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    Yeah, I've heard good things about the...

    Yeah, I've heard good things about the thickwalled blades (and even the thinwalled PolyCs can stand up to a kid jumping up and down on 'em if I remember it right), nightmarish things about the tips...
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    Like a round-cornered rectangle, brick red with...

    Like a round-cornered rectangle, brick red with the paint chipped off, aluminum underneath?
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    Swiss Army Lightsaber? Totally doing it now. ...

    Swiss Army Lightsaber? Totally doing it now. Red enamel hilt and all. ;-D

    SF, you never cease to amaze...even the soldering is beautiful.
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    Capricious then. Beats being steadily violently...

    Capricious then. Beats being steadily violently negative anyway.

    Scraped the paint off, no major difficulties. Working on printing in the right DPI; a 1:1 gradient at 100 DPI looks like...
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    (OT - I love how bipolar we all are here. At...

    (OT - I love how bipolar we all are here. At each others throats one week, playing nicely the next. Beats the alternative!)

    Got a Shrek Lenticular Poster for 50c; it's about 8 inches by 5, and...
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    Heheh. Or QUID...

    Heheh. Or QUID.

    Dangit, I was just at 4 dollar stores and didn't even look...wrong shopping list.

    I'm wicked curious if the concept pans out...

    Yeah, there probably is a tendency amongst...
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    ??? Cute little symbols? Are we not allowed to...

    ??? Cute little symbols? Are we not allowed to say Hell in a religious debate or something? ;-)
    I really don't see where I was censored...

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    Did I post you that thing on youtube? ...
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    We're in a religious debate now? I was just...

    We're in a religious debate now?

    I was just drawing Sun's attention to an unreplied-to suggestion on his own theory; dunno why you're biting my head off over it. As to the Very Short Lightsaber,...
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    I don't know; I'm not trying to criticize the...

    I don't know; I'm not trying to criticize the build in general, just pointing out the one bit. It's slothfurnace though, I'm sure it'll get well buried behind yet more ridiculous awesome.

    Also, I...
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    I agree that it would make a dim core, and that...

    I agree that it would make a dim core, and that it would only work for very short blades - you would have, effectively, 7 light sabers, each 1/4", around a central core. I haven't done a lot of...
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    Sticky: Haha, I have a fan following now? :-D Far be...

    Haha, I have a fan following now? :-D

    Far be it from me to turn down support, but in fairness I think you may have me confused for those I repost; my sig links were written by people far...
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    A terrestrial speaker grille? Kudos on finding...

    A terrestrial speaker grille? Kudos on finding one that fits snugly, but it's always kinda pulled me out of it to have a masterfully handmade lightsaber with a speaker grille...but what do I know, I...
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    You know what I mean: I can't post the...

    You know what I mean: I can't post the illustration anymore, but if you view a cylinder with thickness x at the middle, your line of site passes through 2x of material; if you view it at the edge, it...
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    They don't make UV LEDs, apparently. Thus the...

    They don't make UV LEDs, apparently. Thus the dead end there.

    For a real Black Lightsaber, I have a hunch it's going to have to play on the walls being thickest at the edges, and some way of...
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    Unless he means a no-power lightsaber that just...

    Unless he means a no-power lightsaber that just uses a specific reflective material. It'd photograph well, at least with flash photography, but there'd be no Off button, as it were.
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    If it doesn't net you enough cashmonies to fund...

    If it doesn't net you enough cashmonies to fund your next 3 sabers, there's no justice in the world.
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    Yeah, thanks CardCollector...I get upset when...

    Yeah, thanks CardCollector...I get upset when newbies wander in here and get everyone yelling at them. I'm poor, we're in a recession, and this place is the Harley Davidson Owners Group of...
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    Yeah, the Walmart cheapo lightup sabers aren't...

    Yeah, the Walmart cheapo lightup sabers aren't Maglites...considerable difference between their dollar-store quality flashlights and their pro-level maglites.
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    Went back, you're right. TimeRender said...

    Went back, you're right. TimeRender said something about filling the blade with celophane won't do any good in the Black Blade debate, but he was talking about something else.

    I've made about 5...
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    Ooh, that'd be a good use for a Dummy Cell. Our...

    Ooh, that'd be a good use for a Dummy Cell. Our fearless leader sells them under Batteries; if using alkaline, use 4 real and 1 dummy to get 6v out of 5 cells, if using NiMH use 5 real to get 6v out...
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    Ha, yeah, realized that existed right after I...

    Ha, yeah, realized that existed right after I posted. Oh well. Looks better than expected. :-)
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    Definitely. The case is nice and all, but it's...

    Definitely. The case is nice and all, but it's what's inside that counts. ;-D

    Almost wanna say we should find a way to make it slide open droid-style for maintenance, maybe modify an umbrella...
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    @_@ Even for a bar that's about 20x50'? I...

    @_@

    Even for a bar that's about 20x50'? I mean yeah for a major auditorium you need the serious wattage...but I haven't really played around with 240 lumens, so I'm curious how ridiculously...
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    Using a saber as a spotlight

    My local troupe needs a spotlight; and I intend to make the electronics of a hilt anyway...I'm toying with the idea of getting a second optics lens, mounting the hilt temporarily to a ring stand and...
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    Maglite as in Security Guard Flashlight? I don't...

    Maglite as in Security Guard Flashlight? I don't have the lumens data on those (nor of the LED Conversion Kits you can get for 'em at Walmart), but the lens is gonna be all wrong, and it's not gonna...
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