I’m trying different ways to get the desired look,
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    Oct 31, 2017, 2:41 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1983

    Iíll take rejects
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    Oct 31, 2017, 3:19 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1984

    SethS said: View Post
    I’ll take rejects
    i will see what I have left, my cousin who cut these for me at his work place is getting a new £300 thousand pound laser cutter in December and he says he will try and cut me some better ones, so I should have some spares, time will tell
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    Oct 31, 2017, 5:39 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1985

    A couple of home made "Twin" Sabers. Made from a few different diameters of tube (aluminium aerial masts etc), the widest being 1.5" and some greeblies. The switch boxes were cut from aluminium billet with a hacksaw. No special tools unfortunately, a bench vice, hand drill, , dremel, files and tap&die set was about all that I had access too. Some parts (the middle section) were saltwater etched using an xbox 360 power supply. The pommels are some motorcycle bar ends - thanks to the idea in this thread.





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    Nov 1, 2017, 5:18 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1986

    StewYZF750 said: View Post
    A couple of home made "Twin" Sabers. Made from a few different diameters of tube (aluminium aerial masts etc), the widest being 1.5" and some greeblies. The switch boxes were cut from aluminium billet with a hacksaw. No special tools unfortunately, a bench vice, hand drill, , dremel, files and tap&die set was about all that I had access too. Some parts (the middle section) were saltwater etched using an xbox 360 power supply. The pommels are some motorcycle bar ends - thanks to the idea in this thread.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4495/...0aef63ee_c.jpg

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4509/...10e2c70e_c.jpg

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/...22501104_c.jpg
    could you please explain the salt water etching to me that I haven’t heard of that one
    where did you get your light source from ?
    nice build
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    Nov 1, 2017, 2:53 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1987

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    could you please explain the salt water etching to me that I haven’t heard of that one
    where did you get your light source from ?
    nice build
    For saltwater etching I followed ARKM's guide a few years ago and have made a few saber hilts using the method since. It's a great guide. http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com...ching-Tutorial

    For the light source I used a single cree XPE2 Royal Blue in one if the sabers and a Tri-Cree XPE2 blue LED for the other. Both powered with an 18650 battery with a 1ohm resistor and latching switch for the most basic stunt set-up.
    I intend to upgrade the single LED to a triple at some point. I only really built these sabers as I recently ordered a Photon Blade and didn't have a blue LED saber around, so this way I could test Royal blue, standard blue, single and triple LEDs with the new blade.
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    Nov 1, 2017, 3:56 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1988

    StewYZF750 said: View Post
    For saltwater etching I followed ARKM's guide a few years ago and have made a few saber hilts using the method since. It's a great guide. http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com...ching-Tutorial

    For the light source I used a single cree XPE2 Royal Blue in one if the sabers and a Tri-Cree XPE2 blue LED for the other. Both powered with an 18650 battery with a 1ohm resistor and latching switch for the most basic stunt set-up.
    I intend to upgrade the single LED to a triple at some point. I only really built these sabers as I recently ordered a Photon Blade and didn't have a blue LED saber around, so this way I could test Royal blue, standard blue, single and triple LEDs with the new blade.
    Thanks fella, I’m going to give that etching thing a try this weekend
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    Nov 2, 2017, 2:47 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1989

    StewYZF750 said: View Post
    A couple of home made "Twin" Sabers. Made from a few different diameters of tube (aluminium aerial masts etc), the widest being 1.5" and some greeblies. The switch boxes were cut from aluminium billet with a hacksaw. No special tools unfortunately, a bench vice, hand drill, , dremel, files and tap&die set was about all that I had access too. Some parts (the middle section) were saltwater etched using an xbox 360 power supply. The pommels are some motorcycle bar ends - thanks to the idea in this thread.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4495/...0aef63ee_c.jpg

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4509/...10e2c70e_c.jpg

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/...22501104_c.jpg
    your only up the road from me, your a Yorkshire lad, I’m a Lancashire lad, another question if you don’t mind, where did you get the light tubes from ?
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    Nov 2, 2017, 2:53 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1990

    Eh up lad!
    There’s not many options for Lightsaber blades for us in the UK, but I get mine from JQsabers (they’re based in Wales). I believe they’re the same as the Vader’s vault blades. I’m loving the Photon Blade with the tri-cree blue.
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    Nov 2, 2017, 11:37 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1991

    StewYZF750 said: View Post
    Eh up lad!
    There’s not many options for Lightsaber blades for us in the UK, but I get mine from JQsabers (they’re based in Wales). I believe they’re the same as the Vader’s vault blades. I’m loving the Photon Blade with the tri-cree blue.
    Eh up lad ! ( nice ) Does tha know I was also drawn to the blue one, stunning colour, I’m nipping down to Maplins over t weekend and have a gander at what they have, you’ve made me want to put a light in and put a blade on it now ya bugger ! May be have a butchers for a blade
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    Nov 2, 2017, 3:58 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1992

    This might sound strange, but the blue blade in the photo's above is the single royal blue LED and the green blade is the triple blue LED.

    The photon blade is a specially pigmented blade that reacts with blue light to produce an awesome green glow.
    The below picture is the same light source, one with a standard blade and the other with the photon blade.
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    Nov 3, 2017, 5:05 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #1993

    StewYZF750 said: View Post
    This might sound strange, but the blue blade in the photo's above is the single royal blue LED and the green blade is the triple blue LED.

    The photon blade is a specially pigmented blade that reacts with blue light to produce an awesome green glow.
    The below picture is the same light source, one with a standard blade and the other with the photon blade.
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4523/...709ac994_c.jpg
    had a look on the website last night, not bad prices, I still love the blue but green is amazing and growing on me

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