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Title: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 02, 2014, 07:08:36 AM
A recent post with someone looking for an OBI ROTS got me to pick up an old project I started a while back and consider finishing it up.

Instead though I dug through my parts bin and found an old grenade and neck section I bought about 5 years ago.  At the time I didn't have machines and wasn't sure how I was going to make an Obi saber from just those parts.  I am not sure who made them...I was told RussRep but I thought all his old ones were steel.  It is definitely not parks though because it has thinner cubes on it (much better suited for the ROTS) and all the threading is totally different.

So I started looking at what I could do.  I had already bought a large chunk of brass for the neck ring a while back for the last Obi ROTS I was planning.  I have the copper for the upper neck as well.

Here is what I have done so far.

- turned down the last segment on the grenade section toward the emitter and re-shaped it (ROTS has much more of an angle).
- thinned the brass neck
- turned down and threaded the last section of the grenade toward the pommel end
- threaded the last section toward the pommel end.
- made and threaded a section to go under the TCSS box
- machined the next to last segment of the grenade section to match up with the threaded section I made (both end segments are thinner than the middle segments on the original prop).


My next step is to make a correct gear section.  The ANH has 18 grooves but the ROTS has 12 and are shaped differently so I have to make it from scratch.  I will thread it to go into the center section I made.

For the pommel I will use a modified TCSS pommel because they work great and look good for an ROTS saber. 

After the body is done I will work on the neck section.

Anyway here are progress pics (click to enlarge)...



Yes in order to angle the top segment correctly I had to machine into the brass part.  Once I powder coat it black you will never know (the ROTS has black up to the neck)...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots1.jpg&hash=b7b1f3c048fd4a7d8ae6f2ba144339b42fb3e191) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots1.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots2.jpg&hash=93a8f53ef8feac330a66378da5abbd6a53d3b3b8) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots2.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots3.jpg&hash=06f503b0fa5818aee932ba0edceced18f19e4349) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots3.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots4.jpg&hash=f7d6920fc59d51a41ba05445dd1360220429927e) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots4.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots5.jpg&hash=4cd237b47231e99c8e7a0276e597f4cefb52c349) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots5.jpg)



Questions or comments welcome...





Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Wildcard on May 02, 2014, 08:38:12 AM
Looking beautiful so far Chewy, and I can't wait to see updates as it progresses! Much love for the OBI III's!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on May 02, 2014, 09:32:48 AM
The Obi ROTS is hands-down my absolute favorite hilt. So slim and elegant. An accurate and functional Obi ROTS is my questing beast. Looking good so far, Chewie! Can't wait to see this beauty completed! Just to throw it out there though, the ROTS' "grenade" section has 6 lateral grooves as apposed to the ANH's 8.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 02, 2014, 09:43:23 AM
The Obi ROTS is hands-down my absolute favorite hilt. So slim and elegant. An accurate and functional Obi ROTS is my questing beast. Looking good so far, Chewie! Can't wait to see this beauty completed! Just to throw it out there though, the ROTS' "grenade" section has 6 lateral grooves as apposed to the ANH's 8.

Thanks,  yeah I know about the grooves but am kind of stuck with what I have since I don't have the machines to do the grooves correctly.   It will not be an exact replica but should be a nice representation and pretty close.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Justintmars on May 02, 2014, 11:51:38 AM
Stop it Chewie!
I want this already and can't afford it lol!

Great work so far
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 02, 2014, 08:04:30 PM
LOL thanks.

I didn't get to do as much today as I wanted because of my pesky day job but I did get the back of the middle section threaded and the gear section turned down and threaded.

I left it long for now because I do not now how deep I will cut the back threading until I get the TCSS pommel.

I hope to get it on the mill tomorrow to cut the grooves.

Here are the pics...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots6.jpg&hash=478fae30f436786bf917698594c7f5119650b865) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots6.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots7.jpg&hash=8f62c4e5607e278324e622b9e2c7214224d9195a) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots7.jpg)


Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Simpi-Gon Sims on May 03, 2014, 04:13:15 AM
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.christrevas.com%2Fstarwars%2Fportfolio_starwars%2Fswk_yoda.jpg&hash=7d854dd23ada253141f21b1c7fdcba69d1c8108c)


Watch this closely, I will  :)) :D

Keep up the awesome work, CHEWBACCA!!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 03, 2014, 07:12:18 PM
Well it turns out I do not have the tooling I need for the gear section so I will have to order that Monday.  I wanted to do something on it though so decided to start on the neck section.  I decided to try and preserve as much of the neck as possible and connect onto it from there.  If it doesn't look right I will either cut it off at the ring and the bottom and just build a neck to connect the two.  I think it will be fine though.


I took pics of it while on the machine because I do not want to take it off since I still have more cutting to do.  I cant do anymore cutting though until I figure out what size thread I will be using. 

Anyway enough typing...here are some pics.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots8.jpg&hash=e6e123c5b5494220df44f323b3deb2aa354480d7) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots8.jpg)


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots9.jpg&hash=d3bf795719500101e554cbe86b2364f54789fb15) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots9.jpg)


In this last pic I just stuck it in front of the piece kind of where it will be...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots10.jpg&hash=e6dbd8acb42fbfa2ed3c4e99b21975fd443b09b5) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots10.jpg)


I am pretty happy with it so far.

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 03, 2014, 08:05:21 PM
OK the bell part of the ring was kind of bothering me because it just looked too straight and the inside groove wasn't rounded enough.  I decided to reshape it some and I am much more pleased with it now.

I will get pics of that tomorrow though (battery charging on the camera).

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 04, 2014, 11:28:31 AM
OK here are the new pics of the neck ring.  I am much more happy with it now.  I just need to get a tap for the other part of the neck so I can tap that and then thread the new neck piece so I can get it off my machine and make the copper part.  I will probably do that tomorrow.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots11.jpg&hash=40365789092f3ad21b485a8dcbbd87496f73455b) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots11.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots12.jpg&hash=8f97e141d5008718a8ceae9840b5886c8baac676) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots12.jpg)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: RyDiddy on May 04, 2014, 11:38:30 AM
The details on the neck are looking good, MH!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: merCUrium on May 04, 2014, 10:40:26 PM
Nice machining so far. I always like to see a saber slowly come to life, especially with machining and workbench pics.

Thank you for sharing this!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 05, 2014, 05:19:45 PM
Thanks :)

OK let me first say I am really, REALLY proud of this neck piece.  I am not sure exactly why because it wasn't that difficult but I don't know...I am just really happy with it lol.


I threaded it, cut it off and threaded the other end, then threaded the existing neck.  I hope to start on the copper part tomorrow but we will see.

I think the ring part is about right but it may need to be a little thinner (length wise not width).  I am going to wait until I have the copper neck and the emitter on before I make that call though.  I can take off more but cant put it back lol.

anyway here are the newest pics...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots13.jpg&hash=69402566cfe774a994beb93669b1219155effcf4) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots13.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots14.jpg&hash=1de0fa0a71b74d68c31d5859a4b0336c35f9cf5b) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots14.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots15.jpg&hash=10a46bce50789e2bdef9e1510705d2a85607b828) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots15.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots16.jpg&hash=e889967c004c03c8df38927a6b354a5275ae9716) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots16.jpg)


Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Scorpion on May 05, 2014, 05:33:54 PM
this is looking awesome i dont think thers been a correct obi rots done yet
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Nicholas.slaydon on May 05, 2014, 06:33:32 PM
this is looking awesome i dont think thers been a correct obi rots done yet
I know I have always wanted a accurate obi rots
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: RyDiddy on May 05, 2014, 08:37:52 PM
this is looking awesome i dont think thers been a correct obi rots done yet
I know I have always wanted a accurate obi rots

Ditto
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: scottjua on May 05, 2014, 11:28:18 PM
What a beautiful finish on those machined parts.

Man this will be awesome!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Corran Horn on May 06, 2014, 07:23:30 AM


this is looking awesome i dont think thers been a correct obi rots done yet
I know I have always wanted a accurate obi rots

So have I.  I'm watching this thread VERY closely.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: EXAR KUN on May 06, 2014, 10:28:22 AM
this is looking awesome i dont think thers been a correct obi rots done yet

MH said it won't be completely correct but I do think it is coming along great.

I really love that neck piece and I can appreciate that bell curved part, it definitely looks better than the first go. That brass is shining!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 06, 2014, 05:36:29 PM
Thanks...

Yeah this is not 100% accurate BUT it should be a really nice representation but slightly bigger around (and in proportion with the step up).

It will be for sale when complete BTW...its getting a CF7 and BBW Tri-rebel.

OK I made the copper neck part and the blade holder.

What I did for the emitter was use an old AL one I had (no idea where I got it) that was for a static hilt evidently.  I made the little step down on it (it was straight across).

I drilled out the center section completely and then made a new blade holder that screwed onto the copper neck.  I made a space for the Tri-rebel and a 7/8th blade.

Then I press fit it onto the existing emitter which worked perfectly.

I made a decisions to give myself a little more blade depth and I do not like it so I will be getting the blade holder back out of the emitter and shortening it.  I will have about 1/4" to 1/2" less blade clearance but I do now like how long the piece sticks out the bottom.

That is IF I can press the blade holder back out lol.

I will probably mess with that tomorrow some.

Here are the pics I took anyway...you can see how far the bottom of the blade holder sticks out and I thought I wouldn't mind but I do not like it (not when everything else is in correct proportion).

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots17.jpg&hash=d8ef7fb310a39b1048bec3d8a014525c83da0a7b) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots17.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots18.jpg&hash=3ad487774a2bb0fa74611b4956d7a8a878e1c393) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots18.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots19.jpg&hash=9cd5cff81a2ab9bb074dba85778d6a03bb0301f1) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots19.jpg)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 06, 2014, 06:18:07 PM
Just ignore my post above LOL

I just couldn't stand it so I pressed the blade holder out and fixed it.  I am much happier with it now and it really looks good.

While I had it off I took some pics (forgot to before).

So here is the saber with the grenade and neck section done (well machining...I need to sand and polish the emitter because it has some small scratches in it)...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots20.jpg&hash=4f13a14301db6a455459acff99f77eb920775d2c) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots20.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots21.jpg&hash=71febc928b7daddeedf8817f133fbd72ebafa15e) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots21.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots22.jpg&hash=1e3f44e2d99e5e64a5723e72110b1d13d749b726) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots22.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots23.jpg&hash=e185ce2eab1d59973f25f9cf6c02538737a6e4a6) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots23.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots24.jpg&hash=65f7137c634a1acd6076e7b61058eae018823b05) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots24.jpg)



Now I just have to wait until my tooling comes in for the grenade and also wait on the TCSS pommel.

I will probably work on it again this weekend (hopefully everything is in by then).

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: EXAR KUN on May 06, 2014, 07:28:00 PM
That is beautiful!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Sandpeople are people too on May 06, 2014, 09:28:28 PM
Sweet!  I like the copper and brass elements- The ROTS obi has been in my top 3 for ages (it's currently #1, with a V2 luke at #2). 
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Greebles on May 07, 2014, 05:53:16 AM
I like this ALOT. Coming together very nicely. 100% agree with you about the shortened blade holder it looks much better now (proportionally).

-Denzil
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 07, 2014, 09:37:47 AM
Thanks :).  I really appreciate it.  I have spent a lot of time on this to try and get it right. 

I had to go back this morning and re-do some stuff because it just looked too long.  I got my measuring tools and begin to get it all in proportion to the rest of the body.

I had to take a little off the copper neck, neck ring and the step up part below the neck ring.

After that I machined all the scratches out of the emitter and it is finished for sure this time (the grenade up that is).

Here are the final pics of the grenade up plus some of the greeblies I dug up from where I had this planned before.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots25.jpg&hash=46c142300b40409e6bbcb96d5314d08d11a934cd) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots25.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots26.jpg&hash=dd80a53cd463b3449bc397355e6b05702ce0b27d) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots26.jpg)


EDIT...oh and how about a side by side with a Parks Obi MKIV (or III...cant remember).

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots27.jpg&hash=240bbad99261933c7efc835c32715fa2949d2dcc) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots27.jpg)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Justintmars on May 07, 2014, 10:05:09 AM
What a beauty!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 07, 2014, 08:25:16 PM
I know every is probably sick of me updating this thread several times a day lol...

My TCSS pommel came in today so I decided to go ahead and modify it for the saber.  I cut the threading off and threaded it on the inside, then I turned down the step up on the lip (front and back) and cut a piece of TCSS shroud material to extend the pommel (both in thickness and length) and finally turned down and threaded what will be the gear section.

It is looking like a saber finally lol...

Here is the saber together...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots28.jpg&hash=bb0532bd74c63e680e1405c1d80f2f2eb60bfb6a) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots28.jpg)


Here is the pommel off showing the threading internally and externally...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots29.jpg&hash=146fa00c8168d185df2bef51dbf94157582a0b58) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots29.jpg)


And finally here are all the pieces unscrewed...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots30.jpg&hash=cfc3272d6cb05d32b4bfba754b89023fbd670465) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots30.jpg)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Deke on May 07, 2014, 08:32:42 PM
That thing is beautiful, wish there was a run of these.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: QUI-GON JINN on May 07, 2014, 08:34:01 PM
Very nice,  MH. This is probably one of the only movie sabers I've ever felt I wanted to have in my possession,  and this one is turning out quite nice indeed.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: scottjua on May 07, 2014, 08:51:00 PM
The more you post the more I learn. I'm all good... in fact... please post more!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Nicholas.slaydon on May 07, 2014, 09:05:28 PM
That thing is beautiful, wish there was a run of these.
so do I.  :)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Ho-Wai Lowill on May 07, 2014, 10:09:59 PM
what a beauty :o, definitely wishing there is a run of this sabre as well.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: Greebles on May 08, 2014, 05:48:46 AM
The more you post the more I learn. I'm all good... in fact... please post more!

I agree with Scott 100%.

-Denzil
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 08, 2014, 07:49:09 PM
Don't learn from me...I am just making it up as I go lol.

I spent the day on other projects since I couldn't do anything to the Obi until my end mills come in BUT then decide to add to the Obi anyway.  I decided I wanted to put a crystal chamber reveal in it.

The way I am doing it is by taking some solid stock I have and turning it down and then threading it.  That is all I have done today.  Next is to bore it out, design a cutout for it and the brass internal crystal mounts.  I also need to find the crystal I have been saving for such a project.  I hope to have some time to do at least some of that tomorrow.


Now I didn't want to rework everything so I decided to keep the screw on grenade section.  To do this I found some 360 degree slip ring wires that are rated at 2A.  This will allow the wires to freely spin without twisting up.  I have ordered the slip rings and hope to have them early next week.

Here are the pics.  I am going to machine out a speaker holder in the bottom threaded part which will clear up the pommel area and make it easier to get to the SD card.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots31.jpg&hash=b076a9702d54f41f442cddcb0bad62c9743ebcf9) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots31.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots32.jpg&hash=eb2cfe00813909dc15a6d3ede97603b3cc8da0a2) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots32.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots33.jpg&hash=4d59c63afe9d1051c2caf521bf28d8a9572836d6) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots33.jpg)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: scottjua on May 08, 2014, 09:40:45 PM
Weird... I'm working on an ANH Obi reveal, and did almost exactly the same thing today. Machined a large blank (amazing how much time it takes) that will be more core to slide up into the grenade.

Awesome
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP
Post by: sithslayer1 on May 09, 2014, 01:08:05 PM
I have never been a fan of the Obi ROTS  until now! Great work, MH! I like the improved proportions. The neck is beautiful!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 09, 2014, 07:12:40 PM
Thanks again everyone :)

I have the crystal chamber set up now.  I am not finished because I have to file some rough edges down, mount the crystal (still looking for my other one which would fit perfectly) and cut a channel in one of the bars to put a tube so I can run the wires. 

Let me know what you think...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots34.jpg&hash=a57291f52dcdb33a9ca08c461272b9d45b8cb350) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots34.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots35.jpg&hash=e50485ba65f26becb753d2b530711c4eb1415cb0) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots35.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots36.jpg&hash=77a71f25ce071b072dcd78089977f20f00779a9d) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots36.jpg)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: Corran Horn on May 09, 2014, 07:15:06 PM
You're killing me with this.

My dream hilt is a custom Obi ROTS much like what you are creating right now.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: Darth Smorgis on May 09, 2014, 07:16:31 PM
Hmmm.  Pics are not showing up for me for some reason.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 09, 2014, 07:19:41 PM
sorry about that I added them before actually uploading them.  Try reloading the page now and see if it works.  Or try backing out of FX and come back on and then try.

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: Darth Smorgis on May 09, 2014, 07:25:11 PM
Nope.  Each picture just shows a "?" in the middle of the image.
I can see all of your other pics, just not the most recent crystal chamber pics.

Oh well, i will try again later.  I am sure it looks amazing.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 09, 2014, 07:36:31 PM
Sorry DS...maybe it will show up later for you.

KE...do it man :)  There are not enough Obi ROTS out there.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: Arryck Corso on May 09, 2014, 07:49:24 PM
Man I just can't take my eyes off this post.  Such beautiful work Chewy.  Looking forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: Justintmars on May 09, 2014, 07:59:45 PM
I have a bunch of small-medium size crystals, whats the rough diameter you are looking for?

Since I am in a constant state of owing you, I can send them your way.

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: Sandpeople are people too on May 09, 2014, 08:25:55 PM
You're killing me with this.

My dream hilt is a custom Obi ROTS much like what you are creating right now.
Double for me on that one.

I like the recurrence of copper and brass for the holder- ties in the neck elements
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 09, 2014, 08:30:17 PM
You're killing me with this.

My dream hilt is a custom Obi ROTS much like what you are creating right now.
Double for me on that one.

I like the recurrence of copper and brass for the holder- ties in the neck elements

Thanks that is what I was going for.


Justin--- 3/8 I think.  I will double check tomorrow and text you.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Ho-Wai Lowill on May 09, 2014, 08:39:54 PM
 :o seriously coming together v nicely. can't wait to see it with all the powder coating later.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Wildcard on May 09, 2014, 08:51:15 PM
Great crystal chamber, and I'm also loving the brass & copper combos!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Pinousse on May 10, 2014, 03:57:52 AM
Love that! Brillant work :)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Scorpion on May 10, 2014, 04:29:16 AM
wow thats really comming along very good work  8)
iv never seen a obi rots with a chamber
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Greebles on May 10, 2014, 06:37:45 AM
Nice Crystal chamber details.

Looks like I need to consider getting a rotary table and indexer for my mill.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Lord Bane on May 10, 2014, 09:43:00 AM
Looks good Chewy. Some day I will have one of these beauty's... Some Day.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: SithStalker on May 10, 2014, 11:28:25 AM
beautiful! There are only a few Obi ROTS sabers with a crystal chamber out there
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: EXAR KUN on May 10, 2014, 12:58:02 PM
Oh my... I did not know THAT was happening!!!

That's incredible looking.

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 10, 2014, 07:16:27 PM
Thanks everyone...I appreciate the comments.

Nice Crystal chamber details.

Looks like I need to consider getting a rotary table and indexer for my mill.
Yes...yes you do :) .  I love the things I have been able to do with mine.  My old small mill (small table top model) didn't have one but the new (to me) mill came with two.  One small one and one giant one that I can fit MHS parts through the center.  The giant one is the only one I have used so far...

here are a couple pics of it

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fmill%2Fmill5.jpg&hash=eb23edc7b8244bbb4ce220651fbf3321848a66a5) (http://mandysbabies.com/mill/mill5.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fmill%2Fmill6.jpg&hash=a8159ddc6a54df180f3b263c47f9eb064e6e429e) (http://mandysbabies.com/mill/mill6.jpg)




I decided I didnt like the top part of the crystal mount so I decided to change it up a little bit.  Make it more compact and fill in the center section.  Originally I left that open because I was going to use a second crystal but decided not to and use a different top.

Old on right new on left.  It still need to be cleaned up along with the rest of the parts (a little time in a tumbler) but you can see the design anyway.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots37.jpg&hash=c449c03b10471a8aa37bba15e402f0a6909ba77d) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots37.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots38.jpg&hash=0c7f0937f166db362f41f733152da79ca7f8a47d) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots38.jpg)


Also I really like the lower more compact angle (60 degrees vs 30) and think I will change the bottom mount to have that same angle.  That gives me more room for the crystal too which kind of bugged me before.

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Greebles on May 10, 2014, 07:20:54 PM
Okay now I have tool envy.  :D
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Arryck Corso on May 10, 2014, 08:18:44 PM
Okay now I have tool envy.  :D

You and me both brotha!!   ;)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Noir1990 on May 11, 2014, 02:22:15 AM
That saber is going to be a beauty. I love the crystal chamber.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Darth RyƓ on May 11, 2014, 02:25:52 AM
Me too, such an excellent work  :))
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 13, 2014, 11:57:37 AM
Thanks :)   I have some small updates (no pics yet).


I got my tool for the gear section but will probably hold off cutting on it because I have some other exciting news (for me at least lol).  I talked to a machinist friend of mine and he told me how to make the cuts on the grenade section so I am ordering the tool today and will be making a 6 groove grenade section for the saber. 

The rest of it came out so nice I just couldn't stand it so I decided to take the plunge and see if I could make the cuts.  So unless it turns out horrible I will hopefully have it one more step closer to accurate.  I may make a correct box as well lol...I just cant leave stuff well enough alone.

"if" it works then that will mean the only thing that isn't scratch built on the saber will be the pommel (TCSS pommel) and the outer part of the emitter.  If it doesn't work out well back to the 8 groove...I think I can do it though.

Hopefully I post some more updates later this week with pics.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: scottjua on May 13, 2014, 12:10:17 PM
Oh man! That sounds too awesome for words.

Get ready for the "please do a run" posts... (whoops I didn't meant to start it though)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Khal on May 13, 2014, 12:33:02 PM
Such amazing workmanship - bravo!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Vercify on May 13, 2014, 01:17:43 PM
Seeing the incredible work you are doing on this is making me beyond excited for the two projects we have been discussing :) Lol, I check daily for updates because I know I'm up shortly after this ;)

Incredible work my man, keep it up.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Ho-Wai Lowill on May 14, 2014, 04:39:02 AM
its amazing how you guys strive for perfection and accuracy, great stuff
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 15, 2014, 08:06:27 AM
OK I started on the grenade.  I am not finished with it yet but am getting there.  The ROTS has wide grooves at the bottom and thinner outer raised sections.  I got it pretty close already but again its not finished.  Once I do the side cuts I may have to come in and redo the grooves depending on how good I cut them.

Here is a pic for now.  I have to stop on it for a couple of days because I have to take care of some other stuff but will probably pick back up on Saturday.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots39.jpg&hash=a87e1e8406633489bcf373a1709fc1fd7a17ca9b) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots39.jpg)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 15, 2014, 10:09:33 AM
Well I just couldnt do it...I couldnt quit on it yet.  I had to see if I could make the cuts so I tried.

I think it came out GREAT and am really happy with it so far.

Here are pics...as you can see the side cut got into the grooves just a hair so I will need to clean it up just a little before I PC it.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots40.jpg&hash=899f09f1fccd6e76fe315f5c2b6123f378ca49df) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots40.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots41.jpg&hash=740b3e29ac60c51c8f26d8f60daadd11d58a4630) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots41.jpg)


Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Justintmars on May 15, 2014, 10:26:38 AM
Looks awesome Chewster! What skill don't you have?
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Khal on May 15, 2014, 10:28:12 AM
superb! I am itching to see this finished!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 15, 2014, 10:32:02 AM
Looks awesome Chewster! What skill don't you have?

I cant sing very well lol.


Thanks guys
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Greebles on May 15, 2014, 10:45:42 AM
Fancy machining work there. You're going all out on this one. :)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: EXAR KUN on May 15, 2014, 11:46:07 AM
I think that part looks great. Definitely improved.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 17, 2014, 12:39:54 AM
well I got bad news that turned into good news (just more work for me).  I was almost finished with the grenade section.  I had ti turned down, opened up for the chamber, drilled and tapped for the neck etc.  All I had to do was part it (I left it long so I could work with it on the machine) and cut grooves in it for the locking since I am going to twist lock it instead of thread it.  Well I guess I went a little too fast and the parting tool dug in and before I could back the tool out it had twisted and broke the grenade at the base.  I was pretty upset because of all the work I put into it but decided that it gave me the chance to improve on what I had done (I always try to look at the positive of every situation).

Tonight I started over and made a new one but this time it came out better.  The raised cogs of the other one were a little bit too thin and they were at 60 degrees.  This time I made the cogs thicker but was able to get the thicker groove in the bottom by changing the angle of them and getting them closer to the correct angle (they are not 60 degrees on the prop).

So right now I am at the same point I was when i took pics last time.  The grooves are cut and the end hole is drilled and tapped.  Tomorrow I will bore it out to the correct size and will not be parting it but just facing it over and over until I get it to the length I need LOL.  That was the first time I have had a problem with my parting tool on this machine...oh well it worked out better in the end (if I do not mess this one up).

Tomorrow I will post pics of the broken grenade and of the new improved one.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: scottjua on May 17, 2014, 06:21:32 AM
I've done that. I HATE parting on the lathe.

But like you said the second time is usually better.

Can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Greebles on May 17, 2014, 06:28:35 AM
Ugh! I hate that feeling when you know you've just ruined a piece and have lost all the time invested.
Thankfully you were able to see it as an opportunity rather than a defeat.

FWIW: I have ruining (or nearly ruined) a many of pieces during the parting step. It is one of the most stressful steps for me so I have come to avoid it whenever possible. Perhaps I just need to upgrade to a bigger better lathe :)

Thanks for sharing this "setback". Build logs are my favorite and it is nice to hear both the ups and downs of the journey.

-Denzil
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: scottjua on May 17, 2014, 07:04:35 AM
I was under the impression that a big lathe with large cross slide and rigid compound would be better.

Denzil what size is yours?

My 9x19 is leaving tomorrow. Ordering a new lathe today actually. Going 10x22 as that's the max I can fit. Probably can't even get it onto my bench either. But it'll cut nicely.

MH, I'm surprised as I assumed the big machines would cut like butter. Just too fast?

I've made the mistake of not having the tool straight. Or my compound gibs loose.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 17, 2014, 10:03:03 AM
Scott it is easily ten times better but is still not fool proof.  I hated parting on my old 7.x machine but this is the first issue I have had with my 13.5 and the large parting tool (5/8 x 3/32 blade) because it does usually cut like butter...its definitely more involved than just the machine size though. 

I think it was a combo of things.  I had the speed of the machine like I always do (70...my slowest setting) but I think I was slightly crooked with my blade, I think the blade was dull, I pushed the tool in too quickly, I don't think I was keeping enough lubricant on it and I wasn't thinking about what I was doing at the moment but rather thinking about what the next step was and how I was going to align it and slot it etc. (in short I got a little too full of myself lol)

I switched out my blade and I parted the entire 1.5 solid blade stock I used without a problem so I think I would be good now BUT I am still not parting it to finish it...gonna face it all the way lol.

Here are the pics...as usual click for larger image.

Here you can see where it dug in and also where it broke and the damage it did on the grenade...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fbroke1.jpg&hash=a2de5276220a92f0728e22ca920ea82da3ce284e) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/broke1.jpg)

inside shot of the part the tool dug into...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fbroke2.jpg&hash=1a45655ffe0dbcd9d9a5b945b158547634e7fde6) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/broke2.jpg)

inside of the rest of the grenade where you can see it put so much force on it that it squished it in at the side grooves...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fbroke3.jpg&hash=4a43d0265af0b7a3b7f22eed9da12ff44908991d) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/broke3.jpg)

broken grenade with new grenade.  See how the angle is better on the new one and the thickness of the cogs are correct...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fbroke4.jpg&hash=147313a5cde1620005dd2e26861a1a3136847d52) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/broke4.jpg)

old grenade, new and broken so you can compare the thickness and angle better.  Also it looks like the old one is a lot shorter but its not they are just about the same size but its just the angle that makes it look that way.  The new one will be just slightly longer because it stops at the very tip of the last groove instead of the larger part of the groove like the old one...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fbroke5.jpg&hash=d505a328814f7db5836cae5c0b3e1de549245676) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/broke5.jpg)


So there you go...my first major mess up on this build lol...hopefully my last.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: basalter on May 17, 2014, 10:45:33 AM
Love how you just dusted yourself off in disaster and decided to do another piece, and try even harder to perfect it! Enjoying following this thread, good luck for the rest of the build, and kudos on such a great attitude!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: scottjua on May 17, 2014, 11:14:20 AM
Nice work!

Yeah that's scary. I haven't had anything fly out of the chuck and try to kill me yet but a crash like that will make your heart skip a beat for sure.

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 17, 2014, 03:19:19 PM
well the good thing about running it at 70 rpm is that its almost like it happens in slow motion lol.  No chance of it slinging off at least.

The grenade is mostly done now.  The only thing left is to cut the notches in it for locking and PC it. 

Pics...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots42.jpg&hash=74cff58674c0f17ca2b1d9e955a57608d27f5512) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots42.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots43.jpg&hash=9b99fe29b59f2e430eaeab2730ce9b44c4a6359c) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots43.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots44.jpg&hash=61d31364f089a1480c8493f6b126bc573e2d7a6a) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots44.jpg)

So there you go OBI ROTS with correct 6 groove grenade :)


That is it for a day or two.

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Justintmars on May 17, 2014, 03:40:39 PM
I have so much skill jealousy right now... It is a SIN!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Greebles on May 17, 2014, 04:09:10 PM
I was under the impression that a big lathe with large cross slide and rigid compound would be better.

Denzil what size is yours?

My 9x19 is leaving tomorrow. Ordering a new lathe today actually. Going 10x22 as that's the max I can fit. Probably can't even get it onto my bench either. But it'll cut nicely.

I have a LMS 7.5 x 12 mini-lathe. It has been a good starter lathe but I think I have outgrown it. Rigidity is the biggest issue with these smaller lathes. I have to take small cuts which makes everything take that much longer.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Corran Horn on May 17, 2014, 08:36:35 PM
Michael, I'm really in love with this saber.  You're just killing me here.  Totally killing me.






This is my Unicorn....  I have so much hatred right now.




Respect.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Ho-Wai Lowill on May 17, 2014, 10:04:39 PM
what an accident with the grenade but really admire about your perseverance at making things right.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 26, 2014, 10:37:37 AM
Thanks again guys :).

I haven't quit on this build but I have just been dreading the amount of time it takes to cut the gear section.  I finally just broke down and started on it but so I didn't get in a rush and mess things up I just did part of it on Sat. and the rest of it on Sun.

I am really happy with how it turned out and am glad its finally done.  I am also glad I have a power feed on my table which makes it a lot easier.

Here are a couple of pics (click to enlarge).  The valley and continued grooves going into the clamp area will be covered up by the clamp since the clamp butts up against the gear section. 

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots45.jpg&hash=4d14107427d14680896c8eb65ff90ed7e6386ac9) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots45.jpg)

and here is a shot looking down toward the cubes.


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots46.jpg&hash=4154ef04d25806588011f36c4217293384dcb8a3) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots46.jpg)


I may try to powder coat them and the grenade today because I am finished with all the external machine work now.

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 26, 2014, 07:03:17 PM
OK how about a pic with the powder coating done.  I used 60% gloss black to give a nice appearance...not too glossy but not flat.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots47.jpg&hash=bc0dae2304dc2db789367c574c57bcb1a08fec5e) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots47.jpg)
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Sandpeople are people too on May 26, 2014, 07:09:10 PM
the gloss content will also help hide the drool from people that look at it.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Corran Horn on May 26, 2014, 08:46:31 PM
OK how about a pic with the powder coating done.  I used 60% gloss black to give a nice appearance...not too glossy but not flat.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirots%2Fobirots47.jpg&hash=bc0dae2304dc2db789367c574c57bcb1a08fec5e) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirots/obirots47.jpg)

That is just gorgeous.  I want.  I want so much.

As Link would say, "I can haz?"
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Wildcard on May 26, 2014, 09:28:39 PM
The gear section, and powder coating, look great!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Lord Bane on June 08, 2014, 09:32:04 AM
Looks great!
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: sithslayer1 on June 08, 2014, 09:41:47 AM

[/quote]

That is just gorgeous.  I want.  I want so much.

As Link would say, "I can haz?"
[/quote]

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What he said, lol!

Michael, your killing me! This is a beautiful piece! I hope it's presold, or I may be in trouble.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: KingOfDathomir on June 08, 2014, 12:06:59 PM
Can't wait to see you light that bad boy up already.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on June 08, 2014, 01:46:57 PM


That is just gorgeous.  I want.  I want so much.

As Link would say, "I can haz?"
[/quote]

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What he said, lol!

Michael, your killing me! This is a beautiful piece! I hope it's presold, or I may be in trouble.
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lol thanks guys...

This one is not pre-sold yet.  I will probably put it up for auction unless someone offers me what I have in mind.

It is on hold for a little bit though but I hope to start back on it in a couple of weeks.

Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: Corran Horn on June 08, 2014, 04:08:57 PM
I will probably put it up for auction unless someone offers me what I have in mind.


Don't say things like that.  It makes me start checking bank accounts and visiting pawn shops.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: sithslayer1 on June 09, 2014, 05:40:51 AM


lol thanks guys...

This one is not pre-sold yet.  I will probably put it up for auction unless someone offers me what I have in mind.

It is on hold for a little bit though but I hope to start back on it in a couple of weeks.
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Michael, (waving my hand)   you WILL take Republican Credits for this, LOL
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: CHEWBACCA on June 09, 2014, 09:26:57 PM


lol thanks guys...

This one is not pre-sold yet.  I will probably put it up for auction unless someone offers me what I have in mind.

It is on hold for a little bit though but I hope to start back on it in a couple of weeks.
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Michael, (waving my hand)   you WILL take Republican Credits for this, LOL
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LOL now you know that doesn't work on this wookiee
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: slothfurnace on June 30, 2014, 07:39:22 PM
Gorgeous build, by the way, and I don't like ROTS Obi sabers...

Excellent work, just excellent.
Title: Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added on page 3
Post by: jedirobe on July 11, 2014, 11:35:51 PM
 Hands down my favorite movie hilt. Gorgeous! !!!!