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    Goodness knows how well this link will work now,...

    Goodness knows how well this link will work now, but this is a fairly colour accurate photo of a tri-Cree PC-amber:
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    I think it is typically used with the 10-32 red...

    I think it is typically used with the 10-32 red button and glass eye thumbscrews to create an ANH or ESB graflex styled saber.

    I put mine in a lathe, cut it up, applied some decorative marks and...
  3. Thread: Prototype

    by Lord Zen
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    Prototype

    Hi All,

    With the ever changing pace of saber technology, and my desire to maintain a minimal collection, I want to create a saber that will act as a testbed for trying out new things without...
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    "Done"

    All wired up and done for now:

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/IMG_2359_zpsf5wf9ixy.jpg

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/IMG_2360_zps5kk7gezx.jpg
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    Slowly getting there

    Slowly getting there:

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/IMG_2307_zpsyp07o85s.jpg


    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/IMG_2290_zpsqlgxzwck.jpg

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    Noodly Doodly Do...

    Just tinkering away...

    Weathered aluminium chassis holder:
    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/IMG_2252_zpsbtdet1g6.jpg

    All wired up:...
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    Ooooooooo....

    I found one of these :D

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/image.jpg1_zpsurnwpgby.jpg
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    I used a Graflex glass eye replica that would...

    I used a Graflex glass eye replica that would have been used in an original Graflex camera flash. It was designed to allow light to shine through it. This is different to the glass eye designed as a...
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    More photos

    Hi All,

    A couple more photos to show some of the details.

    Photo-etched mesh behind the Graflex lens, illuminated through the cut-out to the blade holder:
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    Thank you :D I prefer the sound to come...

    Thank you :D




    I prefer the sound to come out of the front on a Graflex build.
    To me it makes more sense for the humming and buzzing to be located with the blade emitter.
    The Graflex adapter...
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    Finished*

    Hi All,

    I finally installed the electronics into my Derelict replica:

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/image.jpg2_zpsmmeofcoc.jpg

    Lit up and making saber noises:
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    Yearly update

    Hi Everyone,

    Another year, another update...

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/image.jpg5_zpsowogoid3.jpg

    I've bored through the central rod so I can slide the soundcard...
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    Graflex socket variations

    Hi Everyone,

    I would really like to see what creative ideas people have came up with for the Graflex synchronization sockets.

    While doodling with my build I came up with a few variants of the...
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    Painted black

    Hi All,

    The ribbed section is now painted black, so it's really starting to look the part:

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/imagejpg1_zpse31ca1eb.jpg


    It is spray...
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    Internal construction

    So,
    This is where I am with my thinking...

    I've cut a slot into the ribbed section so it can slide past the buttons and recharge port in the activation box.
    I've also drilled and tapped a hole...
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    Thanks for sharing Denzil, that's great. I've...

    Thanks for sharing Denzil, that's great.

    I've also noticed that you are also a big fan of the Derelict :D

    How did you attached the bushing to the Graflex adapter?



    I've been noodling over...
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    Custom kill key

    A cheap little kill key I put together:


    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/IMG_1986_zpsd7b524d8.jpg


    Used a stainless steel thumbscrew. Hacked off the screw thread and...
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    That'll be an interesting challenge :) The...

    That'll be an interesting challenge :)

    The Derelict is a very pretty saber, but in my experience not the most comfortable one to hold.
    Would need to "soften" the cubes on the Obi pommel and have...
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    Skeletal Derelict?

    More playing about with the crystal chamber piece I made.

    The chamber won't fit into the small internal diameter of the ribbed section. So I thought I'd see what it would look like if I used the...
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    A little light weathering

    I got around to weathering the Obi pommel:

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/imagejpg2_zps49f9b64a.jpg

    I only wanted to apply a light weathering to the pommel so went easy...
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    An important piece

    Thought I would post a quick picture of this very important piece:

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/imagejpg1_zpsda959f51.jpg

    It's a piece of scrap Nylon I used when...
  22. I wired up a clash sensor...

    I wired up a clash sensor to the STAT and STAT- on the Constant current LED driver in my first stunt saber.

    Cannot say I was impressed with the effect. More blink-on-clash.
    The LED would go out,...
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    Progress photo

    All the pieces reassembled.
    Just imagine that the middle bit is painted black :)


    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/LordZenSaber/imagejpg1_zpsfe0a4cbe.jpg
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    Cutting the Graflex

    Well I finally decided to face the task of cutting the Graflex section that helps give the Derelict its form.
    I must admit this is something I wasn't looking forward to considering the costs...
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    Thank you :)

    Thank you :)
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