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10-12-2008, 12:14 PM
I found site this the other day and I'm hooked. Have looking, seen some nice pvc hilts. until I can afford to buy the metal ones I would like to build some pvc ones. 1st question how long should the hilt be so i can fit the eletronics in them. 2nd will the blade fit in to the pvc hilt. I been reading as many posts as possible and still looking. any help would be a big help.
thanks tyree67

10-12-2008, 12:26 PM
welcome to your newest and best addiction!!!!!

ok so the size depends on the electronics in your saber.

10-12-2008, 12:29 PM
PVC is actually great to work with because it can be cut to any length. The hilt is usually about a foot long. If you are at your local hardware store, you can can find a copper reducing coupler which goes from one size to another. All you have to do is find one that will work with the size blade you intend on using. I am currently working on two but am having a little problem deciding how to mount the LED. Most likely I will end up drilling holes in a washer and mounting the LED on that. Electronic force action sabers run about $20 and will give you all of your basic sound effects and enough power for a LED.

When you decide to move up to metal, take a look at the basic hilt tutorial, it gives a nice explanation on how to build a basic hilt. You can add a sink tube overlay for cheap and you will end up with a really good looking metal saber for cheap.

Obi-Dar Ke-Gnomie
10-12-2008, 01:03 PM
Check out this thread:


You would have had a hard time finding a thread about PVC, since the search doesn't pick up words that are three letters long.

I have made six of these. I basically followed what Jay-gon did, which was to follow what Ultra did, which was probably to follow... Well, you get the idea. :)

Once you have the basic idea down, you can add your own embellishments, and make it your own. PVC is great to work with, and you can paint it or add stuff to it, and make a pretty decent looking starter saber without breaking the bank.


By the way, welcome!

Lord Preston
10-12-2008, 02:16 PM
Welcome! I'm sure you will find all the help you need here.

10-12-2008, 09:29 PM
im thinkin of doin some hilts in PVC. just display hilts.

10-13-2008, 10:22 AM
thanks for all your help I have two hardware stores within a few blocks of my house. I also work at a computer company. so I can get some neat parts.

10-13-2008, 11:39 AM
nice and good luck!