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    Hey all, so I've finally got the necessary parts for my first saber build. Now it won't be anything as amazing as the stuff seen on here, but I am doing it all myself, not using any premade parts. I'll be cutting and crafting my own tubes and making my own chassis.

    For the electronics, for now I've gutted an fx saber and replaced the 4.5clv aa cells with an 18650 and changed the original blue LED for a 3w CREELED in green. I will post pictures with updates but so far all ive got made up is the internal wiring.

    I'm not one of these "best in the world builders" I seek and relish in criticism, I'd love to hear suggestions because next time I can build an even better saber. What I would ask, as this has been my absolute biggest struggle, is what are people using for rings on the chassis without having to make them? I'm currently messing with HDD spindles, drilled washers and insulation rings but it's not a perfect system, so please send me your thoughts!
    Swiftey90

    This is the weapon of a jedi knight, not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon, for a more civilised age.

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    I’m looking forward to seeing your progress. I’m not sure what you mean by “ rings” in the chassis. Are you talking about fins, chassis disks or other parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jediseth View Post
    I’m looking forward to seeing your progress. I’m not sure what you mean by “ rings” in the chassis. Are you talking about fins, chassis disks or other parts?
    Hiya I am yeah, so I'm hoping to get some parts to make the radiator fins soon but I'm struggling to find anything the right size so any suggestions would be great
    Swiftey90

    This is the weapon of a jedi knight, not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon, for a more civilised age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiftey90 View Post
    Hiya I am yeah, so I'm hoping to get some parts to make the radiator fins soon but I'm struggling to find anything the right size so any suggestions would be great
    Washers, jewelry blanks, 3d printing. Washers can be found at McMaster Carr. Blanks can be found at craft stores. 3D printing, there are plenty of online services. If a washer or blank is not the right size just modify them. I did so on one of my older builds by chucking up a threaded rod in my drill, slipping the washers on and securing them with a nut. And finally spinning them on a file until the OD was what I needed.

    These were made from washers.

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