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  1. I second this. It's how I always do it. The edge...

    I second this. It's how I always do it. The edge is nice and clean, no mess to clean up either.
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    Thanks! The Infinity board stuff is still in...

    Thanks! The Infinity board stuff is still in process, but we mostly post updates on TRA and FX-Sabers. Since AFAIK TCSS does not plan to stock/sell them, we don't tend to share much about it here out...
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    Infinitum: An MHS Saber

    Hi everyone. I have not posted a new build in quite a while. The truth is I spend most of my hobby time these days behind a keyboard instead of at my workbench. It was fun to get back at it for this...
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    Sticky: Updated OP with attached images to compensate for...

    Updated OP with attached images to compensate for the death of free embedded image hosting on the Web.

    You need to log in to the TCSS Forum to see the images.
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    What an amazing look! Beautiful!

    What an amazing look! Beautiful!
  6. I really like this one. Good job on your first...

    I really like this one. Good job on your first build. Don't worry about breaking stuff at first. As you get better at cram-fu, you'll learn to judge what you can do and what will fit.
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    LED reverse polairty?

    In one particular saber I have a 12mm illuminated switch as the main. It worked fine for years, then one day it started to flicker when it should have been on solid. Eventually it stopped lighting up...
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    I'll add this: A lot of this hobby comes down to...

    I'll add this: A lot of this hobby comes down to trying things and seeing how you like it. When it comes to a saber built for your own personal use, (barring any safety issues) if *you* like it then...
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    It does depend somewhat on preference and what...

    It does depend somewhat on preference and what colors you think you'll use most. You will get better purples with a royal blue, but personally prefer the look of the standard blue. So, if you plan to...
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    Great looking shroud! Clean wiring too. Nicely...

    Great looking shroud! Clean wiring too. Nicely done.
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    It sounds like the board can't source enough...

    It sounds like the board can't source enough current to drive both the audio amp and the LED. Try wiring the LED through a transistor or a MOSFET instead of direct-driving it with the board. Also...
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    I love the look of it! Kind of an ObiKu. I've...

    I love the look of it! Kind of an ObiKu. I've never seen anything like it. Nice work!
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    Thanks for doing this test. Now I see that as...

    Thanks for doing this test. Now I see that as long as I stick to using the 10A 18650 battery that TCSS sells then I know I'll be fine in my NP build if I stick to 26 gauge or thicker since any more...
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    I like it. The weathering really makes it pop.

    I like it. The weathering really makes it pop.
  15. ^^^^ Yes. This. ^^^^ The battery will quickly...

    ^^^^ Yes. This. ^^^^

    The battery will quickly settle out of the maximum charge voltage down to it's rated nominal voltage (3.7V or 7.4V). You won't get as bright a blade as you should if you use...
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    I really like the way the choke looks with a...

    I really like the way the choke looks with a Graflex emitter. I'll keep that in mind for a future build maybe.
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    Thanks! Yeah, simple by design for sure. I...

    Thanks! Yeah, simple by design for sure. I figured that was probably best for a child's first saber.
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    Iris - A padawan saber

    I spent a few hours on Father's day finishing this build for my little padawan. At just under 9.5 inches, this is the smallest hilt I have ever built. Taking it for a test spin, I realized it would...
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    PVC is fun to play with, isn't it? Nice job on...

    PVC is fun to play with, isn't it? Nice job on these.
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    Neat. It kind of looks like a firework if you...

    Neat. It kind of looks like a firework if you place it pommel up.
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    Not bad at all. When you add the grips it'll be...

    Not bad at all. When you add the grips it'll be pretty convincing.
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    Nice job on this one. My only complaint is that...

    Nice job on this one. My only complaint is that there aren't more pictures for me to oggle. :)
  23. Thread: First Build!

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    Yes! This! ^^^^^

    Yes! This! ^^^^^
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    Not bad! Etching looks good.

    Not bad! Etching looks good.
  25. Thread: PVC LightFoil

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    Nice paint job on this one. Very convincing.

    Nice paint job on this one. Very convincing.
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