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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 2 months ago #1793

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It's all in the title. Dark blade prototype (1 of 3 methods). Some clicky pics, video below if interested. I think I am getting it dialed in.


Of course, helpful feedback appreciated.

If anyone is interested in one, let me know as I like to try new things.













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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 2 months ago #1808

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Looks pretty cool! I personally am a fan of just the traditional saber blade, but this is quite neat :)
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 2 months ago #1813

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I like traditional blades more as well, I know some mandos this is mostly for them. Plus someone told it couldn't be done and I like to prove people wrong :)
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 2 months ago #1835

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THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!! My favorite type of lightsavers have black cores. and like most im a fan of the traditional but i really liked this desing and of it gets me a functioning black core lightsaber with a green glow IM SOLD... the only thing that needs work as im sure you know is the dead spots and the light not reaching the tip very well but other than that ITS AWESOME
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 2 months ago #1849

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Thanks!

It's really tough, to get better tip illumination you have to sacrifice length. I have figured out a couple things that will off set that by *a bit* but I think it will all come down to what the user wants and can tolerate lighting wise.

I'm still tinkering a bit, but this gives me a proof of concept and I'll likely keep tinkering. I just need to find a way to not consistently sink money into it!

I've the the poly carb version shaped, I'll etch it this week, I expect lower levels of illumination, but more durability.

I'm I'm making a special set up for this one. More on that later.

I'll likely resand it now that I have easier access to a belt sander. That makes it much easier.
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Dark blade Polycarb prototype 3 years 2 months ago #1899

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Update: Poly carb prototype is made. Darker than the acrylic as expected, but if I drop it on the floor, I won't cry.
















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Dark blade Polycarb prototype 3 years 1 month ago #1947

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whittlers the new poly carbs look GREAT the lighting is brighter and I'm sure their a lot more durable. i thought of something while admiring them. is there any way to stretch a second light lightsource along the length of the back of the blade without sacrifising the cosmetic look of the balde? of so it might solve the lighting problem at least alittle bit. i wish you luck and ill be checking back to see if there is any update on your work :)

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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 1 month ago #1948

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HOLY FRAK!!! That looks AMAZING!!! :ohmy:
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 1 month ago #1954

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Wow this looks incredible! Never liked the dark blade but if this was something that was ever produced I'd definitely pick one up for difference!!!
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Dark blade Polycarb prototype 3 years 1 month ago #1969

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CJTHEDJ333 wrote:
whittlers the new poly carbs look GREAT the lighting is brighter and I'm sure their a lot more durable. i thought of something while admiring them. is there any way to stretch a second light lightsource along the length of the back of the blade without sacrifising the cosmetic look of the balde? of so it might solve the lighting problem at least alittle bit. i wish you luck and ill be checking back to see if there is any update on your work :)

- MAY THE FORCE BE WIHT YOU!!!!!!!!!!

I've been thinking about trying something like that, but the more I thin about it the more I don't think it will work. I just made a string blade so I am trying to think of ways to merge the two ideas having some leds in the blade, but I can't yet think of a way it will work. On the next one I make, I have some new materials I want to try that may help, in fact I just had an idea... I might have to try it.
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Dark blade Polycarb prototype 3 years 1 month ago #2151

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Cool man :D I'm eager to see your new idea :D keep me posted please :D


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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 1 month ago #2543

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WOW!!! These are beyond awesome! Really great concept and result. Do you plan on selling them?
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 1 month ago #2549

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Pretty cool, I'm hoping to get a flat blade for my saber sometime, not a dark blade, but something like a saber or katana would be cool.
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 1 week ago #4487

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I'm thinking about selling them at some point. I might make a batch of 5 or so and see if people are interested in them.

I'll see how interest in that goes.
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 1 week ago #4505

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Oh, wow, that looks amazing!

Is that blade compatible with normal SF hilts, or is it a complete custom job?
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 1 week ago #4508

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BZArcher wrote:
Oh, wow, that looks amazing!

Is that blade compatible with normal SF hilts, or is it a complete custom job?
The blade is in a gladius, so of course it works :P
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 3 years 1 week ago #4547

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Very cool!
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 2 years 9 months ago #9957

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Did you try a pulse or a strobe effect with the LED? It needs movement.
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 2 years 9 months ago #9976

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if you do start to sell these, depending on the price+shipping to germany i would be interested :)
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Dark blade acrylic prototype 2 years 4 months ago #21173

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quite impressive! and you make these to sell as well?
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