A while back I saw some very inspiring youtube videos from Rob Petkau of The Custom Saber Shop a few google searches later, I was brought here where my mind melted in awe. Being the huge Star Wars fan that I am, these boards gave me the courage to build my own. If I am going to do this, I would try for 1) an easy build and 2) an iconic build: Luke Skywalker's from Empire strikes back/The Force Awakens.
Step one: Assemble the parts.
1) The shell of the lightsaber 2) Ignitor 2 Control board 3) LED Light for the Saber and 1" optic holder 4) Crystals 5) Brass Plate 6) 8/32 Threaded Rod 7) Wire 8) Brass Tubes 9) Brass Wood Insert 10) Blender 11) A whole bunch of extra little things and time...lots of time.
Step 1) Take apart the kit Step 2) Cut the Black insert
Step 3) Drill and tap three 8/32 holes in the top going down.
Step 4) CreateBrass Rings
Step 5) Create 3D printed parts to compliment the build
Step 6) Dry fit all connections.
Step 7) Start wiring:
Step 8) Assemble outer Shell.
Step 9) Adjust the lightsaber music and colors.
Thanks again to all the contributors on this forum for helping me build my first lightsaber. I know I left out some 3D designs and other smaller steps of the build process, but if there is a part where you have a question or want more detail on what was done, please feel free to ask.
All the best!
Last Edit: Jul 7, 2016 16:04:23 GMT -5 by moesizzlac
More of my creations at moesizzlac.com. Not really saber related but fun nonetheless.
I'm building my first saber at the moment... no way it's gonna look that good...haha Congrats on a really beautiful job...that chamber looks amazing (mines 3D printed...but hey...I did paint little parts of it myself...haha) I'm crawling before I walk...ur already in a full sprint...haha
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