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    Wink n00b! So you want to build a MHS saber huh?

    Okay, My head is ready to explode reading the posts by lazy people who want to be spoonfed, so I'll tell ya what I'm gonna do (no, not take out Mafia hits on all of you), I'm gonna SPELL it out right here!

    If you follow this tutorial, you WILL end up with a BASIC working LED MHS lightsaber!

    Step 1:

    Choose a LED blade holder from this link--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Bl...lders-C32.aspx

    It comes with the blade holder and heatsink module. You can use a thermal pad to attach the LED to the heatsink. http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/St...-pad-P483.aspx

    Step 2:

    Buy this blade retention screw--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/8-...rew--P111.aspx

    It can be cut later if it is too long for your particular blade holder.

    Step 3:

    Choose a Hilt (style 1 thru 4) from this link--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Ce...tions-C33.aspx

    These have pre-drilled switch holes and female threads at both ends. It is the "handle of your saber". Don't get bogged down with chokes or extentions or any of that crap! We are going SIMPLE here!

    Step 4:

    Choose a pommel, one insert and one clip from this link--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Pommels-C34.aspx

    This will be the "end cap" assembly of your saber. Just pick the ones that you like (one of each).

    Step 5:

    Choose this Modular wiring kit (leave all of the other default selections as-is) and LED (and pick the color LED you want)---> http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Re...dule-P653.aspx You will also need a battery and either a latching switch or a momentary switch with a pololu converter board (good if you decide to upgrade later on).

    This kit has ALL of the BASIC electronics that you need! Don't get all crazy with extras! Build this one first and you can add sound or a driver to it when you know enough to do so!

    Step 6:

    Buy a 36" blade, this is the best one for a beginner--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/LE...-OD--P227.aspx

    It is bright and YES, you can battle with it!

    Step 7:

    Tools you MUST have to do this project include:

    1. Soldering Iron (Here is a link to a nice basic kit with EVERYTHING you will need!)--->http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062758

    2. Heatshrink (1 foot is more than enough)--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/18...ubing-P32.aspx

    3. PPE (personal protective eyewear), goggles, etc. You don't want to burn your eyeballs out with flying solder do you!

    4. Drill and tap set--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/8-...l-set-P52.aspx

    Used to drill and tap the hole for the blade set screw. BTW, you need a hand drill too!

    5. Tap handle--->http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Tap-handle-P54.aspx

    Used to hold the tap while you tap the hole that you drilled for the blade retention screw.

    Step 8:

    Order all the "stuff" from steps 1-7

    Step 9:

    Don't visit the forum again until you get all of your stuff in the mail, you'll just confuse yourself!

    Step 10:

    Follow the basic MHS assembly tutorial--->http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com...read.php?t=326

    Drill and tap your blade retention screw hole and add the screw!--->http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com...ead.php?t=5724

    Step 11:

    take a few digital pictures and upload them to--->http://www.photobucket.com

    and then post them here for all of us to see!

    Step 12:

    Read, Read, Read and in no time you will be building more advanced sabers! (and the questions that you ask won't get you flayed alive!)
    Last edited by Forgetful Jedi Knight; 01-17-2015 at 10:39 AM. Reason: Info updated. - FJK
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    great for the n00bas! Problem with instruction 10 http:// is listed twice. Other than that fantastic work!

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    Thank you oh great one!!!! It looks great!


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    I would have said, chose your hilt first, then your blade holder, but I guess it doesn't matter. You were just going from one end to the other, so it does make sense.


    Great post!


    Now, let hope the newbies actually find, and read it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by swear000 View Post
    great for the n00bas! Problem with instruction 10 http:// is listed twice. Other than that fantastic work!
    Thanks! fixed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi-Loreen View Post
    I would have said, chose your hilt first, then your blade holder, but I guess it doesn't matter. You were just going from one end to the other, so it does make sense.


    Great post!


    Now, let hope the newbies actually find, and read it!
    We can only hope so! If everyone thinks it will be helpful, maybe Tim will sticky it!
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    PM him with the link for a sticky if you want it - I'm not a mod on this board

    Back on topic, great tutorial LDM. This should help put to rest a lot of the common n00b questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Maul View Post
    PM him with the link for a sticky if you want it - I'm not a mod on this board

    Back on topic, great tutorial LDM. This should help put to rest a lot of the common n00b questions.
    Ya Mon, I eMailed him!
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    I think that when NEWBIES first register they should be required to read this before they can authenticate their account. Great post LDM!

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    SO how would I go about building a Lightsaber? Couldn't you just build it for me? I'll pay you out of the money I get after I sell it.

    Love ya LDM.

    P.S. Great job, Hope it works.

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    Schweet! This thread is a sticky! I think that all well-meaning TCSS members should put into their SIG's!
    All n00bs READ these first (PLEASE)!!!:1. LDM's Basic Saber-build Step-by-Step Tutorial 1A. Maul's Saber Dictionary 1B. THREAD INDEX 1C. Econo Sound Diagrams
    TCSS the #1 Part supplier of LDM customsabers!

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