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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2009, 03:15:02 PM »
The film TCSS carries is "corbin film" not "gift wrap", it doesn't do the same thing.  To my knowledge, I haven't seen Corbin film used in an Ultraedge and I don't think the effect for which it is created would work so well in a UE. 



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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2009, 03:35:22 PM »
The film TCSS carries is "corbin film" not "gift wrap", it doesn't do the same thing.  To my knowledge, I haven't seen Corbin film used in an Ultraedge and I don't think the effect for which it is created would work so well in a UE. 

Correct... it wouldn't give a core.  Not that it wouldn't help, just not by itself.  I never use any film alone though.

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2009, 03:38:33 PM »
Corbin film does nothing for an UltaEdge....I tried it to see what would happen...it wasn't worth the trouble,  honestly.  For an Ultraedge,  all you need is about 4 feet of the clear gift wrap or other clear plastic film.  If you don't use any film at all,  the blade appears somewhat....splotchy.


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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2009, 09:20:53 PM »
What was the measurement on the wall on the poly tubes?

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2009, 09:22:36 PM »
The wall thickness on the polycarbonate blade tube used in this tutorial was 1/16".  This was a thin-walled blade,  but the same process works for the 1/8" (thick-walled) blades as well.


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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2009, 09:23:52 AM »
The wall thickness on the polycarbonate blade tube used in this tutorial was 1/16".  This was a thin-walled blade,  but the same process works for the 1/8" (thick-walled) blades as well.

Is there visual difference when used on 1/16th and 1/8th inch walls? Would you be able to tell? And which would be "better"?








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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2009, 09:30:30 AM »

Is there visual difference when used on 1/16th and 1/8th inch walls?

Yes

Would you be able to tell?

Yes

And which would be "better"?
Better for what?  Dueling?  The thick walled. 
or better for "brighter"?  The thin walled

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2009, 05:06:21 AM »
I always hear a lot about corbin film and sanding and polypropylene. But I wonder, will I get a bright, even blade by just getting a polyc tube and adding some rolled-up polypropylene, beacause that seemed to be all qui-gon did in the tutorial. Or does a good blade need other crazy stuff like corbin film, tcss diffuser or sanding?

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2009, 05:56:19 AM »
Those things will get you the laser like core/corbin film or light carried to the edge of the blade/sanding.

The corbin laser core look is cool but you get a flare at the bottom and teh lightbulb effect at the tip.  IMO the standard Ultrablade is the most evenly lit blade.  I have yet to try my new ultraedge. 

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2009, 06:18:50 AM »
My corbin quad blade doesn't have the lightbulb effect. The mirrored disks get rid of that. ;) ;D ;D (I read your post on my conversion Luke, thanks for the advice)

Sanding the blade needs to be done with high grit sandpaper. I forget what most people suggest... :P The ultraedge has the sanded effect, but it is just white Poly-c. The stock ultrablades are by far to me, the most evenly lit I've had.


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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2009, 08:46:51 PM »
I always hear a lot about corbin film and sanding and polypropylene. But I wonder, will I get a bright, even blade by just getting a polyc tube and adding some rolled-up polypropylene, beacause that seemed to be all qui-gon did in the tutorial. Or does a good blade need other crazy stuff like corbin film, tcss diffuser or sanding?
to answer your first question,  yes you will get an evenly lit blade with just polypropylene by itself,  as long as you use the blade tips from either Ultrasabers or The Custom Saber shop.

To answer your second question,  a good blade is subjective....meaning,  what I think is a "good" blade  may not appeal to you.  My personal favorite is sanding the inside of a clear blade and then inserting a roll of polyp....but that's me.  ;)


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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2009, 06:06:04 AM »
I have searched in some shops online for polypropylene film. And I wonder, should it be fully transparent, and should it be shiny or dull? I have also seen some different thicknesses of the films. Does that matter or do I just roll up less film if it's thicker?

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2009, 06:10:54 AM »
We use clear film, and depending on thickness, wrap 3-6ft of it.
I use a wooden dowel that has markings on them and I stop rolling when certain markings disappear, (depending on what "look" Im goin for).

Walmart, dollar stores, and many other places sell "clear" gift wrap.

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2009, 01:43:18 PM »
I get mine online here:
http://www.papermart.com/Product%20Pages/Product.aspx?GroupID=11978&SubGroupID=11979&ParentGroupID=19003#11979

Use the 40" x 100' roll.  I'll add this to the first post as well.


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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2010, 01:33:43 AM »
how do you install the blade into the hilt? screws or glue or ?