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jedi1789
08-14-2006, 11:03 AM
Hi I don't know if this post has al ready been made but if it has please tell me where to go.
WellI just built a custom SWEET hilt out of a 1 1/2 inch sink tube and realy wan to make it a LED and am hopping that it won't cost much. so what am I trying to get to it HOW THE HECK CAN I CONVRERT IT with out using tims LED kit becuase I have the sink tube and all that junk...[:)]
Thanks

ps I would post a pic but I don't know how![:I]

Do-Clo
08-14-2006, 11:08 AM
You really need to get Tims blade holder and sink tube adapter it will make your conversion to led much smiplier.

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Jedi-Loreen
08-14-2006, 11:46 AM
<font size="3"><font color="maroon">Yes, to Do-Clo you must listen.

And please explain what "all that junk" means.</font id="maroon"></font id="size3">

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jedi1789
08-14-2006, 12:04 PM
Tube, Holes, O-rings, Caps, Washers, and Piant.

Do-Clo
08-14-2006, 12:13 PM
Tube, Holes, O-rings, Caps, Washers, and Piant.

This one is for you J-Lo, it is paint not piant[:D]


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jedi1789
08-14-2006, 12:33 PM
Oops![:I][:I]

xwingband
08-14-2006, 01:33 PM
You will not find anything cheaper and not a boat load os hassle. Do yourself a favor and get Tim's holder.

Some of the pittly little stuff you could buy locally, but others it's A LOT of work to make a substitute. The hardest thing would be the heatsink and to a lesser extent the holder.

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987654321a
08-14-2006, 01:35 PM
there is no way you can make an led without tims holder unless you machine the aluminum yourself which will be a pain because
1) you might not have a lathe
and
2) it will cost you more money, and your going for the cheapest deal, so buy from tim.

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xwingband
08-14-2006, 01:42 PM
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by 987654321a

there is no way you can make an led without tims holder unless you machine the aluminum yourself which will be a pain because
1) you might not have a lathe
and
2) it will cost you more money, and your going for the cheapest deal, so buy from tim.

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There are ways... it's not like LED sabers were invented by TCSS.[:p] It's just really difficult.

You are generally correct that it requires machining skills, but more for the heatsink than the holder. A PVC holder can be made with a lot of work.

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987654321a
08-14-2006, 01:45 PM
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by xwingband


You are generally correct that it requires machining skills, but more for the heatsink than the holder. A PVC holder can be made with a lot of work.

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PVC is not that great because you still need to find the right size, and i think that a metal blade holder is the sturdiest.

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Drewbacca
08-14-2006, 08:42 PM
Unless you are a machinist, or sleep with the daughter of a machinist...order from Tim. Get the Sink tube to MHS adapter, and a blade holder. It will save you SO much time.

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suit_man
08-14-2006, 09:25 PM
you can make good blade holders too if you have a welder. you don't need to machine, but most probly don't have a welder either.

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Ewok0412
09-02-2006, 09:07 AM
Lets see some Pictures!



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What
09-02-2006, 01:57 PM
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Ewok0412

Lets see some Pictures!



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With Ewok I agree....... You cant tell everyone about your new "SWEET hilt" without showing us some pictures! [:D] When I hear of someone that has a new saber, first thing that pops into my head is "What the Snitz does it look like? [?] ", that is because the possibilites are endless..... [xx(] So do me a favor and show me a picture i can drool at! [;)] [:p]

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Ewok0412
09-02-2006, 02:00 PM
I guess we both have Nonpictureaphobia. lol

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james3
09-02-2006, 02:54 PM
This is one of those topics that I just shake my head at. We have all done a saber made out of all the little pieces parts and Tim is kind enough to have the PERFECT hardware special EL tutorial. I admit that I have tried a few different things more for curiosity and being impatient then anything else. The thing is that really by the time you add up all the things to buy to make a GOOD blade holder and LED heat sink that you have not saved much and if you count in your time it is cheaper and easier to spend the less then 30 bucks for the led holder and sink tube adapter.

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