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Slothfurnace's 'Derelict' - Finish pics, and video link
« on: September 14, 2010, 11:54:27 AM »
Well, folks, I am in between tasks on my other sabers, waiting on parts and whatnot, so I started poking through my parts bin and found some things I can fiddle with while I am waiting..

So to start with, a sketch -




This should be close to what I am going for.  I will have to cut into that oddball graflex (if it is a graflex) top to make it into a rear shroud for the MHS ribbed extension.



This is the pommel, it's an acerocket that I have had for a while.  I jumped at the chance to pick up this rare piece, but don't really have the desire to make an AOTC Obi hilt, because that's been done... so I weathered it up and started wearing off the anodization on the lathe.



Here's the oddball graflex top I was referring to.  I ended up with this section off ebay for about 20 bucks, and have been holding on to it for a while now, not knowing what I'd do with it.



I like this top section because it's beat up, has extra details the normal graflex tops don't have, and it's familiar yet unique.

You can also see the TCSS blade adapter installed.  It took a LOT of effort to get that in there,  I don't think the "graflex" top I have is in spec, because I had to drive the adapter in there with a hammer and punch.  I can get it out the same way if I have to, but I think it's in there good for now.



At this point, I ran across an extra triangle ring from a ROTJ project, and thought I'd install it in one of the pommel cubes.



After flattening one side with a dremel so I could get my drill bit into it without it walking off the slope, I drilled through it with a 1/8 bit.



Here you see the triangle ring installed, I may pass a set screw into it to keep it from wandering back and forth, but keeping it loose enough to hinge.



Here it is with the parts I have so far.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2011, 10:07:29 AM by slothfurnace »

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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 11:55:37 AM »


Got my extension in from TCSS today, and testfit.  Looks like it's going to work. 

I will have to trim down the diameter a tad just so it will fit inside the graflex top, and maybe cut down some length.

And I will definitely have to beat it up some, it's way too pretty right now.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2010, 08:23:24 PM by slothfurnace »

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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 11:56:06 AM »


Right now it's a bit too long, and I haven't cut the shroud into the gflex top, and the control box is just sitting there, but you can see where it's going.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2010, 08:23:47 PM by slothfurnace »

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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 12:01:19 PM »
I know this hilt will be nothing short of awesome!  I'm already excited about seeing how it is going to turn out.  Just how you have it set up right now seems like it couldn't get any better, but having seen your previous builds I just know that, you are going to continue to blow my mind through the whole process.  I've been waiting to see what you could do when making a custom saber.   It gots an obi/starkiller kind of feel to it already (which happen to be 2 of my favorite hilts in the star wars universe).
« Last Edit: September 14, 2010, 12:03:34 PM by nartules »


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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 12:14:29 PM »
Hey! That's the graflex top I was going to bid on but my internet was down.  :(

But clearly it is going to be used in another awesome slothfurnace saber, so an incredible home it has found.  ;D

Looks great so far!

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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2010, 12:19:45 PM »
You may want to consider skipping the control box, and using a graflex button or the rivet as a slider switch instead of the control box.

It would make for a sleeker design.


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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 01:09:21 PM »
Wow this is an exiting project to follow.
It has the best of everything.
Normally I don't like controlboxes, but kept this flat is very nice.
Won't give problems in your hand.
On the other hand, what to do with the holes near the emitter?

You know how to draw too.
Looks pretty darn good on paper, but the parts I've seen so far shows that this saber will be even more beautyfull.
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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 01:41:13 PM »
Wow....   This is shaping up to be a awesome saber....    Can't wait to see it as it progresses... ;D

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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 01:51:59 PM »
Love how this one is shaping up.

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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010, 03:15:40 PM »
Soo glad to see another slothfurnace build taking shape!

Thanks for all the eye candy brother!!  :o


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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2010, 04:51:44 PM »
I like it! Awesome!

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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2010, 05:27:23 PM »
This hilt looks like its going to just be jaw dropping.  Can't wait to see the progress.  ;D
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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 08:08:43 PM »
Thank you everyone!  This saber is kind of a doodle in progress, so we'll see how it turns out...



Here I have my template from 3dMAX and photoshop printed out and taped on to my Gflex section, to see if I like where the cuts will be. 



And after a good bit of dremel-fu, and an application of some Birchwood Casey brass black to the newly exposed yellow brass section, it's beginning to come together.   The ribbed MHS piece is a bit too clean still, I want to darken or better yet anodize it so it gives contrast to the shrouded back end of the gflex top.
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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2010, 08:16:35 PM »
Ok.... sloth.... you've successfully made ANOTHER thread to be excited about and follow :)

VERY beautiful design (nifty use of the Acerocket pommel with how you stripped the black and added the triangle on it)... and I can't wait to see the end product...

Will this also feature another beauty of a crystal chassis?

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Re: slothfurnace's 'Derelict'
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 08:33:30 PM »
sloth >:( ur WAY to good at things lol.  i envy your ability to just randomly start building a saber and have it look amazing.