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.