Thank you all for your kind words, I appreciate it.
This might be the most incredible thing i've seen around here. Im going to go devour all of your old build logs, brb.
Well, they're mostly all in one handy place - http://www.slothfurnace.com/
Well, today I spent the morning working on the tailcap assembly. And figuring out the locking mechanism for the cap, milling the inner cap for the soundboard and SD slot, etc.
That little notch there, it interlocks with the guiderod when the saber chamber is closed, locking the pommel cap. To get to the SD card, you open the saber chamber, which moves the guide rod forward, out of that notch.
Then you just rotate the pommel cap counter clockwise not quite a quarter turn, and it slides out.
The neat thing is, it's almost a secret unlock for the tailcap. Without the chamber open, you can't get to it.
Left to do: hollow out my battery cavity, sink the recharge and rice ports, machine the top of the chamber DIN plug/spring holder, build the LED string, start on wiring.
I also plan on documenting the steps I take to build my LED strings for CFLS here, covering my methods, tips and tricks for seriallel and stability of string, etc., so stay tuned. Look for that in the next week or two as I get some time on vacation to build the strings and work some more on this saber.