Post by Darth Midian on Dec 15, 2011 19:30:22 GMT -5
These are my first four completed sabers. I had no idea what I was doing. I completed the first one just in time for Halloween last year. The first 4 sabers I built for my kids. They're built out of 1 1/4" pvc instead of 1" pvc. The rigging I had to go through to get the blades to fit & the led to stay put was insane. But these first 4 builds taught me a lot. They're tough. My kids abuse them. My kids ages range then from 3,4, 8, & 11. I built the hilts at the same time so there was no real progression in the hilt designs. Since these are for my kids, I used 3/4" PEX pipe for the blades. I built 4- 28" blades for, I think $4.00. The grips are black 550 cord. They're not much to look at but I think they're ok. This first one in my youngest son's saber. It has a Lux III cyan led.
The second one belongs to my youngest daughter. It has a P4 white led with a purple Lee filter.
The third saber belongs to my oldest daughter. Her saber has a P4 white led with a pink Lee filter.
The fourth saber was originally for my oldest son, but I decieded to build him a different hilt. I gave this one to my 10 year old distant cousin in Alabama for his birthday. He loves it. The led is a P4 green. My Jaw dropped when I first turned this saber on. I was so impressed by the green.
There are my first 4 sabers. Be kind, like I said I had no idea what I was doing when I built these.
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