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Someone sanity check this crystal window idea 2 months 4 weeks ago #81373

  • Sere Sudae
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There's going to be a lot of assumptions in here, so if I get anything wrong, please let me know!

I've been looking through different ASP parts, and I've been disappointed that there's no combination switch+window parts, or indeed any crystal window sections at all. There's a windowed staff connector, but it isn't available in ASP to design around, where I like to be able to visualize a completed assembly. Even if it was, it doesn't fit the dimensions I'm looking for

Before I go on to details the specifics of my plans, I'll outline my general hilt design. Feel free to provide feedback/critique on that too; I don't have the experience to say whether or not my plans will achieve my design goals.
Parts list;
  • Epoch Emitter
  • Fallen Switch
  • ASP #5 Body
  • ASP #3 Pommel
All these parts are flush with each other, straight-bodied, and except for the switch have internal and external pieces. I wanted to build a saber that looked like it had old guts covered by a shiny new shroud, so I was planning on having the internal pieces powder coated in Copper Vein while the external pieces keep the silver-and-black standard finish.

Now for what I'd like someone to really check my work on; if the switch sections have ~1" internal diameters, and the switches only have 12mm thread diameters, there should be a (relatively) decent amount of empty space to either side of the switch barrels. I was wondering if it'd be feasible - keeping in mind all I have is a dremel - to drill out small slit windows on either side of the switch holes, and insert quarter-inch crystal-shaped LEDs in the spaces next to the switches? Again, assuming a 1" internal diameter for these parts, my mental math is telling me that it might be a tight fit and require shaving a bit off the side of the LED facing the switch but it there should be room.

Am I wrong on my dimensions? Is it insane to try drilling through this much material with a dremel? As much as I'd like to keep every part the same external diameter, if this is too difficult, I might just try drilling and tapping switch-holes into the windowed staff connector and using that.
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Someone sanity check this crystal window idea 2 months 1 week ago #82038

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once the wiring is in and everything you'll have a very hard time getting that to work. Harder still would be getting it to look good.
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