Lightsabers and stuff...

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by JediXXL, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Ever since I was a little kid I wanted a lightsaber, unfortunately technology back in the mid 70's didn't offer much...
    Some of us remember the old inflatable flashlight types. Still I knew someone could do better! The plastic toy sabers were ok, but I wanted something that was metal and well made. Finally I have found what I was looking for...

    For those of you who wanted to know where I got my lightsaber from go to this site...

    http://www.parksabers.com/index.html

    Expensive, but worth every penny... :D
  2. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Welcome newbie! We were introduced to the parksabers a while back and have another member who owns one. They look awesome with the blades inserted.

    Please introduce yourself and look around. Are you the guy from Toys R Us that I heard about from several members?
  3. BuffaloJedi Jedi Master

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    Welcome JediXXL (Gil)... nice to see you made it to The North Ridge forum!

    -Scott (Buffalo Jedi)
  4. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Park sabres uses an electroluminescent blade to achieve the working effect. Its actually fairly inexpensive to make yourself if you can get the material.

    I'm in the process of looking for a supplier on this side of the border, but the material should cost less than $3/ft plus about $10 or so for the power inverter to light it up.

    But if you aren't so technically inclined, then yes from all accounts the Parks sabres are nice.

    Actually since he know sells replica Graflex and parts I may order a clamp from him for a new sabre design.
  5. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Apr 11, 2003
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    If you just want el material might I suggest Thinkgeek.com ? They have an el case mod material for computer towers that runs off of a similar driver. They also sell green lazer pointers for those of you who want a different color lazer for your blasters. [face_mischief]
    Green is brighter because of where it sits on the color spectrum.

    Also if you have your own hilt and just need an el blade kit you can get on rather inexpensively at http://www.lightechindustries.com

    Hope this helps...
  6. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    I started work on a new saber. It should be ready for the game on Saturday.
  7. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Here's a little sight I came across for all of you guys who want to build your own "working" el lightsabers...

    http://www.beingseen.com

    They even offer free tech support even if you got your stuff elsewhere.
  8. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Does anyone know where to get knurled nuts around here? I checked Home Depot, Valu, and some mom and pop hardware stores and can't find any.
  9. LadySith22 Force Ghost

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    Sep 24, 2002
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    I could make a very interesting comment in reply to that.. but instead I will just ask:
    What the hell is a knurled nut??
  10. Stemmi Force Ghost

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    i think its when someone kicks you down there and you go "OWWWWW! Dude you just gave me a knurled nut!"
  11. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Home Depot should have brass knurled nuts and thumbwheels in the hardware section, if not you can go to:
    http://www.shear-loc.com/knurled.htm

    for plastic thumbscrews, and if you call them and ask nicely they might send you a sample for free. Size number 10 is a good size for most saber applications.
  12. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    You can also get these from www.romansempireproductions.com

    Red Knobs
  13. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    BINGO!!!!!!

    Thanks Gil!
  14. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Looked in my box o'parts and I don't have any extra knurled knobs, sorry Chris!

    [image=http://www.parksabers.com/images/arc-www/arc.jpg]
    This is the saber I'm considering putting on the block...
  15. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Apr 11, 2003
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    Look at what's on the way this fall...

    [image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2/NewSaberPackaging.jpg] Just in time for saber school, no?
  16. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    You expect me to open those??? :p
  17. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    It'd be hard to duel with them in the box, and after a while, depending on how many hits they take, they will open anyway... [face_devil]
  18. StoyBoy720 Jedi Master

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    Jun 26, 2003
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    My brother and I used to duel each other with the Luke and Vader ones a few years back, when the first came out...

    As it stand, my luke lightsbaer is one good hit shy of having the blad crack in half lol.
  19. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Luckily for you the re-issued lightsabers are coming then... You should be able to get a replacement that looks just like the original! (See above)
  20. StoyBoy720 Jedi Master

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  21. buster726 Jedi Master

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    Sep 19, 2002
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    This stuff is great guys if you want to make your own sabers let me know I'm hosting a lightsaber building workshop.
  22. Primrodo Force Ghost

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    Jun 23, 2002
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    I like hardware, though prefer lathed...more stability for dueling, like our fan films:

    [image=http://www.randomsabers.com/temp_pictures/falcon.jpg]
    [image=http://www.randomsabers.com/temp_pictures/blaze.jpg]
    [image=http://www.randomsabers.com/temp_pictures/dalo.jpg]
  23. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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  24. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    New saber builder on the block...
    [image=http://www.thesaberworks.com/pics/Saber%20pics/allsabers%20(Small).JPG]
    Check out the site... The Saberworks
  25. Primrodo Force Ghost

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