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Offline Aluke123

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2007, 02:59:20 PM »
i'm not even a padawan, it's just that i've been reading around for ages and have acquired a wealth of knowledge  :)
i can't wait for the MPS, it'll be so cool 8)

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2007, 09:05:38 PM »
im new on the forum dont know what quite to do so but good luck with making your saber any way lol im thinking of making a saber just dont know how hard or easy it would be......

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2007, 10:30:19 AM »
I haven't gotten very far as I am waiting on parts. Here it is after the gutting and disassembly.

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2007, 06:55:06 AM »
That Sig picture is a very familiar site Luke S  :D

I spend most of my time with them disassembled :D

Might I suggest a thin layer of grated/perforated rubber matting or even
a thin sheet of bubble wrap between the table and your Graflex.

I find it helps trap screws as well as provide a softer surface
for the project untill it's completed ;)

I always do that to ensure customer graflexs don't get unwanted scratches etc...


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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2007, 07:52:35 AM »
I'll one up you Yoda,

I plan on using a gun matt, rubber on the bottom and a felt like mat on the top.  used to work on handguns.

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2007, 08:06:27 AM »
Ah yes good Idea :)

I have stuck with the rubber over the electronics work bench because when soldering I
wouldn't want to ruin the felt with burn holes :D
The rubber mat is cheap and comes in rolls so I can use a fresh piece when needed.

I do think I may pick some of that Gun Mat up for my staging/assembly area. 8)

I currently have a Black felt cloth over the staging area but the Gun mat would be nicer
and much easier to move around when I need to ;)

Is it pricey?


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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2007, 09:02:07 AM »
i haven't bought it in awhile but walmart maybe 10 dollars?

any news on your blade holder joint effort with TGS?

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2007, 09:15:21 AM »
Looks great !!! Luke! ;D

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2007, 09:26:42 AM »
Thanks Neeson,

The wait for parts is killing me.  Everything is backordered even the Blast Tech kit DOOUUUGGGHHH!!!!

It's all polished up and ready to go.

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2007, 10:10:23 AM »
"Indeed you are powerful.....as the Emperor has forseen." 8)

One day I'll look at creating a hilt. One day, I'll be a Jedi.... :D
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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2007, 03:26:39 PM »
looks good so far.
isn't the wait just horrible. i'm in the same boat with a different saber  :-\

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2007, 03:30:35 PM »
yes if i coudl just get the blast tech parts i could do something/stretch it out till the sound board comes.

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2007, 03:50:00 AM »
are you still waiting for your blast tech order?


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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2007, 03:57:01 AM »
unfortunately yes.  I emailed him last week for an update on the d ring batch and he said he woud send the rest of the kit and when he go tso more d  rings made up send that along later.  so when i get home from my tour on tuesday it should be a go for most of the kit.  I was hoping to at least get the grips on as they are going to be most time demanding.  Any word on the joint new blade holder?

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2007, 04:15:12 AM »
I've got ym Adapters/Blade holders already.

What I've been working on for both my systems and then Ultras are the internal battery chassis
as well as battery selection.

most of it should be worked out this week and I'll be doing prototypes of the chassis to test fit etc...
then I'll get some made up for the Graflexs I have to do and start in on getting something done for
Ultra (though Sidious should be able to help out on this a bit :D)

in anycase it is all coming along, but it takes time to get it to a user friendly set-up that can be
reproduced some what cost effectively :-\
were not MR but we do what we must :D