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    Very nice. :D Might I inquire as to how you do...

    Very nice. :D
    Might I inquire as to how you do such tiny, intricate soldering? (I'm looking at pic 6.)
    I'd almost certainly bodge it up into an unfixable mess
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    With the purpleheart wood, and brass accents, I'm...

    With the purpleheart wood, and brass accents, I'm curious to see how this might look with a violet blade...
  3. One thing I learned back in my high school days,...

    One thing I learned back in my high school days, when painting on black plastic with a color like red...
    it really helps (actually, more like pretty much necessary) to put down a base coat of white...
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    I'm only an amateur builder (w/ just 2 complete...

    I'm only an amateur builder (w/ just 2 complete sabers under my belt) but so far yeah, a cheap adjustable ESD safe iron is all I use for soldering.
    (Aoyue 469, about $30 at the "everything A to Z"...
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    Not quite sure what you mean exactly, maybe it...

    Not quite sure what you mean exactly, maybe it looks diagonal due to the angle of the photo... And I may have mentioned before... (not 100% sure) but the drilling / tapping was done by someone at...
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    Pictures as promised... First showing the hole...

    Pictures as promised...
    First showing the hole in the blade holder
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    Second picture with retention screw in place
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    For the longest time, I wasn't all too sure what...

    For the longest time, I wasn't all too sure what was what... then I started looking at the various items in the store, being sure to read the descriptions. Here's what I found on the "TCSS style...
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    Might be easier to drill the shroud, a hole just...

    Might be easier to drill the shroud, a hole just big enough to let the nut pass and thread onto the charge port.
    I think it'd look pretty nice, too. As for a photo of the saber I made, maybe I can...
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    That location could work. I built a stunt saber...

    That location could work. I built a stunt saber for a relative not too long ago using the same blade holder
    *powder coated in black wrinkle* and iirc, I had TCSS drill/tap the retention hole just a...
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    Liking what I see. :D Mind if I ask what was...

    Liking what I see. :D
    Mind if I ask what was used behind the crystal in pic 7? That perforated metal (at least to me) looks like a larger version of the wind guard you might see in a Zippo lighter....
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    If the "jewels" are like any of the ones I've...

    If the "jewels" are like any of the ones I've seen, there's usually a bit of metal foil between the gem and the adhesive, my guess is to improve light refraction... (or in layman's terms; to make it...
  12. To answer Tom's question about why I'm using...

    To answer Tom's question about why I'm using DynaOhm... well, it's just what I had on hand from my original build - seen in my sig (which I rarely show).
    The re-design includes new hilt, pommel, a...
  13. Ok, I re-drew the diagram per FJK's...

    Ok, I re-drew the diagram per FJK's recommendations. Hoping I got it right this time.
    I guess there's always more I can learn about how electrics / electronics work.

    Even with a recharge port,...
  14. It might not be easy to see, but there is a...

    It might not be easy to see, but there is a standard resistor for the main led in my image. (It's just a hair to the right of the battery.)
    I believe the upload process has degraded the image...
  15. (last?) diagram before assembly/soldering of redesign... all look ok?

    All ordered parts are here, I just hope my wiring plan is sound.16641
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    Recharge port in stunt saber???

    1st: I understand that these are usually used for cutting off power to a sound board during battery charging.

    Anyways... I'm building a stunt saber for a somewhat tech-challenged fan of the...
  17. The resistor you hi-lited in the second picture...

    The resistor you hi-lited in the second picture certainly appears crooked to me. In fact, I'd hazard a guess that it's crooked enough, it might not even be making contact with the upper pad. A good,...
  18. Another update, fwiw... I ran another test with...

    Another update, fwiw...
    I ran another test with a different battery (Trustfire 14500). It had been sitting unused for a while, so I thought it might need a charge. I plugged it into my TS-001...
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    Sticky: I'd love to see a black 16mm A/V switch with red...

    I'd love to see a black 16mm A/V switch with red dot in the store. It could be long or short, latching or momentary.
  20. Quick update while I'm online with B.K. free...

    Quick update while I'm online with B.K. free Wi-Fi.

    I hooked up my TCSS 18650 battery to my multimeter last night. It said 3.75 volts.
  21. I do have a multimeter, will test as soon as I...

    I do have a multimeter, will test as soon as I get home.
    (no budget at the moment for internet, have to connect to a friend's wi-fi with my Android tablet.)

    I seem to remember when I bought the...
  22. Last night I did what I'll call a quick & dirty...

    Last night I did what I'll call a quick & dirty diagnostic.
    I pulled the chassis 90% apart... removing the recharge port, disconnected the battery,
    unplugged the led module and removed all the...
  23. Link to original topic (with the image I...

    Link to original topic (with the image I mentioned in previous post)
    http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?21102-V2-upgrade-wiring-diagram

    Any ideas on what might be going wrong?...
  24. bit of an update to "v2 upgrade diagram" from Feb.

    After a good bit of turmoil in my life (irrelevant to saber building, so I'll move on)
    I am in a place where I can work on my hobby.

    I've upgraded my saber as seen in the image I posted to that...
  25. In this video:...

    In this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrA-FiAvR5U
    Madcow shows (at about 13:25 thru 15:23) how he uses a
    rotary tool (Dremel) with a stone or burr type sanding/grinding tip
    in order to...
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