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  1. Thread: Hello all

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    Welcome! As you build your saber, may the Force...

    Welcome! As you build your saber, may the Force be with you!
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    Sticky: Ive started a saber and Id already been posting...

    Ive started a saber and Id already been posting on my build log. If Id like to submit the saber for the contest, should I halt updates there? If I do, can I remain qualified?
  3. Thread: Kreyhn's Saber

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    I love drilling holes in precious things!

    https://i.imgur.com/pCacdeE.jpg?1https://i.imgur.com/ODMZW8V.jpg?1https://i.imgur.com/3rZr90Z.jpg?1

    Whew! That was tense.

    I drilled holes in each layer separately so I could debur/sand the...
  4. Thread: Kreyhn's Saber

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    Thanks for the tip! You could see your...

    Thanks for the tip!

    You could see your reflection! I was surprised how pink copper is when it's that polished.

    Thanks for the encouragement. I got some pics up, and they hint at the shiny :p
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    Nice work on the graflex clamp! I found that...

    Nice work on the graflex clamp! I found that copper plumbing pipe can fit pretty well around the brass sink tube. Good luck with the upgrades!
  6. Thread: Kreyhn's Saber

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    Cuttin' and Drillin'

    They've been cut!
    https://i.imgur.com/W6S23oe.jpg?1
    This took me a good 12 hours or more. Dremel and hand files, baby! I learned after I finished that hand files only cut on the away stroke. ...
  7. Thread: Kreyhn's Saber

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    Mapping with Vinyl

    Next, time for the shinies. This is where it counts. Hopefully Greenie approves of this level of shiny-ness.
    https://i.imgur.com/wsw7pp8.jpg?1
    I used a 1.25" hole cutter for a drill which after...
  8. Thread: Kreyhn's Saber

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    Second, The Emitter. But first, practice!

    Next comes the emitter section. I chose to make this one next because the internals/wiring cannot be completed without the switches in place.

    The design idea:
    https://i.imgur.com/V8PXQBR.jpg...
  9. Thread: Kreyhn's Saber

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    First, The Blade

    The first piece I made was the blade. It's got 33" of blade tube. I'm not sure I have pics of this process, but I followed Madcow's blade tutorial pretty closely.
    My parts from inside to out are:...
  10. Thread: Kreyhn's Saber

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    Kreyhn's Saber

    Hello all,

    I've been building a lightsaber since about 2014, which started off as carving a 2" wooden dowel. That design has evolved greatly and taken many iterations as I have gotten physical...
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    I checked out your vader since you mentioned the...

    I checked out your vader since you mentioned the custom chassis. Stunning work! How did you get the crystals to stay put?
  12. Thread: Store wish list

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    Sticky: I would like to see SMD resistors for the...

    I would like to see SMD resistors for the soundboard accent LED spots which would work well for 5mm LEDs. I'm working to figure out the best ones to use now, but it would be convenient if suitable...
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    Perhaps the aluminum half needs some weathering?...

    Perhaps the aluminum half needs some weathering? That's what I'm feeling.
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    Beautiful job. On top of your millwork, I'm a big...

    Beautiful job. On top of your millwork, I'm a big fan of your greeblies. They add a nice touch to the feel of the saber.
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    Super classy saber! The details you've included...

    Super classy saber! The details you've included give it enough going on without distracting. I especially like the black piece underneath the two blade retention screws. What is that?
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    Gorgeous saber! I love how it isn't in your face,...

    Gorgeous saber! I love how it isn't in your face, it's quite crisp and shiny, and all of the details are there in a way that add together without overpowering or crowding the design. Superb work!
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    I am astounded by your attention to detail and to...

    I am astounded by your attention to detail and to your ability to had make such a beautiful piece of art!
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    Looks as sleek as the gun-blade! I like how you...

    Looks as sleek as the gun-blade! I like how you used different MHS elements like the gear to capture the aesthetic of the gun-blade.
  19. Ooooh, even closer now! The black does a lot. If...

    Ooooh, even closer now! The black does a lot. If you're waiting for a 5" or a 6", check out TCSS facebook ;)
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    Cool stuff! I'm glad it came out okay; that's...

    Cool stuff! I'm glad it came out okay; that's definitely a risky move.
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    Okay, I love how creative you got with the...

    Okay, I love how creative you got with the repair/calibrate function. The amount of different things you put in there is wonderful, and I laughed out loud at the Wookie's toy + AAGUUGHGUAGH! part....
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    You've done a great job! I like where you...

    You've done a great job! I like where you started, and where you've ended up! You've got a ton to show for your hard work. What made you choose those designs for your etching?
  23. Woah. This is coming along brilliantly! Superb...

    Woah. This is coming along brilliantly! Superb job on the shroud, sir.
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    I'd like to add how Impressed I am by how crisp...

    I'd like to add how Impressed I am by how crisp all the cuts on your PVC are. Absolutely flawless!
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    Bahahaha!

    Bahahaha!
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