Greetings from the Dune Sea. This saber has changed many hands during the course of it's infancy and I'm glad to see it finally come into it's own. It's about now that I wished I had taken before and after pics so everyone could see what has been done to it. Cosmetically wise, I lathed down the MHS emitter and re-ground the edges, lathed down the MHS blank pommel. Instead of using the standard MHS grill we wanted to use something else, so Sand sources some really fine copper mesh screen material and we went with that. All the screws you see externally are there for a reason. Custom lathed switches for that rugged feeling and sleek interface feel. Form follows function on this build, an extremely rugged saber built for whatever sandpeople can throw at it.
Specs: Igniter r4 Big Pappa version 7.4v Dual 18500 pack x4 RGB blinky in the recharge box
Special thanks goes to: Caz e13azar Nartules
Thanks for looking!
Last Edit: Feb 14, 2015 21:31:33 GMT -5 by Obi-Shane
Post by sandpeople on Feb 14, 2015 23:46:05 GMT -5
5 of my current sabers have been built or rebuilt by Obi-Shane; it's that way for a reason folks- He is a master and the proof is in the details and the collaboration. He had the idea for the pommel and emitter. The filister screws are both necessary, and kept with the feel of the hilt, and the OT feel. Obi-shane built off a fine start from Darkside Engineering and Nico Diath.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
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