I'm actually working on a first wookie saber,to train for the gungi saber.
I'm planning to make a 2" large emitter,or 50mm
then the entire saber would be 30 or 33mm long the nerrowest section of hilt will be 34mm,the inside is drilled to 32mm and it will have full internal structure,including cristal chamber.
of course,it leaves only 1mm wall at some areas,but it won't be for duelling,and if it's really dangerous,I will increase to 35 or 36mm.
the emitter will be very diffiult,due to the thickness near the wood,especially on a traditionnal lathe machine....
Then,the main problem will be adjustments between emitter,activation plate and the wood.
cartoons are not funny,lots of impossible quests...
This saber is really difficult,I
The main problem are the proportions,and some thickness,it's impossible to have some details(sharp emitter end,with a 1" blade,very narrow body with thick internal structure)
I think this prototype is good,but a little bit short,or "fat".
What I would change:
-adding 1" in lengh,probably only on the wood,not the "metal"
-reduce "metal"thickness for a more delicate look,closer to original design
-change the pommel design too proeminent.
-replace colored white wood for exotic wood as they use for windows,no more expensive,and no need to change color,better look.
exotic natural wood will look better than easy-to-recognise tinted white wood.
Then,there is a problem in the cartoon,is the conical emitter visible or not,during assembly,when saber is finished,it's not,and on the "group saber" photo(from facebook page),it is,not easy to know.
I'm more trusting the "group" photo so Iwill add the conical part of emitter,makes extra blade retainment...
Seems you too!
good job,and...good luck!