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    2 Days Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 11:57 AM - Re: ANH Skywalker Lightsaber Scratchbuild (metal - PIC HEAVY!) #76

    So I found this today searching for a glass eye alternativeClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	779544 they are 5/8 diameter which I think is pretty close the the size of the glass eye.
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    2 Days Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 1:09 PM - Re: ANH Skywalker Lightsaber Scratchbuild (metal - PIC HEAVY!) #77

    Hey @The14thDr ! I was just thinking that it's too bad you put your grips on so early in your build. If you'd left them off until later, you could have soldered your endcap in place with a torch. Not that you can't still solder it in there, but you'd just have to use an iron instead. I think a little lead-free solder would fill up the gaps between the tube and cap very nicely. Don't forget to recess the cap a bit, say 1/64" or 0.5mm, it looks more like 1/32" or 1mm, but there's an optical illustion there with the rounding over of the tube around the cap! You could replicate that too with either solder or a second bit of 1/16" aluminum plate cut out in a ring and shaped into a dome on one side and soldered into place.

    Have you started your clamp bar and clamp bar nut yet?

    And what are you doing for a belt?

    Is the Australian Tandy Leather nearby where you are? The belt is easy, and they have everything you need! Rectangle Buckle Blank, 2" Leather Strip Belt Blank, 1/8" Leather Punch (for belt hook/size adjustment holes), 11/64" Leather Punch (for the 4 Chicago Screws), Fiebing's Pro Leather Dye Black, Eco-Flo Finish Sealer Satin Sheen, 2 1/4" Chicago Screws, 2 3/8" Chicago Screws, Belt Clip.

    https://www.tandyleather.com/en/prod...blank-2-5-1-cm
    Mine looks like this one, but the recommended size now listed looks wrong....https://www.tandyleather.com/en/prod...o-1-3-4-4-4-cm
    https://www.tandyleather.com/en/prod...leather-strips
    https://www.tandyleather.com/en/prod...ther-punch-set
    https://www.tandyleather.com/en/prod...sional-oil-dye
    https://www.tandyleather.com/en/prod...lo-satin-shene
    https://www.tandyleather.com/en/product/chicago-screws
    https://www.tandyleather.com/en/prod...t-holster-clip

    I made my belt backwards accidentally with the belt buckle attached to the left side of the belt, but it still works. My Chicago screws may be on the wrong side accuracy-wise, but I'm glad I made the mistake because having it the way I made it allows me to have several adjustment holes for the belt hook to go into depending on my current weight. The screen accurate way would not permit me to keep the buckle and lightsaber clip I made the same distance apart and the lightsaber would end up hanging too close to the center of my body (bouncing around where you don't want it to be!) or too far off to my left side. Incase your weight varies, make your belt extra long! Mine's 44-1/2" from the cut end to the looped end of the strip with 2-1/4" of leather from the loop end back underneath (basically the loop portion that holds the buckle onto the belt). Right now I need every bit of it, but the belt hook holes I made it with years and years ago are a few inches closer to the buckle. I hope to not need the several extra inches that are left over towards the cut end!!!

    4 days left 'till TLJ, KEEP AT IT! you're almost there!

    Hey @propmainiac ! Too bad those toggle switch nuts aren't 3/4", you'd be spot on if they were!
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    1 Hour Ago  Dec 13, 2017, 2:03 PM - Re: ANH Skywalker Lightsaber Scratchbuild (metal - PIC HEAVY!) #78

    propmainiac said: View Post
    So I found this today searching for a glass eye alternativeClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	779544 they are 5/8 diameter which I think is pretty close the the size of the glass eye.
    (Ding, ding, ding) We have a winner!

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