Post by darthxanthus on Mar 1, 2013 11:45:56 GMT -5
Ok, for clarification, these bronze hilts are likely not a good fit for installs with sound. I am working on finding better sizes to allow me to build as I usually do in aluminum with a wider ID in the body and room for a speaker install on the pommel.
Post by darthxanthus on Mar 1, 2013 13:16:05 GMT -5
Just under 1" one is cored to 1" all the way through, though the others are cored at the ends enough for blade holder and pommel. I'd make the heat sink to fit under that lip. Next batch will be my standard size hilts, or close to it based on material sizing and cost.
Post by darthxanthus on Mar 1, 2013 17:58:21 GMT -5
I think my bit was getting too hot. I may need to see about coring one a day..... Hard when I am doing that at a friends shop. I need to buy a bigger lathe at home. Someone buy some of my completed sabers! ;p LOL
First to speak for one in a PM has the rights to hand money to me first for it. If someone else is offering at a particular time I will contact the first dibs person. I am thinking of making threads for each. I will wait till I have pommels and heat sinks set to go since all of this is pending completion. Time/date on the PMs discussing them with me will hold the place if more than one are interested in the same hilt.
Post by darthxanthus on May 10, 2013 8:59:29 GMT -5
Thank you. I hope to get them moved out soon. I am also working on 2 of the bronze hilts I started. The ones that can use an aluminum pommel insert instead of a full brass/bronze pommel. Making a switch hole in them was a pain yesterday using the same tooling as I did for the hexes. I am going to get it on my mill and do the next one with an end mill bit.
Post by darthxanthus on Jun 11, 2013 20:42:37 GMT -5
Just ordered 2 red Makoto blades and drivers for the 2 remaining hexes and I am looking to a local firearms shop to do a coating on them. They did some work on some components for me that I was really pleased with so I hope the product will do well on aluminum.
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5