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  1. Attached to Choke

    Here is what I have so far...

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  2. Third Phase

    This is the third major phase of this perpetual rebuild. I decided to attach the ignition switch to an internal chassis tube, which would be accessible through the hilt body and through the shroud layer. In other words, three layers of metal are visible around the switch. I'll probably use a bezel to lift up the switch.
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  3. Like a Jawa--scavenging electronic gadgets

    I was sitting in a meeting today when I noticed how the vent on a colleague's computer would look nice in a crystal chamber. Then I came home and deconstructed an old lap top of my own. Y know you're really into saber smithing when you start seeing saber parts everywhere. I think I can use this switch from an old PowerBook.
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    I also found tons of useful parts inside. This may lead to a completely new saber build.
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  4. Reworked Chassis

    I decided to rework the chassis I had previously built to give me more room for wires. Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm using a lightweight aluminum tube, which I marked up with a Sharpie.

    Then I drilled stop points in the corners to keep me from over cutting with the rotary tool.

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    II planned on covering this with spray on rubber, but it looks so nice with this shine finish. I may leave it as is, but I'll ...
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  5. The best reward

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    Last year's Hoth adventure with a Hasbro saber. I probably won't have a custom saber finished by the end of the winter, so the Hoth adventure with our own custom sabers may have to wait until next winter. My son was 8 in this picture. I am quite certain that Episode VII will stoke his interest in Star Wars. Can't wait for all the adventures that come out of that!
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