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    Awesome. I will prolly need to run a little...

    Awesome. I will prolly need to run a little exposed wire in the Scraptech chamber, and this is a solid idea to cover it if needed. Thinks!
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    Got the etched chassis back from Patrick and...

    Got the etched chassis back from Patrick and cleaned up. Now to test fitting before finalizing and wiring it all up!

    https://i.imgur.com/UujFUcX.jpg

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    I do believe it is 1/2-20. I ordered the tap...

    I do believe it is 1/2-20. I ordered the tap from Amazon.
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    Chassis progress... So, my lack of tooling...

    Chassis progress...

    So, my lack of tooling required me to send off the hilt to another smith to sort out the reveal chassis. Patrick Cargill did an excellent job of working with me on a solution....
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    I will go a step further. If possible actually measure the forward voltage of your LEDs (there are videos online). This will give you the true numbers to calculate from for your resistors. You...
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    Since I am not using a full set of bunny ears, I...

    Since I am not using a full set of bunny ears, I thought I would try a blade plug with a bit more going one. Success I'd say.

    https://i.imgur.com/XTbI68y.jpg

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    The ones in the pic with the two are 3D printed,...

    The ones in the pic with the two are 3D printed, but I'm only using the one on the right for this build. Also, it fits perfectly in the hole in a MHS chassis disc. The bottom of the crystal is held...
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    Trying some configurations while fitting the...

    Trying some configurations while fitting the crystal chamber. I found a VERY smoky quartz that lights up in a neat way. Plan will be to light it with a blade matching RGB LED up top and with a RGB...
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    Nice! I really dig that middle one.

    Nice! I really dig that middle one.
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    OK, well you know how you might go back and...

    OK, well you know how you might go back and change a small thing here and there... well I did that.

    I got some ANH sized d-rings in from WannaWanga and decided it was a better size for this build,...
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    With the outside done, time to really turn...

    With the outside done, time to really turn attention to the guts. I have a MHS based chamber that I will be detailing a bit more. Then I really need to weigh my chassis options. I REALLY want a...
  12. Wow, solid work and perfect display!

    Wow, solid work and perfect display!
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    Externals now officially done! Still a lot of...

    Externals now officially done!

    Still a lot of work to do on the inside...

    https://i.imgur.com/DlDCz6a.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/XvxSi5B.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/S26B8hQ.jpg
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    Installed the d-ring... with a twist! First...

    Installed the d-ring... with a twist!

    First thing was to mark the spot and drill and tap tap (M3) the holes. This was done through the threads of the extension and pommel, but it does not matter...
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    Thank you. The beauty of the MHS setup is you...

    Thank you. The beauty of the MHS setup is you can work towards exactly what you want.
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    Went to work on the WannaWanga Kobold D-ring... ...

    Went to work on the WannaWanga Kobold D-ring...

    After rounding off the corners on the far end from the ring (to prevent your hand getting caught on them), I doused the whole thing in Aluminum...
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    Externals pretty much done! Waiting on CF 9...

    Externals pretty much done!

    Waiting on CF 9 for the sound...

    While I wait, I will be turning my attention to the crystal chamber and chassis.

    https://i.imgur.com/Zm3DjBc.jpg
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    Another technique in the saber above is what I...

    Another technique in the saber above is what I have just now titled "dirty clear". I came upon it on accident, but it really works for a nice permanent grime layer.

    You do the following:

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    I really need to get in to etching. So much cool...

    I really need to get in to etching. So much cool stuff to be done. I have seen some just incredible pitting being done via etch that is very different than mechanical pitting.
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    I did a thorough walk through of weathering my...

    I did a thorough walk through of weathering my Holocron Nihilus on my Instagram.

    I have learned as Darth Chasm stated to do the weathering immediately after etching the shatter marks. I do not...
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    Thanks! Still a long way to go.

    Thanks! Still a long way to go.
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    Ok, so I had to figure out a way to secure the...

    Ok, so I had to figure out a way to secure the garnet in the vintage-style glass eye housing (Roman's in this case). 12.5mm garnet ad a little bit of space all the way around. Most epoxies were...
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    Thank you for the tip!

    Thank you for the tip!
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    Another hallmark of this saber is a red glass...

    Another hallmark of this saber is a red glass eye, usually a garnet. This is more difficult with a vintage style glass eye. So, I ordered up a 12.5mm garnet cabochon. Now to figure out the best...
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    Ok so now to talk a little about the leather...

    Ok so now to talk a little about the leather work. I picked up several techniques talking to some of the really great builders out there like Darth Alice, Solo's Hold and Jordan from SoCal Custom...
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