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.