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    Jul 10, 2016, 1:12 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #76

    tom your creative mind amazes me
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    Jul 10, 2016, 1:16 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #77

    There's even a little reflection - I swear thats glass in the socket. it could have reflected the flash too
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    Jul 12, 2016, 12:51 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #78

    So, I don't think this was the part. It looks almost exactly like it and the metal is the correct thickness. The flange does come off, but it has little feet. also the gap on top is wider than the screw hole, not right up against it like in the photo, it's too wide. It's also too long, but cutting this down would be easy.

    the sad thing is it was press fit together when the metal was soft. I destroyed it trying to get it apart and never did - kinda sad about this - I think it was an adapter for this sized bracket. It has a spring loaded insert and the large plate fixes to something like a camera with countersunk screws. It's all beautiful machined aluminum..well was
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    Jul 19, 2016, 4:11 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #79

    We could be looking at Miter aluminum T-track, for the button
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    Jul 20, 2016, 11:10 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #80

    It could also be a trimmed RV curtain track splicer.
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    Jul 24, 2016, 11:49 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #81

    The more I look at this, the more it looks like the red button is stuck over something, and it looks like theres some lettering on the steel knob, on the left. An L or a C?

    Also, theres something red/brown underneath the beer tab, what if thats whats underneath the red button
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    Jul 25, 2016, 7:34 AM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #82

    I did see the engraved characters but I can't make them out. Could be the size if it is something like drill-stop.

    Looks like a washer under the button.
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    Aug 8, 2016, 3:25 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #83

    I picked up these spacers. They're shiny, like the cone knobs and look great however they're slightly too small. They are 3/8 ID by 5/8 OD and 1/4 Height. The inside is slightly bigger than this kobold button I have - great! They look like a decent height too but the OD is 1-2 mm too small. Technically they're around 15 mm, the exact diameter of the hole/socket. I have a spacer coming from Europe from a vintage motorcycle place and the OD is 19 mm roughly. I fear that will be too big.

    also these American ones are both beveled differently, sloppy machining, but they're identical sizes.
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    Aug 8, 2016, 5:39 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #84

    Enjoyed following this... here is the call sheet from the day it was filmed...

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    Aug 8, 2016, 5:42 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #85

    Remote People said: View Post
    Enjoyed following this... here is the call sheet from the day it was filmed...

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    Thats hilarious and awesome! is this yours?

    Also, There are flanged and stepped spacers, which would work better but I can't seem to find any of this size.
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    Aug 8, 2016, 5:45 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #86

    [QUOTE=thd9791;4049769]Thats hilarious and awesome! is this yours?

    I gave it to my brother, perhaps stupidly.
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    Aug 11, 2016, 5:15 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #87

    Remote People said: View Post
    Enjoyed following this... here is the call sheet from the day it was filmed...

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    I was driving Mr. Hamill that day
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    Aug 23, 2016, 12:56 AM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #88

    I picked this vintage motorcycle spacer from Austria. It surprisingly is an identical diameter as my Larbel beer tab. The inside is slightly bigger than the kobold button. I'm on the fence, what does the RPF think?
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    Aug 24, 2016, 10:30 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #89

    What I'm seeing is if this were curtain track, it would need to be cut from a larger piece. I'm not finding any track splicers that match, or that include a stop.
    Most of the miter track has an extra recess in the bottom, I even looked up Boat convertible tops and that track is 7/8" wide, way too big.

    This box seems to be precision cut, like a single machined piece that comes that way - and I'm at a loss after hours of searching different areas

    I'm also at a loss with the button, it seems to be a non-standard size, and that seems to rule out hardware almost all together. I don't know vintage audio equipment, but I'm stumped. Any other ideas?

    Also, Would anyone with machining capability be willing to make a kit of both the box, rectangular stop and button/spacer? T slot cutter and some drilling and lathing...cant be too much aluminum or steel stock at least, but im not sure if theres enough interest.
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    Aug 27, 2016, 5:47 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #90

    There are also these things on the side of Graflex and large press cameras, but I don't feel strongly about it.

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    Sep 22, 2016, 3:57 AM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #91

    You are close with the curtain track it looks like. Closer than what I thought for a moment with something else. Must be some kind of quick grab from parts for a stunt fx. The old stripped metal parts box of the production worker would have such things like varied metal fixtures torn from here and there.
    Last edited by 3 CELL PO; Sep 22, 2016 at 4:24 AM. Reason: on further inspection was close but no cigar
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    Sep 22, 2016, 9:36 AM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #92

    jkno said: View Post
    Some close-up shots I've taken for Kurtyboy:

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    http://i63.tinypic.com/xpo4dj.jpg
    I actually have some of those red buttons. I found them in a clean-cut apartment I was hired to finish. They looked like some sort of plastic cap for wiring but the were really wide. I lost them some time ago but now that I see this i want to cry lol.

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    Nov 1, 2016, 3:13 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #93

    jkno said: View Post
    Some close-up shots I've taken for Kurtyboy:

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    I just thought back to this version of the red button -with part of one of these brand of pens rear stopper in mind, now the lids of these are in mind too:
    https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/b.../9016000012577
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    Nov 1, 2016, 3:23 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #94

    I really think it may be the rear of one of these, as an old pen could have that kind of wear on the end if tapped around when idling in writing. I haven't seen the Kobold piece in person.
    https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/b.../9016000012522
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    Nov 2, 2016, 9:06 PM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #95

    Good eye! I think we're looking at one of those things that looks identical to the real part used. This has happened with the sink drain obi wan emitter and toothed lathe gear as the obi wan rear grip. we now know they were aircraft parts but I was so convinced it was a gear for years.

    These builders were known for using what was in shop, aka the excess parts from all the camera parts, audio eq. and machinery and model kits they stripped. Like, it almost defies logic sometimes what they chose Obi Wans stunt saber was cast in molten aluminum instead of being lathed. No clue why, as they lathed plenty of things for those movies, but it happened haha
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    Nov 5, 2016, 3:28 AM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #96

    alexmiller1 said: View Post
    I actually have some of those red buttons. I found them in a clean-cut apartment I was hired to finish. They looked like some sort of plastic cap for wiring but the were really wide. I lost them some time ago but now that I see this i want to cry lol.

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    Are these what you had? http://www.vital-parts.co.uk/tapered...m-id-331-p.asp
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    Nov 5, 2016, 3:44 AM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #97

    The activation box looks like this. So close if not.
    https://www.amazon.com/48-Aluminum-M.../dp/B000H4Z040
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    Nov 5, 2016, 7:25 AM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #98

    There's another picture of this prop from the book "Star Wars Objets du mythe" (always from the props collection of Arnaud Grunberg).

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    Nov 5, 2016, 8:35 AM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #99

    3 CELL PO said: View Post
    Exactly!!!

    Alex
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    Nov 6, 2016, 10:57 AM - Re: New Luke ESB lightsaber #100

    That track is very close...3/4 is too wide but holy crap that's close. Those caps may explain the shape too!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Can we get some higher res versions of that page?

    edit: sorry that IS a pretty high res photo, nevermind, I was on my phone haha

    we now know theres a countersunk flat head in that block...and the track is most likely 1/2 inch wide, like the T track. im also voting for those cap buttons as of today
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