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Thread: A few bumps but over all a good time. My first Saber.

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    Talking A few bumps but over all a good time. My first Saber.

    I stumbled upon this site a few weeks ago and immediately started reading the forums. Within a week I managed to talk my wife into letting me buy the parts for one for our 1 year wedding anniversary. Two weeks later, these parts arrived and I immediately set to work.



    I did come across a few bumps in the road. My first few snags were because I didn't have the right tools but after a quick trip to the hardware store I resolved that. My next really big issue was with the lens holder. I had a 5 degree lens and it would not fit in the lens holder. After searching the forums I discovered that others have had a similar problem. It seems I must have received the incorrect lens holder? In any event I tried following the suggestions from the forums and ended up not getting any of the suggestions to work. So I just sanded down the side tabs completely and created two empty columns in their place. After that was finished I injected some hot glue into the sides and ended up with this.



    The next issue I had was with the switch. I ordered a guarded hilt and a guarded switch. However I accidentally ordered a MOMENTARY guarded switch and ended up not liking the momentary-ness of the switch at all. So I stuck with the basic on/off switch and used the washer from the momentary switch to help fill the hole and keep the basic switch in place.

    Finally I got it all wired up!



    Well enough talk, here is my first saber... what do you think?



















    Cant wait to make my next one!
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    Very nice, very nice indeed, you did what most newer members don't do and that is , start with the basics for your 1st and work your way up. I really like the emitter, it is my FAV.
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    Thanks! Yeah that emitter is one of my favorites too! It reminds me of Mace Windu's.
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    Excellent! You found, you read, you built, you posted...perfect synthesis!
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    You are the example for all Noobs to follow!!!!

    Great use of the fluted section. Anymore builds planned???
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    Nice work! Welcome to the saber builders world!
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    Good job Master Schyler. It looks very clean and elegant.

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    Not usually a fan of 'Masters' or 'Darths', but thankfully you're one of the exceptions that has read & learned to built a basic, but functional saber!

    Good job!!


    Also, i'm using that combo of Bladeholder & Fluted section in a future build, so a real fan of your set up
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    Nice first saber. Great job.

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    Nice work Shyler!!! You really made an awesome first saber!!!

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