Post by Darth Midian on Dec 10, 2011 9:32:04 GMT -5
Hello saber fans. I'm Jack A.K.A Darth Midian. I've been building lightsabers since the summer of 2009. My medium of choice is PVC. PVC is a great inexpensive way to create the lightsaber of your dreams. A lot of people feel that PVC is an inferior medium and that you're limited in what you can do with it. The only thing that limits your use of PVC is your imagination. PVC gives you, the builder 100% creative control. The only way one can gain 100% creative control with aluminium is to have your own lathe.
I don't build sabers for a commission, I build sabers because I love Star Wars, lightsabers, and the hobby. The purpose of this thread is to show you what you can achieve with PVC, to show you the techniques that I use to create a PVC saber, and to display the sabers I've created. I also have an MHS saber and a sink tube MHS combo saber under my belt. So I'm not against MHS or aluminun, I just love the creative freedom that I have with using PVC.
I'm also here to offer my assisstance as best I can for any of your builds. If anyone comes up with a new technique or has a better way of doing something please don't hesitate to share your advice, we all learn from each other here.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my work, Jack (Darth Midian)
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