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    If by chance you have a blue LED saber, but would...

    If by chance you have a blue LED saber, but would like a green blade, I have to put my two-cents in for the Photon Blades TCSS and Vader's Vault sell. I have two sabers, one with a green LED and one...
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    Thanks for the compliments, everyone.

    Thanks for the compliments, everyone.
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    Good to be back here! I got so damn frustrated...

    Good to be back here! I got so damn frustrated when my last saber project started going sideways, I had to step away from it all for a while. And, of course, as these things go, I forgot to step...
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    Thanks for the compliments, everybody! Oh...

    Thanks for the compliments, everybody!



    Oh hell no on the nibblers... I'm back in the states now, with my own garage and everything! I'm going to be running that Dremel at full blast at 3 AM! ...
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    The style 16 blade holder comes from Tim with two...

    The style 16 blade holder comes from Tim with two grooves on the neck. All I did was find some medium gauge copper wire, cut and shape it into the appropriate ring size, and epoxy it down. There's...
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    Plain ol' Jedi robes

    My costume's almost as vanilla as they come, but I liked how this photo came out so thought I'd share.

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/TuxedoCartman/IMG_7431_zpsz9vp1o9q.jpg
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    Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
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    Oh, one more pic... I was living in a small...

    Oh, one more pic...

    I was living in a small Tokyo apartment when I started this, and couldn't make a lot of noise. So all of the cutting I had to do on the aluminum sleeve... the keyhole shapes...
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    Only took me a year or two... or five

    Been a while!

    Back in 2011 I drew up plans for my first elaborate saber build, something with accent LED's and overlays and all the goodies. International relocating put the project on hold,...
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    LOL... I see you've forgotten the buildup to...

    LOL... I see you've forgotten the buildup to Episode 1. ^_^
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    I don't know. This could be good, or this could...

    I don't know. This could be good, or this could be really bad. I just pray they take a light touch to dealing with the fan community, and don't start flinging lawsuits against the 501st, Rebel...
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    And then Han was all like, "...heeeeeeey, ***y...

    And then Han was all like, "...heeeeeeey, ***y lady!" And Chewy was all, "Rowr, rowr rowr rowr, rowr".
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    Short answer? Buy a different color LED. ...

    Short answer? Buy a different color LED.

    Also, since I strongly suspect you don't have a firm grasp on how MHS Luxeon lightsabers work, you should spend some time here reading: ...
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    Can't help you much with question one, but here's...

    Can't help you much with question one, but here's a link to the information in question two. You can find the data sheet links for the LED Engins on its store page. As for how much current you can...
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    Ah... false alarm, guys! Just a troll. Nothing...

    Ah... false alarm, guys! Just a troll. Nothing to see here, and no feeding.

    But I gotta address the two things highlighted above...
    Point A) You obviously haven't spent time around performance...
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    I have nothing else to add to this conversation...

    I have nothing else to add to this conversation that somebody else hasn't already stated, but wanted to chime in with my support and appreciation of the work Tim does as well. This is the man's full...
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    That's what I was hoping to hear. I use 28 gauge...

    That's what I was hoping to hear. I use 28 gauge or smaller for everything except battery connections, and sometimes for the high-power LED Engin. But I'm working on a real showpiece saber, and...
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    Speaker wire

    For all the reading I've done on these boards, this is one topic I'm really surprised to have never come across.

    Does wire gauge really make a difference in quality of sound at the scale we're...
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    No, that can't be possible. One person is only...

    No, that can't be possible. One person is only allowed so much frickin' COOL in their lifetimes, and he's already a master electrician AND craftsman. I suppose you're going to tell me Ferrari race...
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    I was kinda like, "Meh..." about the idea, until...

    I was kinda like, "Meh..." about the idea, until Crystal Chambers pointed out it gives us more room to drill into. Now, I've gotta give it an enthusiastic two-thumbs up.
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    Sticky: Considering how many sabers pulled double-duty...

    Considering how many sabers pulled double-duty during Episode II, I'd like to see some more parts to make those. Like a blade-holder and pommel to match Aayla Secura's/ Ki Adi Mundi's/ Anakin's...
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    There are no words in the English language, or...

    There are no words in the English language, or any other as far as I know, to describe the level of "WANT!!!" I have for this saber!!! This is it, ladies and gentlemen: until Tim starts selling...
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    Very nice! Quite the ambitious project for a...

    Very nice! Quite the ambitious project for a first saber, and it looks like you pulled it off brilliantly! Kudos! :)
  24. Take a look here at comparisons between blade...

    Take a look here at comparisons between blade types. See how the Corbin blades have that central core appearance? That's because of the type of film used as a diffuser in the polycarbonate tube...
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    As soon as my 6.1 arrives, I'll let you know. I...

    As soon as my 6.1 arrives, I'll let you know. I DO know that the 5.X (whatever the most recent one was before the 6.1) fits in the chassis disc designed for the 14500 batteries, because I've got one...
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