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    Default Pics of my first EL Sink Tube Saber

    This is an old saber, but I don't know if I've ever posted any pics of it here. I built it in 2002, before there was any LED saber technology out there, and it's all we had.

    I used an EL kit from Light Tech Industries.

    This is a sink tube saber with a "beefed up" PVC blade holder and PVC emitter shroud and grips. It's got finish washers under the 4 screws that press on the blade holder, with spring nuts on the inside. I have done some light dueling with it in the past.

    The 3 black "buttons" mid hilt are screw covers that hide the screws that are holding the guts. The blade connector and inverter are held in place inside more PVC that the blade holder is connected to.













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    and famous you still are! I know I've told you before, but I LOVE that saber!
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    Thanks!

    Not bad for 6 years ago, if I do say so myself.
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    Not bad for a rookie.

    *Runs and hides*


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    Well, I was a rookie.





    Back then.
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    Back before you started the EL Saber phenomenon

    I've always liked the grips on that saber. I can only imagine what your dremel-fu is like now
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    Well, I haven't done much fancy stuff with a Dremel since then.

    Especially now that I build simple MHS sabers. I've never made a shroud for one.




    Yet.




    Though I think maybe my Dremel skill may have atrophied a bit over the years, though.
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    Nice looking saber Lori, maybe it is time for you to build a updated led mhs based saber like that????
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    very nice saber, I like seeing pros early work, gives me hope

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    Nice work J-Lo, I see you had mad saber skills even as a youngling.. Maybe there is hope for me.
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