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    Jan 11, 2018, 7:04 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2051

    SethS said: View Post
    The Black emitter and flat top are from a Speed Graphic flash held together with some tapped hex head screws I added...What do you see?
    Well, it looks like I'll have to keep an eye out for a Speed Graphic flash unit. I don't have anything concrete yet but just a rough image in my head with what to do with an emitter shroud like that. Frankly, that's all that's really piqued my interest. I'll figure out the rest if/once I get my hands on a Speed Graphic.
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    Jan 11, 2018, 7:15 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2052

    I saw one once that was really expensive and didn't get it. Saw another in a lot once for dirt cheap, got it-- and it was honestly the cheapest piece of plastic crap. That bulb holder and square top were the coolest part. I need to make better use of it.
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    Jan 11, 2018, 7:18 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2053

    "Speed Gun" is the flash brand-- made for Speed Graphic cameras.

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    Jan 17, 2018, 4:37 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2054

    These are a couple I made for my kids a few years ago. My son is left handed, so the dip switch controls are reversed. They are made from flashlights with parts from an old hard drive, a shower nozzle and bits I made.

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    Jan 17, 2018, 5:19 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2055

    Very clever!

    I dig the dip switches!
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    Jan 17, 2018, 6:44 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2056

    Very nice! As a fellow lefty, I approve.
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    Jan 17, 2018, 7:38 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2057

    BipeFlyer said: View Post
    My son is left handed, so the dip switch controls are reversed.
    Hey @BipeFlyer ! So one is Forward + Forward + Forward + Backward + Forward + Backward + Backward + Backward = Fatatlity, and the other is Forward + Backward + Forward + Backward + Backward + Forward + Forward + Forward = Fatality? Or should we say Ignition?


    Do the dip switches actually have to be in that order for the lightsaber to ignite? That's a neat idea if they do! It'd make it a... "Jedi Masterlock".

    The blue dip switched lightsaber reminds me of Kylo Ren's Mask!

    Very neat gifts you made there!
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    Jan 17, 2018, 9:37 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2058

    Ridire Firean said: View Post
    Hey @BipeFlyer ! So one is Forward + Forward + Forward + Backward + Forward + Backward + Backward + Backward = Fatatlity, and the other is Forward + Backward + Forward + Backward + Backward + Forward + Forward + Forward = Fatality? Or should we say Ignition?


    Do the dip switches actually have to be in that order for the lightsaber to ignite? That's a neat idea if they do! It'd make it a... "Jedi Masterlock".

    The blue dip switched lightsaber reminds me of Kylo Ren's Mask!

    Very neat gifts you made there!
    The kids picked them out from some old electronics I had. I kind of considered them as being blade adjustments for length, power, colour , test mode etc. The combination lock is a cool idea though, let's go with that.

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    Jan 18, 2018, 6:33 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2059

    Holy crap!!! I can't believe how much Canon Y's and X's are going for on eBay right now... it's insane!

    Glad I got my X for $40... sheesh....

    Speaking of which... need an opinion from the masses... should I paint my Ingersoll-Rand grips or leave them unpainted like @AnubisGuard like I was originally planning to do?
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    Jan 18, 2018, 6:35 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2060

    Edraven99 said: View Post
    Holy crap!!! I can't believe how much Canon Y's and X's are going for on eBay right now... it's insane!

    Glad I got my X for $40... sheesh....

    Speaking of which... need an opinion from the masses... should I paint my Ingersoll-Rand grips or leave them unpainted like @AnubisGuard like I was originally planning to do?
    Really?! I have two or three that I don’t plan on doing anything with...
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    Jan 18, 2018, 6:42 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2061

    teecrooz said: View Post
    Really?! I have two or three that I don’t plan on doing anything with...
    Sell.. sell.. SELL!!!
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    Jan 18, 2018, 6:46 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2062

    teecrooz said: View Post
    Really?! I have two or three that I don’t plan on doing anything with...
    I need one!

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    Edraven99 said: View Post
    Holy crap!!! I can't believe how much Canon Y's and X's are going for on eBay right now... it's insane!

    Glad I got my X for $40... sheesh....

    Speaking of which... need an opinion from the masses... should I paint my Ingersoll-Rand grips or leave them unpainted like @AnubisGuard like I was originally planning to do?
    Unpainted, IMO.
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    Jan 18, 2018, 7:33 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2063

    Hey @Edraven99 ! Did you see this one?....

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-SET-of...AAAOSwQwZaU~Lo

    I'd forgotten about it, but it went for more than what I would have been able to pay.
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    Jan 18, 2018, 7:45 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2064

    Ridire Firean said: View Post
    Hey @Edraven99 ! Did you see this one?....

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-SET-of...AAAOSwQwZaU~Lo

    I'd forgotten about it, but it went for more than what I would have been able to pay.
    Heh... that was the auction that prompted me to post on here... I saw it when it was at $158 with two hours left and even then it was far too much money than I would have been willing to spend.
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    Jan 18, 2018, 8:29 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2065

    We were all watching it... lol.

    The way the move you’d think we see more here.
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    Jan 29, 2018, 8:36 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2066

    It took a while, but I finally got my hands on a DeMornay Budd 3-cell. So happy.
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    Jan 30, 2018, 6:15 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2067

    Love this thread!
    So I decided to try a little change on a hardware saber I built last fall. Got out the old rattle cans and sprayed the grip section with satin black. Also added a "replica clamp"Click image for larger version. 

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    The clamp is actually from a Hasbro Luke FX Saber which I bought in the junkyard here. There were no sidebars lever or section to hold the clamp card. Sooo I decided to make it work as a clamp. I folded the aluminum that would hold the card then used steel key material for my sidebars. Drilled and tapped them for the lever which was from a parks saber. Trimmed and cleaned it all up now the clamp holds a card and opens and closes! I really like this now and to me it looks like a mashup between the Luke V2 and obi wan saber. Here's pics of the work I did for the clamp. Enjoy!
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    Jan 30, 2018, 7:20 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2068

    Hey @propmainiac ! Glad to see the clamp turn out so well! Those bearings for windvane's sure are the cat's meow. I rediscovered mine yesterday, along with some springs, fork valves, heavy spacers, and a bunch of other odds and ends as I was cleaning up my floor looking for a nut that had fallen off the backside of my circuit prototyping board.

    Your lightsaber looks so much different now that it's all gussied up in fresh paint and custom bits!
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    Jan 30, 2018, 7:32 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2069

    Still dying to know what exactly that emitter is!
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    Jan 30, 2018, 8:11 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2070

    The emitter is just a series of tubing telescoped together. Aluminum and copper peices that just happened to fit one inside of the other. I bought a shaft collar for the top of the saber that keeps it all tight. Built around a threaded rod.
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    Jan 30, 2018, 8:16 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2071

    Liking it a lot more now.
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    Feb 10, 2018, 10:57 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2072

    99% hardware store build (other 1% was a thumbscrew off eBay) that I put together over the last few weekends. Gave it a V2 inspired paint job and dirtied it up with some India ink for some subtle weathering.

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    Feb 10, 2018, 11:49 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2073

    What in the hardware store is that sweet pommel?
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    Feb 11, 2018, 12:01 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2074

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    What in the hardware store is that sweet pommel?
    The pommel is a faucet knob with a PVC end cap cut down to cover the original knob cap.
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    Feb 21, 2018, 8:48 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2075

    So I got bored and decided to mod a Blade Builders Luke with things I just had lying around. I was originally going for a v2, but decided ten minutes in that there was no point in going accurate if I was just going to use random junk I had laying about. Excuse the poor picture quality, I used my phone and the lighting was iffy.


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    After a couple days of bondo, plastidip, wooden dowels, paint, more plastidip, and more paint:


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