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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2013, 12:19:42 AM »
O my lord. That is one of the sexiest lightsabers ive ever seen. Great work sloth. love your work!

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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #61 on: August 17, 2013, 09:34:29 AM »
I gotta say that is ridiculously awesome! Hands down, best LS6 I have ever seen. Question, how sturdy is the neck? Being all skinny and makin my Hasbros look like they need to go on a diet...

Those thin necks can be very sturdy, just ask Caine.



Here I am beginning the seriallel LED string construction, with my LEDS run across the belt sander to knock off the domed lens, for diffusion.



And the first set of bends on the leads...



Once you get them all soldered together, You'll end up with the positive track from the top section going to common positive, and the negative track of the top section soldered to the positive track of the flipped bottom section, and the negative track of the bottom section going to ground, or one of the channels on the CFLS



I'd say they're going to be bright enough.  Probably the brightest LEDs I have worked with so far.  This shot and the previous one were taken at the exact same exposure, if that tells you anything.

sloth can i ask what type of leds are these? are they just your standard 5mm leds that you can pick up anywhere or are these special high output leds of some sort?


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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2013, 08:42:54 AM »
sloth can i ask what type of leds are these? are they just your standard 5mm leds that you can pick up anywhere or are these special high output leds of some sort?

They're somewhat special.


Well, I am back after my long summer heat hiatus, and I am getting back into the swing of things in the garage.  Been working on this saber and one for Darth FM, but this post is about the finished tailcap assembly.  I needed a place to put a 1.3 mm recharge port, so I figured where better than in the tailcap access section. 



CFLS installed with MicroSD card positioned in the slot. I had to do some creative machining on the inside of my card can to get the wires all passed through, but the layout works.



Shown here with R.I.C.E. USB Plug inserted and the 1.3mm recharge plug inserted. Also with the MicroSD card ejected to test for "grab-ability"

As always, my updates will range from one or two every few nights to "is sloth still alive?"  Generally, yes, I am usually still alive, but with be doing two sabers at once, I can't guarantee the frequency of updates.  So please forgive the updates in old threads, but it's how fast I go.  Which is slow.

Thanks for looking!

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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #63 on: November 12, 2013, 06:02:08 PM »
Wow that's awesome! So initiative! Looks really cool with the SD card slot and all

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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2014, 07:38:32 AM »
The mighty Slothfurnace! That is another extreme piece of work!

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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #65 on: March 06, 2014, 08:47:16 AM »
Amazing piece of work.Thanks for posting all of this I am attempting to build one of these blades and this has proven VERY helpful.This saber is truly a work of art.

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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #66 on: March 29, 2014, 01:02:53 AM »
Wow. I want this more than an adult should want anything... Ever.
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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #67 on: March 29, 2014, 08:37:19 AM »
this raises the bar on everything I want in a lightsaber. incredible work and thank you for posting! this is my new favorite thread!
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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #68 on: March 29, 2014, 09:33:51 AM »
This really is an amazing saber, and a great, detailed build process thread!

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Been swamped at work, then swamped at home with my new daughter being born, so swamped I haven't caught more than two hours to rub together to do any saber work...

But I was able to do some upgrades to my ROTJ Luke Hero and take a shot of it alongside my ROTJ Luke V2.



And lit:



The V2 is going on hold over the summer so I can work on Bespoke/Exegesis.  Hope to get a bunch done in the 3 weeks of paternity leave I have left.

The Hero goes back to its owner on Saturday.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 07:20:43 PM by slothfurnace »

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This is looking fantastic so far Sloth!  And congratulations on your new daughter!  ^-^  That's probably the best excuse for not having time for saber work  ;)

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Congratulations on the addition to your family, and great looking progress/upgrades with the Lukes!

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congratulations, brad! well done!!! so are the sabers  ;)






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Re: Slothfurnace's Luke V2 Epic Reveal - CFLS - Russrep Conversion - W.I.P.
« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2016, 01:28:18 PM »
Astonishing! Wonderful work, just wonderful!