View Full Version : my saber, hopefully ordering soon!

12-01-2008, 10:18 PM
ok so hopefully ill order once the emmiters com in stock again.

heres my blade, electronics and hilt as well as the pieces ill order.

covertech clip
covertech button
8-32 socket head

that will make for my clip adn covertech button attached to my hilt and the screw its using to attach it to the hilt.

LED "Corbin style" Battle blade 1" OD (36 inches)

this will be my blade.

4AAA battery holder
luxIII star
push on/off switch (black button)
2.2ohm 5w resistor (will later get changed to driver board)
luxIII/V lens holder
5 degree viewing angle

that will be my electronics system for my saber till i add a driver board adn sound.

1.5 x 12" sink tube
1-3/8" Chrome end cap
8-32 x 1/2" thumb screw
LED emitter style 1
8-32 x 1/4" button head screw (4 of them)
1.5 sink tube/MHS adapter.

the whole thing will cost me $100.00

any problems you see? and suggestions?

**list has been updated with corections**

12-01-2008, 11:06 PM
No, the emitter, or blade holder, doesn't slide into the sink tube and get held with screws.

If you're making a sink tube saber, you need 1 of these:
http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/MHS-to-15-sink-tube-adapter--P162.aspx (http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/MHS-to-15-sink-tube-adapter--P162.aspx)


It's a sink tube adapter, you'll need one for your blade holder to screw into. This is what attaches to the inside of your sink tube with the button head screws. And you're going to need 4 of those screws, not just 2. They screw in from the outside, not the inside.

And see the lip just below the threads? That's where your heat sink will sit, it will be sandwiched between this part and the blade holder when you screw it down.

How did you think the LED and heat sink would be held in? :confused: Or did you think about that?



12-01-2008, 11:16 PM
well i was thinking that the heatsink would do basically what was done in this: http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=20 and thats why i thought the sinktube woud slip over it.

12-01-2008, 11:27 PM
No, the Store doesn't carry those blade holders anymore. That tutorial is over 3 years old, the MHS parts were just being developed back then. The sink tube adapters are what are used now. With the regular blade holders.

It does show that you read the tutorial though, so good show there. I can also see why you were confused.

There's something that looks kind of similar in the store, but it's for 3/4 EL blades and is only meant to hold the mono jack for it.

Obi-Dar Ke-Gnomie
12-01-2008, 11:29 PM
Edited because J-Lo beat me to it and said almost the exact same thing.

12-01-2008, 11:33 PM
Great minds.......... ;)

12-01-2008, 11:39 PM
ya i saw that EL part to. i didnt realize when i clicked on the link that i was in EL specific and i got realy excited. it made me mad to find out it was EL o well though. its all good now. ive had my eye on that tutorial for ever. but i did notice they didnt sell those kits anymore.

Obi-Dar Ke-Gnomie
12-01-2008, 11:59 PM
Great minds.......... ;)

I knew you were going to say that.:D

12-02-2008, 12:08 AM
J-LO those pics you had were thos of the emmiter in the connection or the emmiter in the connection while connected to the sinktube?

12-02-2008, 01:11 AM
Those pics are right from the store. Click on the link to the sink tube adapter.

First pic, sink tube adapter alone.
Second pic, adapter inside sink tube (not held in with screws, just sitting there).
Third pic, blade holder screwed onto adapter that's inside sink tube.

12-02-2008, 10:31 AM
ok so now i fixed the list does it look fine?