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Offline Sith Apprentice

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2010, 05:56:40 AM »
Will be trying this out in about an hour  ;D

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2010, 06:39:27 AM »
Good luck than.
I'm sure it will be great.



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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2010, 11:40:04 AM »
I did it and it worked amazing!  ;D
Thankyou very much..

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2010, 02:23:50 PM »
Wow that blade is incredibly even, and the pointing tip is very nice lit.



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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2010, 08:23:50 PM »
Nice tutorial!

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2012, 05:44:19 PM »
Great tutorial for us newbies gang!  Ok, I know these questions have been asked and answered before but here we go:

I understand the Corbin film produces the inner laser core effect - I don't want that.
I understand the pp film and/or a TCSS diffuser and/or sanding helps to disperse the light.  I've been told to use a TCSS trans-white thin-walled blade for max brightness with the pp film w/o diffuser or sanding.  Which is better pp film or TCSS diffuser or both?  I think sanding would just create a mess.
Which process (of the 4 options underlined above) helps with the beloved scrolling effect the most?

Any advice w/b most appreciated.
BTW I may be a newbie but I'm still a Jedi Master.
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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2014, 11:53:57 AM »
Thanks to Qui-Gon and everyone else for their excellent advice.  I just did my very first blades, and I'm very pleased with the results.  I bought a 40-inch roll of clear cellophane and hung it with string from the ceiling in my basement.  I rolled  ~ 2 meters onto a dowel, cut it free, and shoved it onto a new white blade from TCSS.  I had to reverse-roll the dowel a little to get the cellophane to "let go" of the dowel, then it slid right out.  I trimmed the excess off the bottom and it's ready to use... much more evenly illuminated than the same blade empty.

Thanks, all!

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2016, 11:47:07 AM »
Thank you so much for this useful thread. I'm trying this with my blade very soon. =)

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2016, 06:06:49 PM »
is on my next blade for sure!

any advice on sanding the inside of the blade?

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2016, 04:52:01 AM »
is on my next blade for sure!

any advice on sanding the inside of the blade?
Yup...take your time and be careful to make sure you sand it in an even, steady motion.

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #55 on: June 19, 2016, 07:39:41 PM »
This helped a lot!

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Re: Luxeon type LED Blade Assembly Tutorial- (at least, how I do it!)
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2017, 12:39:06 PM »
If you count them, how many rolls of cellophane do you usually use to get a nice look?