Lightsabers & Blasters Machined sabers...

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Darth_Cronus278, Jul 29, 2005.

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  1. jeedai_moyco Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 12, 2005
    I had a question, I've been making hardware sabers for
    about a month now,and I wanted to get into machining, but I don't want
    to buy a lathe,could I use my dremel to make sabers?
  2. meiv4 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 27, 2005
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    ummm, you could use you dremel but you couldnt do machining with it. its machining because you use machines and dremels just arnt big or powerful enough to do that kind of work. but you can do things like carve up the hardware to make it look diffrent.
  3. The_Random_Menace Jedi Knight

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    Jul 3, 2005
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    or, you could always ask your local machine shop...
  4. sal Jedi Master

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    Jun 28, 2004
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    Agreed, but I dont use a dremel.... I use somthing at my dads work that is basically the same thing sept my dad says it goes a whole lot faster, which make the price a whole lot. lol
  5. The_Random_Menace Jedi Knight

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    Jul 3, 2005
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    i use an air cutter/grinder/any clip you put onto it... so it's nice. oh and did i mention it goes 2 times as fast
  6. jeedai_moyco Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 12, 2005
    I wouldn't be using a cheap little wal-mart dremel, I mean a air compressed dremel
  7. sal Jedi Master

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    Jun 28, 2004
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    Aparently this thing cost over 700, closer to $1000 I think.
  8. meiv4 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 27, 2005
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    same deal. still not gonna give you the lathed look. you could do it with an air grinder. but... its gonna take a long time and you still wont be geting an acuall machined look.
  9. The_Random_Menace Jedi Knight

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    u'll get a more haggard look with tools other than a lathe,cnc lathe, or a mill even...
  10. meiv4 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 27, 2005
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    whoo attached the pommel and the belt clip today. is looking like awsome in lightsaber form. just waiting for my customsabershop order to show up. and designing the rest of the thing... ill get more pics tomorrow probably
  11. Quinn-Tain_Finn Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 30, 2005
    Well, I finally got the tubing for my machined saber. At this point it is chucked up in my lathe. Since I work weekends, and Im off through the week, It will be monday before I can do anything else with it. I've already turned the top portion, looks great so far. I will post progress pics as soon as I can sneak over to my house and take some.
  12. sal Jedi Master

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    Jun 28, 2004
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    I caleld the guy who is helping me get my piece that is getting machined and aparently the guy wont be able to get it to me for about a week, but it ok now I can make sure the bottum half of the saber is perfect. So I dont mind
  13. meiv4 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 27, 2005
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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/meiv4/saber/IMG_0291.jpg]

    its almost done. just need to drill a few holes, do a lot of sanding/polishing/painting. make a little belt clip button insead of the cheep plasitc one. and somehow fit the electronics inside of it.
  14. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Master

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    Dec 2, 2002
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    Nice! We'll look forward to seeing the finished product! :D
  15. meiv4 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 27, 2005
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    YAY! finished the outside. now i just need to find out how to get 2 9v batteries the inverter and the switch inside of it. hehe that will be fun, because both batteries wont fit on either side of the switch. off to radioshack for some battery tabs now.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/meiv4/saber/IMG_0304.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/meiv4/saber/IMG_0311.jpg]
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/meiv4/saber/IMG_0307.jpg]
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