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  1. crystal materials, types and sources

    I have poured through the threads here and have not found one the addresses crystal chamber crystals themselves. I am curious to know which materials work best (acrylic, quartz, silicon and etc...)?...
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    Sticky: Darth Skummelavsky from Halloween 2016: 15063...

    Darth Skummelavsky from Halloween 2016:
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  3. I have been a bench tech for 25+ years working...

    I have been a bench tech for 25+ years working with small electronic parts. I have seen what some static electricity will do to a micro-processor. A decent ESD safe soldering iron start at $35.00 as...
  4. I would recommend adding some pics of your issues...

    I would recommend adding some pics of your issues to your post. Visuals are always important plus someone may see a detail that you may have overlooked. Having another set of eyes (or multiple sets)...
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    I am getting closer to the shade of orange I am...

    I am getting closer to the shade of orange I am looking for. Tri-Cree LED R/A/rB are the dice colors. The rB is being used for FoC. Resistor values used to achieve are 2 Ohm, 2 Watt on the Red die...
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    I was a little sad when I watched your video and...

    I was a little sad when I watched your video and didn't get to see the HAPPY DANCE, the self HI-FIVES, pats on the back and etc....

    "I see you have constructed a new light saber. Your training is...
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    GREEEEEEEEASSSSSSSSSEY

    GREEEEEEEEASSSSSSSSSEY <in the voice of "Bubble" from trailer park boys>. Nice effect. The progress so far is top notch. I also like how you have selected the certain parts to apply this "trick" to. ...
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    for a first time build I recommend using the v6...

    for a first time build I recommend using the v6 battery holder and located it in the 5" fluted extenion. I would move the switch from the 5" fluted piece to the ribbed section and would use either a...
  9. Best way to describe the defect (scar) is if you...

    Best way to describe the defect (scar) is if you have ever tried to drill a hole in a round piece of metal with a hand drill and you did not take the time to mark your hole with a center punch giving...
  10. If you have already scratched the hilt materials...

    If you have already scratched the hilt materials trying to fit the sleeve, my next step would be to sand down the offset. A few seconds under a grinder, then start a gradual increase is grit sanding...
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    I have wired several Tri-Cree GGW (I used the...

    I have wired several Tri-Cree GGW (I used the GGrB custom Tri-Cree {using rB as flash} for a couple Consular styled builds) dice using both a shared resistor for Main blade and separate but same...
  12. To access the files on your NBv3, you will need...

    To access the files on your NBv3, you will need one of these http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Micro-SD-card-adapter-P898.aspx and a slot on your pc/laptop/. Insert both adapter and SD card into your...
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    I am going to correct your terminology a little....

    I am going to correct your terminology a little. Regardless of whether you are using a momentary (this is the switch type you should be using) or latching switch when you depress the switch button...
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    All around nice job. The weathering is definitely...

    All around nice job. The weathering is definitely a personal choice but when done right (as the case here) and a little back story all complete the overall look of the saber. Its a beautiful saber. :D
  15. Two more completed builds to add to my list: I...

    Two more completed builds to add to my list:
    I went simple designs for both builds.
    The first saber can either be off-hand shoto or main hand. NBv3 sound installed RrBW Tri-Cree LED 18650 battery...
  16. Can I assume that the action you did at 1:08 -...

    Can I assume that the action you did at 1:08 - 1:10 was inserting the accent LED into its socket prior to putting in the crystal itself? It all happened so fast in the video I had to watch that...
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    The speaker polarity doesn't matter until you...

    The speaker polarity doesn't matter until you start adding a second speaker and then polarity matters. SS has a very valid point about the DynaOhm. 20mA compared to 700 to 1000mA (1Amp) is a huge...
  18. Questions about the D-ring in the pommel, did you...

    Questions about the D-ring in the pommel, did you get the pommel from TCSS or other? If you got it from TCSS what was the turn-around time from idea submission to product delivery?
    Ok, nevermind. I...
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    Looks like the weapon of choice for a Jawa...

    Looks like the weapon of choice for a Jawa scavenger looking to score some astro-mech action. How much hollowing out did you have to do on the stock for the switch and speaker? My heart sank a little...
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    I have three space I do my work in depending on...

    I have three space I do my work in depending on the work needed to be done. If it is soldering work, I now have a small portable station that I use at my dining room table. If i need to do some...
  21. I have not done this process yet either but I...

    I have not done this process yet either but I have looked at some of the fonts and I tend to gravitate to the evil and unstable sounding fonts. Bane, fallen, ancient saber, and ghosts of the grey all...
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    18650 battery holder

    Here is an illustration of where to find the wiring posts on the 18650 battery holder.

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    I found some plastic mesh looking material (very...

    I found some plastic mesh looking material (very tight grid pattern) at a local craft store. Cut out circle, 1/32 smaller than the ID of the emitter. Hit that piece with some matte silver spray paint...
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    Glad to be done with it

    I know that everyone who hangs out in this forum has had that one or two builds that were just an absolute < insert long string of profanity>. For me so far, it was a build I did for my wife's...
  25. EPIC collection. still picking my jaw up off the...

    EPIC collection. still picking my jaw up off the floor. I see a lot of blood, sweat, tears and $$ tied up in your fine wears.
    And the Bards express rejoice.
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