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I kept telling myself, all day Friday, that I was going to build some scratchbuilt Lightsabers (the hilts).  The recipe is simple enough, a Lightsaber hilt is basically just a tube, two hands tall, with an emitter array at one end and handle at the other.  What goes inbetween is pretty much a free-for-all.  Well, it was a long day Friday so I got home, got out of my work clothes, got my jammies on and basically told myself that I was going to take a nap for an hour then get up and build a Lightsaber.  Sometime in the next three hours I snoozed, I can't remember if I got anything to eat or not, and I basically said "screw it" and went to sleep for the night.  Saturday morning I was going to wake up early and get things done.  I slept late.  It felt great.  I woke up, threw on my jeans and a T-shirt and, determined, built a Lightsaber in about 20 minutes.  Later that afternoon I was going to build another Lightsaber but I couldn't decide on the design ... I basically had two emitter arrays built and two end caps so I just said why build two in one day when I can build three?

And that's what I did.

The Lightsabers are built out of wood dowels, off the rack wood parts and some metal ring hooks.  Each saber is about 85% complete as I need to prime them, paint them and detail them but the core of the project is there.

Pictures soon, the unfinished sabers will be posted tomorrow.  I'll work on finishing them up as I can but it was a fun Saturday project.

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Christopher T. Shields
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United States
Born in June, 1969, I am a jaded misanthrope with the mind of a scholar, the heart of a warrior, and the body of a poet. As you can see, I don't take anything in life seriously, not even myself.
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Thank a ton for the watch! more cool models and weird dioramas on the way!
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Pirkleations Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!!

~D
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hauke3000 Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot for the warch!
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hauke3000 Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artist
For the watch of course. My fingers are to thick for the tiny iphone keyboard. :-)
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jorrus Jul 19, 2012
Howdy Mr Shi... I mean, Black Echo!
I am a fan of your extensive prose library; It reads a lot like Fight Club/ William S Burroughs works...
Your use of ambiguous narrators/tall tale/folk lore is legendary, and the way you keep readers entertained (such as with the Cult of the One True Clown story or the description of your favorite Trans Am) are to be commended.
I hope you do produce more content, but damn! That gap really improved your craft 10 fold!

PS: The disclaimer on your going faster site is hilarious.
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TiredJadedSoul Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I've got some projects rolling right now and hope to update my gallery soon with some new horror offerings. I took a while off (okay, like a few years) but time flew by. I was working on my memoirs, a life more lived. Some of it is on The Driver's Seat section (which is the title of the book series I'm writing) but most of the stuff, while written, has yet to be posted. I'm thinking of offering it in a printed format because I really want to publish something. So far, my tales are divided into 3 books ... the first has tales and adventures from 1984 to 1990. The second deals just with 1992 and the third is 1993 to now. A lot happened in 1992 and not very much from 1990 to 1992 but then I was dating someone who had the unique superpower of being able to suck all the excitement out of my life ...
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