|Project by 3DBMe||posted 10-26-2010 03:37 AM||1546 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I’ve carved an Ebony handled, 2 handed, Light Sabre prop for Halloween. I have machined an aluminum shaft to house an clear acrylic rod with a pocket milled in it to embed a LED flashlight ‘Beam’. This can be seen in the Prototype photo. I then bored the Ebony to fit around the aluminum hilt. There is a thumb trigger for the light and is held in place with threaded cap screws. I still have some ribbon detail to complete the project. Hopefully it’ll be done in time.
UPDATE: The exposed portion of the Acrylic “beam” is 32” long. I was just at the 1$Dollar Store and found a 9LED light for 9x’s the brightness. That would have been perfect if I had this when I machined the aluminum. Of course I don’t have access to the turning machine for another attempt. Oh well, Cest La Vie.