View Full Version : el threading

01-18-2006, 04:49 PM
I just wanted to know how many times people thread their el wire through the blades. Im thinking about making one but no clue how many times I should thread it.

01-18-2006, 05:40 PM
Did you read the tutorials?

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01-19-2006, 11:50 AM
yes, I just want to see how many times other people thread theirs.

01-19-2006, 12:35 PM
I don't think anyone threads it any different. 5 loops is the max that can fit. Putting any less would mean it'd be less bright and rattle in the tube. Both of which are quite undesirable.


Elim Vos
08-07-2006, 11:03 AM
has anyone thought about useing a solid core and wraping the EL wire around it? if so, tell me how it turned out....

08-07-2006, 11:28 AM
Unless it was a really small core and you added another outer tube with diffusion it would look like crap. That would weigh a lot, and I'm not sure it would look any better. That's a lot of EL wire if you work it out too... unless you coiled it less and leave gaps that would qiuckly exceed the length the inverter can handle properly.

BTW I saw this on an EARLY Parks saber (like the first ones like 15 ago) and it was AWFUL. He just coiled it loosly around a tube.

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Lord Maul
08-07-2006, 12:33 PM
i can't even imagine what that monstrausity looked like [:0]

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08-07-2006, 11:07 PM
One of the first tutorials I looked at when I first started building used this Idea he used a threded Stud and wrapped the El around it and then just shoved a Poly Tube over it, just didn't look right, I am so glad I did it the CSS Way, so much better looking and more practical and durable.

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Elim Vos
08-08-2006, 01:27 PM
well, i was thinking of useing a 1" outer polyC tube,2mm wire, and maybe 1/2" core , any defusser i would use would be thin. Just a thought.

Elim Vos
08-08-2006, 01:31 PM
or has anyone tried a white core(wire) and a colored tube?

08-08-2006, 02:25 PM
Yes, again Parks did that many years ago as a prototype. I posted it once... so the pic is buried somewhere in the forum. It looks okay. The color of the tube tends to wash out. So red would start to look pinkish. I imagine the blues would look better.

The main problem is getting PolyC colored. I've NEVER seen it sold and the only other plastics I've seen are not suitable for dueling (acrylic).

EDIT: found the pic http://www.parksabers.homestead.com/files/maul.jpg

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08-08-2006, 02:40 PM
The only that would respond well to this approach would be green.

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