I will get you the exact dimensions as soon as I get home from work.
Sounds great my friend. I found a gutted MR force FX Luke (or anakin) Graflex hilt in my closet, I figure the dimensions are similar. I would still love your measurements though to be sure. A measurement of the OD just south of the glass eye and a measurement around the t-grips would be awesome. I have the Frog saber all figured out.
I spent an hour just now on the computer replicating [wall/floor] patterns from the Cloud City Carbonite Chamber to plug into the CNC plasma cutter... I don't want to spoil anything, but there is a solid possibility that this stand is going to be LIGHTED.
I want to give a big shout out to defcon4 , who is also helping me with something special (stand related).
This project for Grayson is exciting and fast paced and SO MUCH FUN. The feelings are flowing. I am super proud to be a part of this community. I am literally experiencing *allergies* right MEOW.
The response of this thread has blown me away. We have an amazing group of guys on this forum!
Luke, you need any blades? Or do you have that taken care of? Call me, or text me, and let me know!
I don't have any decent 7/8" blades in stock. All of the ones I have are scratched and banged up from dueling. I can't remember if anyone else has donated one or not. If not, it would be greatly appreciated.
Luke, I have an unused 7/8s Obi Shane blade. It's only 32 inches. Don't know what the dimensions are for the Yoda hilt but if that works, it's yours.
Also, if we build a hilt for his dad, I can help there too.
Rogue Five has generously donated a 7/8" x 37" Obi Shane Blade. I think that pretty much covers all of the sabers and parts that we need. If anyone can think of anything we are missing, please let us know.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Dec 7, 2016 7:39:12 GMT -5
Yes, rogue five has offered a 7/8" blade. I can't think of anything we're missing.
@ Rogue Five, I agree. Maybe this stand should be a run. We could call the stand, "The Grayson".
For those late to the party we are still taking donations to help the family pay for medical bills. Jenny was telling me that just prior to Grayson being born they had to short sale their home in anticipation of the upcoming medical bills. They now live in a non handcip friendly apartment. They hope at some point to catch up with bills so they can purchase a home where Grayson's wheelchair is not an issue.
Darn stairs!!!!!! They aren't good for Grayson or Stormtroopers. There's a really good chance you guys might see a bloopers reel next week.
Donations can be made to my PayPal until 12/16 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Dec 7, 2016 9:28:36 GMT -5
Way too long. I don't know amperfect length but given Grayson's size and health issues, if he has any chance of holding it, I'd think the blade needs to be no more than 24" at the max. He's going to have trouble holding any length. The shorter the better in this special case.
I've seen him in a video holding a phone playing angry birds. Holding the empty hilt won't be an issue. The long blade will add weight to the hilt by extending the balance point.
I shipped the Yoda with a 28" blade so we've got that covered. It uses a 3/4". In fact, it's got most everything with it. Display emitter, blade emitter, stand, extra thumb screws, chargers, gorgeous presentation box, even a microfiber polishing cloth. That's one of the reasons I thought this would be good for the family. Since the run time is low I also included 8 new batteries (4 sets). Luke will just need to charge the batteries and bring a screwdriver since I didn't think to include one.
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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