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    Jun 16, 2017, 4:16 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #201

    tomleech said: View Post
    For those who wanted the other upgrades I've replicated my machined chamber as printable I've also included replacement rod greeblies that you will just need to clip off from the bottom of the main holder

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/SA...rudy-s-chamber

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    Very cool of you to provide this to the community. Thanks!
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    Jun 16, 2017, 5:51 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #202

    Many thanks Tom.

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    Jun 16, 2017, 6:28 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #203

    Tom is at it again!! Beautiful!


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    Jun 16, 2017, 7:47 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #204

    Thanks guys I haven't tested it but I've allowed a good amount of tolerance that everything should fit well

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    Did you print this part of yours also in raw bronze just no drain cleaner soak?
    No I've drawn this based on mine shown in post #183 which I manually machined on a lathe It's not exactly the same but should look pretty similar if printed in brass and weathered
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    Jun 16, 2017, 8:07 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #205

    Ordered! We shall see how it all works. Excited.
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    Jun 16, 2017, 9:34 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #206

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    Ordered! We shall see how it all works. Excited.
    Keep us posted!


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    Jun 17, 2017, 1:21 AM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #207

    Will do halliwax. You and I seem to be looking at same threads on a couple forums. Haha
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    Jun 17, 2017, 9:06 AM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #208

    DrkSideTndncies said: View Post
    Ordered! We shall see how it all works. Excited.
    Awesome, looking forward to seeing what you do with it
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    Jun 17, 2017, 10:48 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #209

    Thanks Tom.
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    Jun 19, 2017, 1:29 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #210

    tomleech said: View Post
    I've also included replacement rod greeblies that you will just need to clip off from the bottom of the main holder

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    Thank you so much for sharing these. I noticed you said that the replacement rod greeblies can be clipped off the bottom. Any thoughts as to how they would then me attached to the existing crystal chamber? I apologize in advance for this being a silly question. I don't have anything in hand yet (Roman's saber or Rudy's chamber). I've just been on a buying spree and ready to strike while the credit card is hot.

    Thank you!
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    Jun 19, 2017, 1:36 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #211

    There are 3 existing holes in Rudy's chamber with rod greeblies in them, if you want to use my replacement ones you would simply need to remove the old ones and put the new ones in Depending on the tolerances of your choice of Shapeways material they may either need glueing to remain in place or they may need to be coaxed into the holes

    gumbo2000 said: View Post
    Thank you so much for sharing these. I noticed you said that the replacement rod greeblies can be clipped off the bottom. Any thoughts as to how they would then me attached to the existing crystal chamber? I apologize in advance for this being a silly question. I don't have anything in hand yet (Roman's saber or Rudy's chamber). I've just been on a buying spree and ready to strike while the credit card is hot.

    Thank you!
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    Jun 19, 2017, 8:06 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #212

    Thank you for the quick reply and the awesome additions!

    tomleech said: View Post
    There are 3 existing holes in Rudy's chamber with rod greeblies in them, if you want to use my replacement ones you would simply need to remove the old ones and put the new ones in Depending on the tolerances of your choice of Shapeways material they may either need glueing to remain in place or they may need to be coaxed into the holes
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    Jul 9, 2017, 8:21 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #213

    DrkSideTndncies....I was wondering if you had any updates on the Shapeways products?

    Thanks!
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    Jul 11, 2017, 1:04 AM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #214

    Just got back into town from vacation and the pkg was delivered while I was gone (on a mail hold so it came today) and is currently sitting on my bench awaiting to be opened. Will post an update in a few days.
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    Jul 11, 2017, 11:29 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #215

    DrkSideTndncies said: View Post
    Just got back into town from vacation and the pkg was delivered while I was gone (on a mail hold so it came today) and is currently sitting on my bench awaiting to be opened. Will post an update in a few days.
    I just got back into town myself. It's rough getting back to the grind after a relaxing week. Looking forward to your updates!
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    Jul 18, 2017, 12:04 AM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #216

    For those that have this piece, what is the ideal length for distance between the pieces of acrylic to show off the light saber with its inner workings? Also, is there a measurement that works for both showing off the chamber and the lightsaber all closed up? Thanks.
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    Jul 18, 2017, 10:38 AM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #217

    some pics of mine! truly love it...especially with the new fins!

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    Jul 18, 2017, 5:52 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #218

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    some pics of mine! truly love it...especially with the new fins!

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    That is gorgeous!! Did u have to sand the brass at all or is that how it showed up from shapeways?


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    Jul 18, 2017, 8:24 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #219

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    That is gorgeous!! Did u have to sand the brass at all or is that how it showed up from shapeways?


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    i had to sand it down some...but others didn't have to...Im assuming it could be either inconsistencies with shapeways, the run, or variances within each RCC run...but it's not a big deal
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    Jul 19, 2017, 2:56 AM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #220

    Looks great with double crystal.
    Which material did you choose for the fins? Raw bronze or raw brass?


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    Jul 26, 2017, 8:58 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #221

    I've had a few people message me about how I drilled out my top resistor hole. I just wrote up a little tutorial for him. So I figured I should share it here

    I don't know if you need to do this to rudy's latest run. But I know the 1st and 2nd run required it. So here it goes!

    Step 1: strip the saber down so it looks like this

    Step 2: use a sharpie and mark the first hole

    Step 3: use a 1/16th Allen key wrench to remove the grub screw in the back of the chamber

    Now the cage is separated from the chamber
    Step 4: where the sharpie mark is, now drill that out with a 5/32nd drill bit

    Step 5: blow the shavings off and attach the cage back to the chamber. Be sure to align the new hole you drilled with the threaded hole of the cage

    Step 6: now take a small file, I grabbed this set cheap at Walmart. And slowly file this side of the clamp holes


    That's it! Your done, assemble the clamp onto the cage and hold it in place by screwing the resistors in

    Hope this helps!


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    Jul 27, 2017, 10:06 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #222

    Great Write up
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    Jul 28, 2017, 6:40 PM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #223

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    Great Write up
    thanks, i really need to stop biting my nails... its really disgusting in the pics, sorry for all that mess guys
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    Jul 29, 2017, 9:53 AM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #224

    Finally finished my modifications and install on this saber. I love it

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    Full saber demo video in the works too
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    Jul 29, 2017, 11:07 AM - Re: ANH Obi Wan LIghtsaber with Crystal Chamber ( Modifications ect..) #225

    tom outstanding work!! i love this chamber. the grenade, i also love what you did with the grenade and balance pipe, beautiful!

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