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There are YEARS of information on FX-sabers, with lots of great discussions and mind-blowing tutorials.  Some people like to learn things on there own and that's how we get all these great topics.  Some of us like diagrams and instructions and see the value in those that have paved the way and shared their ideas.  Below is an index of great tutorials around this site.  It might be useful to post the links in one, easy to find place.  Here's my attempt at this. 

(This will be on-going and hopefully pretty extensive...so I’m sure I left a few out…please feel free to add them.  I will edit the OP to reflect any changes)

Here we go!



SABER BASICS

QUI-GON JINN'S Chrome Saber 21 (CS-21) Video Build Log!!!  created by QUI-GON JINN

A Guide for New Sabersmiths---Taking those first steps  created by Darth Tyranus

A Guide for New Sabersmiths---Suggestion Topic  created by Darth Tyranus

The Basics of Thread Tapping  created by Aluke123

Qui-gon Jinn's (Jay-gon Jinn's) PVC Sabers     created by QUI-GON JINN

You, Your Dremel and You! (A very basic tutorial)   created by Master Jedye

LED Blade Assembly Tutorial   created by QUI-GON JINN

List of Saber Parts Suppliers   created by Darth Tyranus

Sizing Screws for Mara Jade grips   created by Master Jedye & QUI GON JINN



Wiring & Diagrams

The FX-SABERS GRAFLEX CHASSIS EVOLUTION (New 09 Chassis update and Picts)    created by YODA

Recharge port tutorial  created by Corbin Das of TCSS

Converting a standard TCSS clickable switch to a tactile   created by QUI-GON JINN

US2.0/1 Userguide   created by Darth Tyranus

US2.5 Userguide   created by JANGO FETT

CF wiring & Userguide   created by Darth Tyranus

ULTRAFIRE/Trustfire BATTERY CARE AND CHARGING.    created by Darth Tyranus

Soldering Tutorial   created by Erv from Plectorlabs

Soldering tutorial for Crystal Focus Saber Core boards   created by JudgeSaberSmith

Economy Hasbro Soundboard   created by Ryhen Skytracker

FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial    created by Red-Five

DIY Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack    created by eastern57

How to use a momentary switch with a latching sound board.    created by eastern57



PVC Specific

Tips for adding sound to your PVC saber   created by Lonewind

Qui-gon Jinn's (Jay-gon Jinn's) PVC Sabers     created by QUI-GON JINN



Finishes


Weathering with Olive Oil Tutorial   created by eastern57

How to Age Copper Fast!   created by Darth Tyranus

How to polish your Luke FX   created by Todd4566



LED Specific

Goodman's Simple DIY Chassis for TCSS's MHS System    created by Goodman

MHS LED kit tutorials (resistor & buckpuck variants)   created by Aluke123

How to make a Makototsai-style blade (LED string)   created by eastern57

LedEngin LEDs: 5W, 10W, and 15W Discussion   created by Goodman

Luxeon Products (I/III/K2/V) - RGB Colour analysis by BIN code    created by mort

Seoul P5 RGB experimentation Thread   created by JANGO FETT



Forum Specific

THE FORUM RULES AND REGULATIONS. PLEASE POST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT  created by HAN SOLO

Option to turn on PM pop up reminder     created by LUKE SKYWALKER

How to make your pictures clickable   created by Darth Tyranus

Official FX-Saber sig request thread 2009   created by LUKE SKYWALKER/ caretaken by Master Durangus




MISC.

Making Fake Mara Jade Bars   created by ARKM

LED FX Stand (Tutorial--- adding LED’s to stands)   created by Snoballz

LED FX lightsaber spins Tutorial   created by ANAKIN SKYWALKER

My 4 Star Wars visual effects video tutorials   created by KIT FISTO

Caine Drathu's Tutorial of Lightsaber Combat Form Jar-Kai!   created by Caine Drathul

Saber Carrying Case Tutorial   created by Darth Baleful

Bladeholder safety plugs  created by Master Jedye
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Updated with a recharge port/Kill key tutorial and sig request thread!
Thanks for the submissions... feel free to PM me if you have any others.   ;)

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Updated with eastern57's DIY Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack.
Thank you.

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Updated with "How to use a momentary switch with a latching sound board" created by eastern57 (under Wiring & Diagrams).

Thank you, eastern!   ;) 

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MJ, what about updating the list with QGJ's video build tutorial on that saber he did? I know it has helped a lot of people with their own builds, and I'm sure it could be helpful!

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MJ, what about updating the list with QGJ's video build tutorial on that saber he did? I know it has helped a lot of people with their own builds, and I'm sure it could be helpful!

Excellent Suggestion!!! 

DONE.

Added QUI-GON JINN'S Chrome Saber 21 (CS-21) Video Build Log!!! in saber basics.
Thank you, QGJ!

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