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Custom lightsabers 2

Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:44 pm

These aren't for sale either. Same reasons as last time. However this time I would like some feedback. I have enough parts to make one more hilt design. I can't think of any type of designs so I need your help. I also want to thank eclipseGrafx. He was the first and only one so far that I have seen with the lightsaber staff. The only reason I made some was because I was inspired by eclipse. Anyway onto my second batch of hilts.



This was my first staff design. I thought that since my hilts were one solid color I could add a little color to this one.



Pretty much the same story with this one but I wanted to try out black.



I did this one plain thinking. Ah what the heck, it will match my hilts.



I love this hilt It was originally going to be curved but. I think it looks better this way.
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Post by Aerial Trooper Nitro on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:29 pm

Wow nice, I really like the staff with the black piece. How do you make these? I have been trying to figure out how for the better part of 5 months.
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Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:46 pm

Aerial Trooper Nitro wrote:Wow nice, I really like the staff with the black piece. How do you make these? I have been trying to figure out how for the better part of 5 months.

Sorry but I can't tell you that. I think I figured out the way eclipseGrafx does his and I don't want to give away his techniques for the hilts or the staffs. I might be wrong however. He might look at it and say that he makes it different.
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Post by Aerial Trooper Nitro on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:48 pm

cjcutrone9 wrote:
Aerial Trooper Nitro wrote:Wow nice, I really like the staff with the black piece. How do you make these? I have been trying to figure out how for the better part of 5 months.

Sorry but I can't tell you that. I think I figured out the way eclipseGrafx does his and I don't want to give away his techniques for the hilts or the staffs. I might be wrong however. He might look at it and say that he makes it different.

You really are killing me man, I am now depressed Someone help....
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Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:22 pm

Aerial Trooper Nitro wrote:
cjcutrone9 wrote:
Aerial Trooper Nitro wrote:Wow nice, I really like the staff with the black piece. How do you make these? I have been trying to figure out how for the better part of 5 months.

Sorry but I can't tell you that. I think I figured out the way eclipseGrafx does his and I don't want to give away his techniques for the hilts or the staffs. I might be wrong however. He might look at it and say that he makes it different.

You really are killing me man, I am now depressed Someone help....

I really am sorry about that.
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Re: Custom lightsabers 2

Post by Aerial Trooper Nitro on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:07 am

cjcutrone9 wrote:
Aerial Trooper Nitro wrote:
cjcutrone9 wrote:

Sorry but I can't tell you that. I think I figured out the way eclipseGrafx does his and I don't want to give away his techniques for the hilts or the staffs. I might be wrong however. He might look at it and say that he makes it different.

You really are killing me man, I am now depressed Someone help....

I really am sorry about that.

Can you at least give me a hint? I'm not looking to make these so I can sell them I want to use them on my jedi and sith minifigures.
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Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:51 am

Aerial Trooper Nitro wrote:
cjcutrone9 wrote:
Aerial Trooper Nitro wrote:

You really are killing me man, I am now depressed Someone help....

I really am sorry about that.

Can you at least give me a hint? I'm not looking to make these so I can sell them I want to use them on my jedi and sith minifigures.

The only hint I can give you without giving away how to make it is that it requires lots of patience. But if you want it bad enough I guess I could break down and sell/trade two of them to you. Only two because the rest might be prizes for some upcoming contest.
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Post by Axel on Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:25 am

cjcutrone9 wrote:
Aerial Trooper Nitro wrote:Wow nice, I really like the staff with the black piece. How do you make these? I have been trying to figure out how for the better part of 5 months.

Sorry but I can't tell you that. I think I figured out the way eclipseGrafx does his and I don't want to give away his techniques for the hilts or the staffs. I might be wrong however. He might look at it and say that he makes it different.

His technique is different. And definitely not hard to figure out.
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Post by pyro of the 19th on Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:40 am

I like the hilt because (IMHO) it's the only one that says STAR WARS. Wink
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Post by Halen on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:04 pm

Google a lathe and you will figure it out. It's the same concept that applies to making wooden spindles. You would use different cutting tools though.
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Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:48 pm

Commander Halen wrote:Google a lathe and you will figure it out. It's the same concept that applies to making wooden spindles. You would use different cutting tools though.
I know that he carves but I can't find a rod thick enough to carve into. I also didn't want to give away anything he did. I know how adamant he is about keeping that secret and I didn't want to accidently give away that secret even if I didn't do it exactly like he did.


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Post by Aerial Trooper Nitro on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:02 pm

cjcutrone9 wrote:
Commander Halen wrote:Google a lathe and you will figure it out. It's the same concept that applies to making wooden spindles. You would use different cutting tools though.
I know that he carves but I can't find a rod thick enough to carve into. I also didn't want to give away anything he did. I know how adamant he is about keeping that secret and I didn't want to accidently give away that secret even if I didn't do it exactly like he did.

You know what whtever I'll figure it out someday but for now I'll just be getting from eclipse Razz. Eventually I will figure it out, although I think technic pins are used in some form to make these.
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Re: Custom lightsabers 2

Post by Chapstick on Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:32 am

Nice hilts you got there, I think they are all great. I just like the first one for the Jedi, just seem more appropriate to match their robes. Same with the second one, but for the Sith. The thrid is like a retired Jedi feel, so yeah. Um.. the last one was kind a standaed hilt, so no comment.
Hope this helps :p

P.S. I need some custom saber hilts, I realy don't like the Lego ones... its like everyone copied Obi Wan's design, so if you can make some, maybe you can PM me Razz
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Post by Axel on Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:38 am

cjcutrone9 wrote:
Commander Halen wrote:Google a lathe and you will figure it out. It's the same concept that applies to making wooden spindles. You would use different cutting tools though.
I know that he carves but I can't find a rod thick enough to carve into. I also didn't want to give away anything he did. I know how adamant he is about keeping that secret and I didn't want to accidently give away that secret even if I didn't do it exactly like he did.

You do know that he just carves into regular rods and lightsaber hilts, right? There's nothing special about the way he makes his hilts, apart from having more skill in the area than everyone else.
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Post by C.J.Cutrone9 on Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:01 pm

Axel wrote:
cjcutrone9 wrote:
Commander Halen wrote:Google a lathe and you will figure it out. It's the same concept that applies to making wooden spindles. You would use different cutting tools though.
I know that he carves but I can't find a rod thick enough to carve into. I also didn't want to give away anything he did. I know how adamant he is about keeping that secret and I didn't want to accidently give away that secret even if I didn't do it exactly like he did.

You do know that he just carves into regular rods and lightsaber hilts, right? There's nothing special about the way he makes his hilts, apart from having more skill in the area than everyone else.
Then how does he get the blade to stick into the rod the exact same size?
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Post by Axel on Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:46 am

Main body of the staff is carved, the emitter and other protruding parts are made from cut up and carved pins, which are then either glued on or simply slid onto the body.

At this stage, I think attempting eclipse's method is beyond our skill level. Here's an article that may help you in future with easier custom hilts: http://www.minifigcustoms.com/node/5392
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Post by eclipsegrafx on Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:38 am

Axel wrote:
cjcutrone9 wrote:
Commander Halen wrote:Google a lathe and you will figure it out. It's the same concept that applies to making wooden spindles. You would use different cutting tools though.
I know that he carves but I can't find a rod thick enough to carve into. I also didn't want to give away anything he did. I know how adamant he is about keeping that secret and I didn't want to accidently give away that secret even if I didn't do it exactly like he did.

You do know that he just carves into regular rods and lightsaber hilts, right? There's nothing special about the way he makes his hilts, apart from having more skill in the area than everyone else.

Actually its less skill and more the right tools. Which I won't explain how to make.

It didn't take long to learn the rest once I made the right equipment for it. I have since tried to upgrade the equipment but it doesn't seem to give the same results.
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