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Offline Nicholas.slaydon

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Re: Obi ROTS WIP
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2014, 09:05:28 PM »
That thing is beautiful, wish there was a run of these.
so do I.  :)

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Re: Obi ROTS WIP
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2014, 10:09:59 PM »
what a beauty :o, definitely wishing there is a run of this sabre as well.

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Re: Obi ROTS WIP
« Reply #32 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%.

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Re: Obi ROTS WIP
« Reply #33 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.






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Re: Obi ROTS WIP
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: Obi ROTS WIP
« Reply #35 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!

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Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
« Reply #36 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...







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Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
« Reply #37 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.

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Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2014, 07:16:31 PM »
Hmmm.  Pics are not showing up for me for some reason.


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Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
« Reply #39 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.



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Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
« Reply #40 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.


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Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
« Reply #41 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.


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Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
« Reply #42 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.


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Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
« Reply #43 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.


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Re: Obi ROTS WIP...crystal chamber added
« Reply #44 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