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    Dec 7, 2017, 10:14 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #776

    Edraven99 said: View Post
    ..... I can't see anyone being nuts enough to actually wear their real parts out as a belt hanger!
    After seeing some horrific photos of some drilling mishaps, I definitely won't be wearing mine (once completed). Thankfully my AS cube is drilled perfectly, but I still don't want to take the chance with the weight.
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    Dec 7, 2017, 12:54 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #777

    How are you guys displaying your original OWK's?? Someone recommended the box from Hobby Lobby. That's what I'm using but I don't like the lock so I'll have to modify it.
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    Dec 7, 2017, 12:59 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #778

    I bought an old wine gift box. Made from real wood, not plywood or something cheap like that. Eventually I'll get around to refinishing it. Its a tan color now and I want it a darker color. May or may not replace the hardware. Depends what I can find.
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    Dec 7, 2017, 3:19 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #779

    halliwax said: View Post
    Never noticed Lukes missing the square washer!

    Anyone have a picture of what Tom is talking about with Lucas and Alec near the land speeder? I dont think Ive ever seen that one
    You mean Lucas and Hamill.

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    Dec 7, 2017, 5:24 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #780

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    It would pull your pants down!
    I've commented before that the OB1 at more than 1kg swinging around from a belt hanger would be a real danger to your nethers
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    Dec 7, 2017, 7:59 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #781

    Jedi Reali said: View Post
    You mean Lucas and Hamill.

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    thank you!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 8, 2018, 5:51 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #782

    I'm hoping to have nearly all the parts in the next few weeks (short of the booster). But here's the thing. I have a vintage emitter/BP and what I understand is a Roman's adapter cone - which doesn't fit. Not sure if the balance pipe is not quite the normal shape, or what - does anyone have any advice on getting the cone to fit in the emitter?
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 8, 2018, 9:54 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #783

    fezfox said: View Post
    I'm hoping to have nearly all the parts in the next few weeks (short of the booster). But here's the thing. I have a vintage emitter/BP and what I understand is a Roman's adapter cone - which doesn't fit. Not sure if the balance pipe is not quite the normal shape, or what - does anyone have any advice on getting the cone to fit in the emitter?
    I had to sand my romans adaptor down a little . Remember its a pressure fit, so you want it to feel juuuuust the tiniest smidge too big. Pop it in your freezer, then drop it in the BP.


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    1 Week Ago  Jan 8, 2018, 3:13 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #784

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    I had to sand my romans adaptor down a little . Remember it’s a pressure fit, so you want it to feel juuuuust the tiniest smidge too big. Pop it in your freezer, then drop it in the BP.
    Thanks @Veektohr. I tried the freezer thing (science background!) but it still didn't fit. What did you use to sand it?
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 8, 2018, 4:50 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #785

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    Thanks @Veektohr. I tried the freezer thing (science background!) but it still didn't fit. What did you use to sand it?
    Just plain old sandpaper!


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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2018, 1:54 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #786

    fezfox said: View Post
    Thanks @Veektohr. I tried the freezer thing (science background!) but it still didn't fit. What did you use to sand it?
    you could put a threaded rod in (and some nuts on both sides to keep it in place) and spin it in a drill. Hold the sandpaper or file against it and you should get a pretty even sanding job.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 6:06 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #787

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    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4340/...702547d3_o.jpg

    Here's a break up of all the vintage parts involved and their origin in the real world

    Cham
    I wonder if you could help? I've been in cahoots with Roy gilsing and trying to establish some accurate dimensions. He has been extremely helpful but from a machinists pov more dimensions are required.

    Seeing as this thread is dedicated to original part builds, could anyone measure up their hilt for some accurate dimensions to be ascertained?

    I'm having particular difficulties with the balance pipe, windvane section and booster. If anyone is willing to assist me it would be much appreciated

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 11:52 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #788

    Hi Sam,

    Welcome aboard ... my own OB1 ANH is still in pieces ... and I have a male converted into female balance pipe so it's slightly off in dimensions and my grenade is quite different from most shapewise and as seen in the Mechanismo book ... so perhaps members who have put theirs together @teecrooz, @russellsch etcetera with the most accurate parts could chime in and give you some more accurate measurements. Also @russrep just joined this forum again and he did a run of parts in the past based on real parts ... perhaps he can provide you some measurements or @parfaitelumiere he is also quite knowledgeable and a machinist of certain parts himself

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 12:30 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #789

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Hi Sam,

    Welcome aboard ... my own OB1 ANH is still in pieces ... and I have a male converted into female balance pipe so it's slightly off in dimensions and my grenade is quite different from most shapewise and as seen in the Mechanismo book ... so perhaps members who have put theirs together @teecrooz, @russellsch etcetera with the most accurate parts could chime in and give you some more accurate measurements. Also @russrep just joined this forum again and he did a run of parts in the past based on real parts ... perhaps he can provide you some measurements or @parfaitelumiere he is also quite knowledgeable and a machinist of certain parts himself

    Cham
    Ahhhh. First I heard about the converted male being a little bit different in dimensions. I am in the exact same escape pod on that score. ;-)

    And like you, my friend, mine is a pile of pieces until I get my hands on the end of a certain machine gun. ;-)

    But it would be useful to know what I need to do differently to make my re-identified BP vent to work.


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    1 Week Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 12:40 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #790

    It's the outer width that is slightly less than a female balance pipe ... only by millimeters though. Calling @teecrooz he's got more than one of each

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 1:12 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #791

    Here is what I remember.
    Russrep, id 26,3mm, outer 55mm, groove on front 3m deep
    original female, engine from 2013 id 26 or so, outer 56mm groove 2mm
    original male, engine from 2013 id 26, outer 54(? not sure to remember)mm

    I remember I used russrep as reference for my self made emitter, before getting real stuff and was really sade to see how different these were.
    in the end it's not so bad, my self made is much sharper than original stuff and I like it.

    It could be interesting to have measurments of female and males from first and last engine, also the new old stock one from a member here, and check if measurments have variations, probably outer diameter and groove could vary, I see no reason males to be smaller than female except machining variations when series were made, same for groove depth, they probably set the machine and tools and let's go, making some variations.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 1:13 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #792

    I don't have anything for taking precise measurements, at least with any exact numbers a machinist would need.
    & I had no idea my converted BP was, all be it a tad, thicker than a real female BP. I swear I learn something new all the time here .

    I still have yet to assemble mine fully. I'm still looking for a recoil booster. & the more I look at my grenade, I don't know if I can dirty it up. It's so perfect! Looks like it was just made. I go back & forth on that decision though. But, if another pops up somewhere, & im able to, I'll jump on it, along with a real female BP.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 1:24 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #793

    If you need weathering on new stuff or accuracy I can do it, but I am in France, so you will have to count shipping cost to me and shipping cost back (about 30$) and price for comission depending on what I have to do.
    Some romans grenades can be very good once weathered, same for boosters.
    The best combo I would suggest for a good accuracy-price compromise is real pommel clamp bubble and transistors, romans booster grenade and emitter, as original are very expensive, or not accurate, or both.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 10:49 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #794

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 12:28 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #795

    After reading the first post in the thread Teecrooz linked to, I had to laugh. After getting my (formerly male) BP back from getting its "surgery" from Roman, I've been trying to re-darken the - now female- inner ring for a while now. I was happy to read that info, cause nothin I was trying was working. I tried smoke-blacking, a torch, hell I even tried gasoline & fire. Nothing even put a mark on it .
    So, I finally kinda gave up & went to my "last resort" & painted it. I tried matching the color & texture of the rest of it, cause it's not just blackened. There's different shades, light & dark, heavier & lighter fuel residue areas, as well as scratches. It's not just simply black.
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    I still don't have anything to measure it, other than a tape measure. & I know machinists need more precision. So, I'd go with what others say.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 1:36 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #796

    Looks great Russell!!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 1:58 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #797

    Hey @russellsch ! Head on over to your local Harbor Freight and pick up one of these...

    https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-d...ngs-68304.html

    They have coupons all over (newspapers, mail fliers, online, via email, and even in their front entryway!).

    You should be able to get them with a 20% off coupon and get a flashlight or screwdriver set for free (depending on your coupon set).

    Occasionally they go on sale for 50% off, you just have to watch the fliers for the sale.



    I've always thought some of the patinas on the Balance Pipes look like cocoa powder. Just be mindful if you use it on your lightsaber that you might become forgetful and end up licking it if you're hungry!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 4:17 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #798

    You can still send it to me if you want a illusive finish on it, I can charge only a small amount for it, the most expensive will b shipping cost.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 5:01 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #799

    Afternoon all, I think I posted in the wrong “real parts” group earlier so thanks to @Sym-Cha for the redirect. ��

    Fantastic builds here; very inspiring how you’ve all managed to get this stuff together.

    I’m working on my own and it’s coming along, slowly but surely. figured I’d join in on the fun and document my progress. Need to get the AS wheel chromed and obviously still need a balance pipe and booster, as I know many do. But if anyone has any leads, please let me know! Cheers!

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 5:26 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #800

    ms80444 said: View Post
    Afternoon all, I think I posted in the wrong “real parts” group earlier so thanks to @Sym-Cha for the redirect. ��

    Fantastic builds here; very inspiring how you’ve all managed to get this stuff together.

    I’m working on my own and it’s coming along, slowly but surely. figured I’d join in on the fun and document my progress. Need to get the AS wheel chromed and obviously still need a balance pipe and booster, as I know many do. But if anyone has any leads, please let me know! Cheers!

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    You're off to a great start so far!

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    parfaitelumiere said: View Post
    You can still send it to me if you want a illusive finish on it, I can charge only a small amount for it, the most expensive will b shipping cost.
    Very tempting. But, I think I'm pretty happy with how it's coming along. Thank you for the offer though

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    Looks great Russell!!
    Thanks buddy!

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