Post by Darth Midian on Dec 15, 2011 18:54:48 GMT -5
Hello everyone, this is my second replica saber. I built this saber for Lance (Darth Xanthus). He sent me a message on facebook saying, "Hey I think this would make a great pvc saber." So I took the hint & built it. I just finished it today. The hilt of course is pvc. It has a black mat grip, black covertech wheel, 1" trans white thick walled blade, 5 degree lens, Lux III red led, Obi Wan econo board with pnp transister & resistor, 1" premium speaker, & is powered by 3 AAA batteries. I'm really happy with the way this saber turned out. Here are some pics.
First some inside pics. Here is the speaker chamber, batteries, & sled. I used some scrap 1" thin walled blade stock for the sled. This stuff works great for 1" pvc.
Multiple hilt shots.
A close up of the emitter.
And a video. These new econo boards sound awesome & they're pretty sensitve.
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