Those of us with loyalties to the Empire prefer to celebrate 'The Sith of May' as our holiday. So, to celebrate, how about some progress pictures?
It's starting to get a familiar shape now I think. I have the bottom grip half turned. I have the grip half and knurl parts screwed together and now I can use a specially made jig to line them up, drill through for alignment and mill the grip slots. I am almost done with the blade holder section - I have the holder, heatsink and chassis mount completed. The blade holder part needs to get anodized and I need to make the spring plate for the chassis mount and those will wrapped up. This coming weekend (and probably next weekend) I will be doing the knurl ring (for the front half of the knurl section) and doing the mill work on the lower grips. A few other parts - inserts, covertech, box bar and brass button - and the lower half should be pretty much complete.