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Re-inforcing my lightsaber blade....

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by geoffclark, Apr 8, 2003.

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  1. geoffclark

    geoffclark Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jan 27, 2003
    I'm in the processing of making my sabers for my fanfilm, I Made them so 1/2" something can screw into them. I've been using PVC, when swinging them around, but I dont know if PVC is the best material (or even remotely good) what else do you people use? To me PVC seems better than a wooden dowel, but I've already broken one in a clash. Is there anything I can coat the PVC in to make it stronger? (shilac or something (SP?)) Or if I put a smaller dowel within the PVC will it make it less likely to break. Please give me your comments, thanks alot!
     
  2. DarthFeldman

    DarthFeldman Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 16, 2002
    yes.. smaller dowel inside pvc..works much better
     
  3. Kev-Mas_Colcha

    Kev-Mas_Colcha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    yes!!! put a wooden dowel inside of the pvc to reinforce it. That works wonders!
     
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