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    Mar 4, 2018, 5:33 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #901

    NickCline said: View Post
    Wow, well done! Everything looks beautiful.

    I gotta admit, I’m pretty envious of that sink knob. Is that the all metal variant?
    There isn’t an all metal variant, but it is the metal end cap. I have the “hot” one from that pair.
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    Mar 4, 2018, 5:37 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #902

    NickCline said: View Post
    Wow, well done! Everything looks beautiful.

    I gotta admit, I’m pretty envious of that sink knob. Is that the all metal variant?
    I do believe it is - though only based on the "tooth test". Of interest, here's how I mounted it using the smaller square head bold and the adapter for the carriage bolt, which means you don't need to cut/drill the AS wheel (but you do have to shorten the carriage bolt).

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    Mar 4, 2018, 9:19 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #903

    Excellent Obi-Wan lightsaber @fezfox and expecially cobbled together in such a short time frame

    Cham
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    Mar 4, 2018, 12:11 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #904

    Congrats @fezfox !
    That's beautiful piece, for sure.
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    Mar 4, 2018, 2:24 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #905

    Lookin' good @fezfox ! Remember, I'm willing to learn how to scuba dive if you ever find an old warbird off the coast down there.
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    Mar 12, 2018, 4:52 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #906

    ***edit*** I recently purchased this grenade and wanted to know what you guys think?
    Thanks for any input!




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    Mar 12, 2018, 5:00 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #907

    Kalel76 said: View Post
    Hey guys, I have an opportunity to acquire a grenade and wanted to know what you guys think first.
    Thanks for any input!


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    Get it. If you don’t want it, I’ll take it for someone who is looking for one!
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    Mar 12, 2018, 5:04 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #908

    Thanks for the quick response teecrooz! I played it safe and just went for it. I guess this is my unofficial, official entry to this thread. Just two more pieces to go.
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    Mar 12, 2018, 5:09 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #909

    Awesome! As soon as you get it, flip that windvane.
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    Mar 12, 2018, 5:12 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #910

    Great find, congratulations! I'm still looking ugh!

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    Mar 12, 2018, 5:23 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #911

    teecrooz said: View Post
    Awesome! As soon as you get it, flip that windvane.
    Yessir, I can't wait!

    SubLevel5 said: View Post
    Great find, congratulations! I'm still looking ugh!

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    Thank you Sub, It took quite a while...
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    Mar 12, 2018, 7:22 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #912

    Kalel76 said: View Post
    ***edit*** I recently purchased this grenade and wanted to know what you guys think?
    Thanks for any input!




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    That's a great find. Congrats!!
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    Mar 13, 2018, 12:10 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #913

    it's in beautiful shape! seriously good find, the neck is straight, the metal isn't even lumpy!
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    Mar 13, 2018, 5:08 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #914

    Cool! Awesome find!
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    Mar 13, 2018, 12:07 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #915

    Kalel76 said: View Post
    Yessir, I can't wait!


    Thank you Sub, It took quite a while...
    Pretty magnificent there guy!


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    Mar 15, 2018, 9:48 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #916

    Does anyone have any extra transistors? Those are the last part I need (well, and the small grey wire) to finish mine!!!


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    Mar 15, 2018, 10:15 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #917

    I can certainly get my hands on (or have kicking around the basement somewhere) something of the appropriate vintage. Ive kinda left the decision for what to use there for last.

    What sort of device (transistor or op amp) and packaging style were you looking for?


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    Mar 16, 2018, 4:50 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #918

    While we are on transistors, any advice on how best to fix them? I've got my clamp around a Roman's cage (that nicely threads onto the booster and hales) and then I poked the transistor wires through the holes in the graflex clamp and just bent them - seems inelegant and not stable...
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    Mar 16, 2018, 11:13 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #919

    I think thats how most attach them. Some even glue them. Someone else here gave me the idea of drilling them out then gluing a socket head screw inside them. Then attach with a nut.
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    Mar 17, 2018, 6:52 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #920

    Fusion said: View Post
    I can certainly get my hands on (or have kicking around the basement somewhere) something of the appropriate vintage. Ive kinda left the decision for what to use there for last.

    What sort of device (transistor or op amp) and packaging style were you looking for?


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    Im not sure which ones are the right ones. But the two needed to complete my build with be amazing. PM meal and let me know if you have them and Id be more than grateful.


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    Mar 17, 2018, 11:41 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #921

    zsherman said: View Post
    Im not sure which ones are the right ones. But the two needed to complete my build with be amazing. PM meal and let me know if you have them and Id be more than grateful.


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    Im not sure either. There are different sizes/shapes - TO-5 and TO-39 - and I guess there is a chance they were using a mass-produced op-amp like the LM741, which would have been a TO-99. It all depends I guess in where you think the washers/heat sinks fit into the equation.

    Do we have a group consensus on that I can use going forward (until we know more)?




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    Mar 20, 2018, 9:24 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #922

    Dont know, if I posted a pic of my recent display (inspired by the awesome setups of other members)...here it is:

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    Mar 20, 2018, 9:51 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #923

    Hey @OdiWan72 ! I thought you were working on getting a fancier protective case for your EXACTRA 20.... what happened?! hehehe
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    Mar 20, 2018, 10:17 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #924

    Ridire Firean said: View Post
    Hey @OdiWan72 ! I thought you were working on getting a fancier protective case for your EXACTRA 20.... what happened?! hehehe
    Naaaaa...low priority

    I like it being displayed with the cardback in this VINTAGE zip-bag (which it deeeefinately is, riiiight ) along with the other parts and my two Obi sabers. Saw this kind of setup from various members and fell in love with it. Not final, but will do until I can bring myself to rearrange my display cabinets...again
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    Mar 20, 2018, 2:58 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #925

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    Man, oh man, what a gorgeous shelf
    & I'm sure the zip-lock bag is a limited edition

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