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    Holy Moley! That's about the coolest cross-over...

    Holy Moley! That's about the coolest cross-over saber I've seen. Is it power coated metal?

    Great...Freaking...Job!!
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    It's meant to be a wall hanger. The Yoda-like bit...

    It's meant to be a wall hanger. The Yoda-like bit at the top would indeed get bent if in a duel, you let the opponent's blade slide down yours during a block.
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    Deception by Orthus

    Here's a saber that I started almost three years ago. It sat on my workbench mocking me while I started and finished multiple other sabers. Finally, I returned to this one during the holiday break....
  4. Thread: Honoraria

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    Actually, my fourth overall, but my third...

    Actually, my fourth overall, but my third Graflex-style build. The next one's blade holder is on the lathe already. I'm going for a Kit Fisto look on the emitter/blade holder. I still have a ton of...
  5. Thread: Honoraria

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    Honoraria

    Okay, this is my third sink tube Graflex replica in a row. I seem to be stuck in a rut :D
    This one is for a staff member who helped me land an NSF grant last year. Built from a 20 gauge sink tube...
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    Okay, I, like xl97, have done much of this. The...

    Okay, I, like xl97, have done much of this. The lm386 audio amp works well and gives decently loud sound. I used the accelerometer to Doppler shift the sounds but the results were somewhat mixed. I...
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    I cut the sink tube too high. Basically, I laid...

    I cut the sink tube too high. Basically, I laid out the tube based upon the Reflex pattern, then mis-measured the tube midpoint from the top of the emitter curve instead of the bottom. Thus the cut...
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    Homemade. Actually, I had laid out the chassis...

    Homemade. Actually, I had laid out the chassis before Tim posted the new parts.
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    Tribute by Orthus

    An original trilogy Luke replica. This is a Christmas present (albeit a little late) for my Star Wars-obsessed older sister.
    1/2" chrome sinktube w/Tim's Graflex adapter and short pins, Vader 2010...
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    JB Weld

    JB Weld works really well on other materials that are not metal. I've used it on rubber to metal and plastic to rubber. PVC cement might work, but there are two kinds: pvc-to-pvc and pvc-to-abs. The...
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    My bad...sheesh

    Okay, maybe one martini :rolleyes: And one forum search. I hit the end of this thread that "looked" like a "How did you come to shop at Tim's store" thread. I failed to read both the thread name and...
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    Sticky: or "color-blind" perhaps? Everyone's eyes are...

    or "color-blind" perhaps? Everyone's eyes are slightly different, as are people's internal perception of what they see. There's an old psychology/perception paper that uses the concept "what's it...
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    Sticky: Retina, etc.

    Okay, I feel the need to explain this stuff since I'm an overblown, egotistical academic that works in computer vision and cognitive science...;)

    Light has to penetrate a bunch of nerve related...
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    Wow!

    Nice job. Did you use the graflex adapter from TCSS?
  15. Thread: Impatience

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    The PCB is a slice off of a RadioShack project...

    The PCB is a slice off of a RadioShack project board. It has a funky look that I like...
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    Sticky: Another Dremel-fu technique

    Don't use a Dremel ;) For many Dremel-fu operations, I use a Dremel bit is a drill press. Cutting off the threads on a sink tube is easy if you adjust the platform so that the cut line matches the...
  17. Thread: Impatience

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    Impatience

    A new saber that was built for a Freshmen BBQ as a door prize. Each professor needed to bring a door prize that was unique to only us for the new freshmen to guess in a drawing. The first slip drawn...
  18. Thread: Latest Build

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    Hmmmm...a name

    for a jedi that likes to bend the rules:
    Impudence
    Convenience
    Corruptible
    Misdemeanor
    Moving Violation
    Hair Splitter
    okay, maybe not the last one ;)
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    My journey here

    I started building a saber and spent about four months sourcing everything direct from vendors:

    poly tube from U.S. Plastics in Ohio (which I hand sanded on the inside)
    heatsinks from...
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    I don't have one handy, but could a K2 lens...

    I don't have one handy, but could a K2 lens holder fit on the RGB? I have one in a saber right now, but I am loathe to disassemble it to check the holder :mrgreen: The K2's are square, but have two...
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    What it is...

    Ok, here's the gist of what I've been doing. No SD card, just the atmel's flash memory (32K). I'm storing raw-format sound samples in that memory. The sample values are used to set a pwm pin on the...
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    A return to an open soundboard project...

    Been quite a while since I had time to work on the soundboard I was making. Right now, I'm soldering a daughter board that holds an audio amp and an accelerometer. I still need to make a small board...
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    Long Sink Tube

    My sink tube saber
    http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=676&page=13
    is 15 1/2", but the top bezel is removable. It's 12 1/2 without the bezel. The overall length with the long...
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    Disassembly complete! The Positive is the common...

    Disassembly complete!
    The Positive is the common connection, with the Negatives separate.
    On the backside of the board you can see where the LED sub-board sticks through the main board. The wide...
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    I broke down...

    and bought a DV at Toys R Us. Indeed, it was 14.99 on sale, but it has that annoying LED flash for power up/down and clash. Disassembly commences in 5...4...3...2
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