Post by Darth Midian on Dec 15, 2011 19:07:23 GMT -5
Here's the crystal chamber I built for my first MHS hilt. I got some inspiration for this from another sabersmith. My original idea didn't have the brass fins in it. I was just going to be 2 pommel inserts & a couple of screws. That top bolt & nut are not part of the design. I just put it there so I can prop it up to take some pictures. I used a red quartz crystal, 2 MHS pommel inserts, 2 led holders from the shack, a Makato red led, brass sheet from the hobby shop, bass string beads, knurled nuts, acorn nuts, brass tubbing, & copper wiring.
Post by Corran Horn on Feb 10, 2013 12:30:51 GMT -5
Generally people try to avoid dueling with a crystal chamber saber. The crystal chamber is hard to build solid enough to not have to worry about losing pieces or breaking something loose from the jarring impact of two sabers colliding at speed.
I don't really recommend dueling with most crystal chamber sabers. Starkillers are especially bad for this as the crystal chamber is exposed all the time. (On most versions anyway.)
"It's only stupid if we die doing it, otherwise it's heroism." -Corran Horn-
Post by Darth Midian on Feb 17, 2013 8:19:47 GMT -5
It's always exciting to see the image in your mind come to life. Most of the sabers I built were just built from the images in my head. I only sketched out maybe three concepts before I built the saber.
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