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  1. Intermediate results

    The exterior, brass layer isn't sitting exactly straight yet because I need to grind off a little more of the pommel.
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  2. Tail on chassis

    I left a little tail on the chassis, thinking I could use it to attach a pommel LED to later on...
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  3. Attached to Choke

    Here is what I have so far...

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  4. 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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  5. 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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