Light Saber #2

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Project by rance posted 06-02-2012 03:33 AM 3568 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks. I’ve been wanting to do another one of these. This one is sorta plain, but it is the springboard for others to come.

The handle and switch section are obviously Curly Maple. The separators with the burn rings are Paduk. Maple for the emitter, and Poplar for the butt cap. No frog on this one.

My son helped design this as an easy to build one. I deviated a bit from his design, but not a lot.

The first one is HERE.

Any and all comments and criticisms are welcome.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#1 posted 06-02-2012 04:18 AM

Use the force Rance, Use the force. It is very strong in you.

Cool saber, you’ve got some kid left in you and that’s a really good thing.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 06-02-2012 05:48 AM

As I said in one post of wooden beetle car, if only our kids would play with those toys instead bad cheep plastic China toys.Nice work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-02-2012 05:57 AM

The Force is with you! Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-02-2012 08:17 AM

Nice job Rance.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 10:33 AM

As usual, you out did yourself. Your attention to detail and creativity (insanity) bring forth some great projects!
It’s always fun to see what you’ve done next! How come the saber isn’t on?
Now – where’s the lighthouse to go with the light saber?

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#6 posted 06-02-2012 12:01 PM

Nice job, Rance.
Love the grain selections and the fluting is really neat.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 06-02-2012 12:54 PM

Nice detail wok on that light sabre, Rance. The Force is in you!!!........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 06-02-2012 01:26 PM

Lotsa detail, and gr8 wood combos as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 06-02-2012 01:56 PM

can you post a picture with it turned on?

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#10 posted 06-02-2012 03:22 PM

looks awesome. but yes pictures of it in action would be cool. =)

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#11 posted 06-02-2012 06:45 PM

may the force be with you ,looks great

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 06-02-2012 07:32 PM


Really COOL!

It wouldn’t be very hard to set it up as a real flashlight… especially with say AA batteries…5/8” hole down the center of the parts as well as a 1/4” hole next to it, for the wires… etc.

Then, you could turn it on… for real!

Really a nice looking FUN project… for the kids…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 06-02-2012 09:58 PM

Great to be a Kid again :: )))
Great job Rance, love it, nice detail

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 06-03-2012 02:13 AM

very nicely done, and great choice of materials – really shines out.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#15 posted 06-04-2012 05:23 PM

As a hardcore star wars nerd, I whole heartily approve

-- Unplugged Woodworkers -

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