Post by Luke Skywalker on Jul 16, 2012 12:05:48 GMT -5
I've been thinking about the MHS Graflex and thought Id toss my idea out there. Tim mentioned doing a custom part after things slowed down a bit.
My idea was to have him make the Graflex BH but three inches longer to eliminate the seam that annoys every MHS Graflex builder.
As I was thinking about this I got to wondering about how you could go about using the red buttons as switches like the real Graflex.
Bore out the BH from the emitter end down to a depth of two inches. Then have Tim machine an inner sleeve that slides in like a glove. The inner sleeve would be held in place by a setscrew. You'd still have a little lip on the lower end that would house the led and heatsink. On the inner sleeve machine it like a traditional Graflex BH with the recessed areas under the red buttons along with channels for the wires to run through.
to be honst 3 inches might be to long, I used the graflex blade holder, 2 inch exstention, double male , then 5 inch exstenstion, and it ended up being the pefect size so I think 2 inches added would be perfect.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Jul 16, 2012 12:32:23 GMT -5
The only difference in my build is the grip section. I'm using the Mara mad style grips. I already have a vintage Graflex with drilled chamber so this one for trooping is meant to be a variant that is more user friendly for spinning/dueling.
My MHS when placed next to my vintage Graflex comes within 1/8" in total length of the real deal. My custom clamp made by Arkhan is exactly 2" to mirror the vintage clamp. The seam needs to go under the clamp to hide it. I measure 3".
The closest you could come would be to add the TCSS double male extension at 1.5". That would put you within 1/4" of a vintage Graflex. But why have the extra section when you could just have two main body sections?
My plan was also to have a male end to it so you dont need the double male adapter.
Post by Darkside Engineering on Jul 16, 2012 12:39:38 GMT -5
About the seams, its called fit and finish, if you look at my bloodshine saber the only seams you see is where the red piece meets the black piece, the blade holder and upper hilt looks like one piece and the handle and pommel look like one piece, no seams. That saber I did for nartules you have to look for the seam where I machined the new lower half for it, there is a small visible line there but thats not the seam, lol. One of the reasons that true custom sabers are so much money, theres a lot of work that goes into little things like this that most people dont realize.
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ZahcStarKiller: Yeah I have to agree. I just happened to stumble across spot #1 on the orbital machining Obi TPM run and had the opportunity to purchase it. That is pretty darn close to happiness.
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aginor: How did you get 5 harp Sabers???
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djcbooks81: just been picking them up along the way
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djcbooks81: i should do some professional photos of my collection i guess
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djcbooks81: its looking pretty good
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ZahcStarKiller: djcbooks81, My collection is getting pretty fat as well. Three graflex, luke V2, Phoenix Props Kylo, Orbital Machining Obi, and a few custom sabers. Will be looking for a Qui Gon soon, and then I'll be starting to acquire every saber variant from the OT.
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ZahcStarKiller: Then the PT. Must have a good Maul and a few clan sabers. The lady of the house just approved my idea of doing a cantina in one of our huge spare bedrooms, so I am starting a Hn in Carbonite (full size) this summer and will probably be starting an R2 also.
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