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    1 Week Ago  Jan 14, 2018, 2:31 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #51

    @SethS, your inbox is full buddy
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 14, 2018, 2:32 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #52

    tomleech said: View Post
    Yeah that one would be fine, these two are what I use:
    Switch size depends on what you want Depends again on the flash you want to use. Momentary switches just push in and out, connecting the wires 'for a moment', latching switches click into place and stay sunk in until you press it again, they keep the wires connected continuously.
    If I design you a chassis I will put a speaker mount in it
    Excellent-- thank you!

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    @SethS, your inbox is full buddy
    Fixed!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 14, 2018, 2:42 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #53

    Ridire Firean said: View Post
    "COUGH" explitive! "COUGH"
    Not to **** off anyone willing to help me that's in a frozen state-- but this is my work area right now:

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 14, 2018, 2:50 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #54

    Lead free solder is difficult to work with and not recommended for new users. I'd recommend Kester 60/40 in whatever diameter best suits your needs. Flux is a cleaner that helps the solder bond and flow. It's typically in paste form but also comes in a no-clean liquid form. It's needed most for reflow work where you're using a pad that already has solder on it. You need a soldering station, not a reflow/rework station. Those are used for ic chips, led stars, etc. If the videos you're watching didn't come from Madcow/TCSS or Plecter, I wouldn't trust them. Most were made by new or inexperienced builders and are riddled with errors, misinformation and shortcuts. I found some really old school instructional videos on soldering but I'm not sure if I can share them here. They totally remind me of the ones we watched in the Army when I got my soldering certification. TCSS and TRA are excellent sources to learn how to build, too.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 14, 2018, 2:54 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #55

    SethS said: View Post
    Not to **** off anyone willing to help me that's in a frozen state-- but this is my work area right now:

    http://sethmsherwood.com//pretty/ws.jpg

    ...well isn't that a kick in the nuts....
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 14, 2018, 3:29 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #56

    Thanks to the op for getting this going and everyone who has contributed so far! I will be consulting this thread regularly as I go... Must admit though, I'm having to retrain my google-fu to understand what all these darned abbreviations mean. Lol.
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    6 Days Ago  Jan 14, 2018, 3:38 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #57

    SimplyTim said: View Post
    Thanks to the op for getting this going and everyone who has contributed so far! I will be consulting this thread regularly as I go... Must admit though, I'm having to retrain my google-fu to understand what all these darned abbreviations mean. Lol.
    the youtube videos really help explain everything, the more you read the more you learn. but youtube really helped me understand, shameem also has a few video installs

    east coast sabers
    shameem
    genesis custom sabers

    all great channels to watch
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    6 Days Ago  Jan 14, 2018, 10:13 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #58

    Ridire Firean said: View Post
    I keep hoping they'll add the MHS Chassis Parts to the Builder!
    .
    That would take a lot of work to incorporate, (I know) so I dont think that would ever happen.

    (besides, its flash based, and not mobile friendly by any means, not really worth the further investment)
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    4 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 10:50 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #59

    Hey @SethS ! How are your measurements coming along?
    Last edited by Ridire Firean; 4 Days Ago at 11:05 PM. Reason: typo
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    4 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 10:57 PM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #60

    Still waiting on a part to arrive, then I'll have to make some hard decisions.
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    15 Hours Ago  Jan 21, 2018, 12:30 AM - Re: Who wants to hold my hand making an FX saber? #61

    This is a great thread! Thank you for starting it. It's quite easy to get overwhelmed by all the information that's out there.


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