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    Looking at the sleeve, does that ever pose a...

    Looking at the sleeve, does that ever pose a pinching or poking hazard if dueling?
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    Very nice! How did you do your weathering? I...

    Very nice! How did you do your weathering? I really like how it looks worn but not overly darkened or damaged.
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    It does slightly overlap with the heatsink that...

    It does slightly overlap with the heatsink that comes with the emitter, but only slightly. This is a non-issue with the flat heat sink, or even just a slightly shortened / tapered heatsink (which...
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    I've already got both parts, but I'm also using...

    I've already got both parts, but I'm also using the brass rod for button caps and figured I might find some additional decorative use for it.
    Placing the speaker holes near the bottom of the choke...
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    It's so that the lightsaber will sound louder...

    It's so that the lightsaber will sound louder with the blade facing you, rather than louder with the blade facing away.
    If placing speaker holes up in the front turns out to be too impractical, I'll...
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    In terms of CAD software, I'm using Blender,...

    In terms of CAD software, I'm using Blender, which isn't specialized towards industrial / mechanical design, but is still really powerful and free so yeah.
    A chamfer is a flat bevel, so the...
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    I could try and find a way to make that work....

    I could try and find a way to make that work.
    Are (chamfered) perpendicular rods just above the pointer finger is comfortable? The ergonomics / comfort of the build are a big part of the design on...
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    Speaking of extreme angles, would changing the...

    Speaking of extreme angles, would changing the angle or any other modification to the design (ideally keeping to the same general idea) make this significantly easier? I don't want to insist on a...
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    Thanks for the advice! I'm anticipating liberal...

    Thanks for the advice! I'm anticipating liberal use of masking tape, etc. in my near future! (I'm gonna do some previz on how it would look if I place veneer in the sanded regions should epoxy not...
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    Gotcha. Guess I may have to give up on placing...

    Gotcha.
    Guess I may have to give up on placing speaker holes in the choke: those rods would be to prevent my hand from covering them, while hopefully looking somewhat attractive.
    Do you think it...
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    Alright, thanks for letting me know how difficult...

    Alright, thanks for letting me know how difficult that mod would be. I assume it wouldn't be any more realistic to sand / file / cut the rod to roughly the shape of the choke, epoxy it, and disguise...
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    Attaching brass rods

    I'm finally getting to make some progress on a build I started way back in 2017!
    I'm looking to attach brass accents to a curved choke like so:
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    What would be the most forgiving way to do...
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    LED star mounting

    I read on the FX-Sabers forum that LEDs should always be insulated from the heatsink, and that it should be fastened using thermal goop or thermal tape.

    I am considering using some thermal grease...
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    Thanks! Do you have any ideas for what sleeves,...

    Thanks!
    Do you have any ideas for what sleeves, wraps, or trim rings would look good on the lightsaber?

    My thoughts about wielding style: My desired school of combat is Shi'en, or a combination...
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    I'm going to use Pommel Style 4, but I put Style...

    I'm going to use Pommel Style 4, but I put Style 3 v2 as a placeholder because the Saber Builder doesn't have Style 4. Style 4 is the one that looks like a knob, with a small 'choke' between it and...
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    Ergonomics-based hilt build

    This lightsaber is my first custom lightsaber build! It's a simple hilt, and it is as it appears in the photo, with one exception: Instead of using the pommel in the photo, I'm using pommel style 4...
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