Hello, everyone. My name is Andrew, and while I’ve posted a few sabers over at TCSS
’ forum this is my first post here. I’ve been hiding and watching from the background here for a while. I’d like to introduce myself by presenting my newest saber, and this one I’m keeping for myself.
It’s my first crystal chamber, and it’s a reverse sound configuration. Originally the chamber was to have been in the back of the saber, but during a trip to the hardware store I found some brass washers that fit the MHS
interior perfectly, so it got a quick hardware store redesign and got further massaged during the build. I was going for a radiator-style chamber, with copper tubing snaking through the brass fins and around some hollow copper pipe that were the wire chases. I repeated that material scheme through copper tubing wrapped in grooves in the extension, and some copper mesh in the pommel.
I asked Tim over at TCSS to add the grove to the pommel, and he did the copper orange powder coating on the ribbed grooved extension as well. The SD
card actually sits a smidge proud of the end of the extension, so it’s really easy to access by removing the pommel. The control box I designed and had 3D printed in “stainless steel” so it’d be durable. And darn hard to drill through… The card insert is friction fit and came from a RAM card pulled from on old computer. I cut the shrouds, and painted and baked them and the control box. Finally, the choke has a black pigskin suede wrap where the recharge port is mounted.
Alright, enough of me babbling on. Here’s the fun stuff…Specs:Petit Crouton
2.0 w/ Madcow’s “Hero
battery pack, recharge port in the choke
LED Engin configured for “Sky Blue” blade w/ RW FOC
Semi-exposed Quartz crystal chamber
Custom switch box
Reverse sound configuration
Accent leds – turquoise power indicator in the crystal chamber, white and turquoise keister blinkiesVideo:
Photos: Details and in-process photos:
Thanks for looking, and I’m really interested in everyone’s comments and criticisms.