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Offline Darth Chasm

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DIY Holocron
« on: September 01, 2019, 03:41:15 PM »
I am far enough down this path that I figured I'd share on the forums.

I got the itch to make my own Holocron about a month ago and have been working on it since.

I've shared on Facebook and a few other places so if you've seen it already sorry...

I initially started doing the scratch build totally by hand, then realized I could use my vinyl cutter to cut the styrene more precisely. So I made my illustrations in Illustrator and sent them over to the cutter. Then it was just a matter of welding the pieces and sanding them down.



Next step is claying up the pieces and prepping them for mold making.





Then the pieces are cold cast. I've been experimenting with different powders. Here you can see copper and graphite finishes.




Eventually this will get some cool electronic features, but I still have some work and refinement to do.



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Re: DIY Holocron
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 01:17:11 PM »
Very nice indeed! :evil: we look forward to see your competition of your skills to the next level with your “gate keeper “ :cheesy:

Great job.

This is just a “static” display with a simple light source or are we gonna be surprised with something crazy? :tongue:

MTFBWY

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Re: DIY Holocron
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 02:04:27 PM »
Very nice indeed! :evil: we look forward to see your competition of your skills to the next level with your “gate keeper “ :cheesy:

Great job.

This is just a “static” display with a simple light source or are we gonna be surprised with something crazy? :tongue:

MTFBWY

It'll do a little more than light up but I want to keep that for a video reveal. Nothing too crazy, but fun and interesting.  :afro: