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My first lightsaber by AnimeFlux My first lightsaber by AnimeFlux
I spent about 2 1/2 days over the '05 Thanksgiving holiday weekend sawing, cutting, grinding, wiring, and riveting this mofo, and I think the end result more than makes up for the frustration I went through. There are a few nicks here and there where my dremel bit skipped, but I don't care. It's... "battle damage"!

Also, there's a hidden button in the pommel (not pictured). That turns on the LED's on the side (red and yellow). I think I screwed up the wiring inside, though, because while the yellow light stays on, the red light is supposed to be activated by pressing the black button on top. However, the red light blinks instead, and the black button seems to do nothing.

Whatever, I say it's not bad for my first time doing any wiring or power tooling.

This was made following the instructions for design VIII on the Big Yellow Box site. I'm currently in the process now of creating a new one of my own design as a gift for my cousin, and this one will have an LED blade and (hopefully) a sound module.
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:iconmyotis76:
Myotis76 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
where did you find the cover for the bottom of your light saber?   i'm making my own one just like yours and i'm having a hell of a time finding a 1" metal hole cover (ie. faucet snap-in sink hole cover).  The smallest size i can find is a 1-1/4" cover. :(
 
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SnugglerofSoki Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For Sale? :iconbegplz:
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:iconbirdyboiz:
Birdyboiz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Ace!!
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bt8497 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
That is one badass looking saber
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SketchyOne Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
geez dude its magnificent work right there !! must be a hell of a work ^^' but the outcome is stunning !! :)
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SwedishGnome Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
AWZOOOOM!!! O.O

what did you use as the bottom part of the handle? :O
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:iconanimeflux:
AnimeFlux Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A shower sprayer/nozzle :)
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:iconswedishgnome:
SwedishGnome Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
ok, cool :p
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:iconwebbanationx:
WebbanationX Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I don't think anybody in the SWU has a saber that shiny. Excellent work
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:iconerwxyz:
erwxyz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
This is AwEsOmE!!!!!
=D
I dont care how many things you screwed up, its still a looker.
=D
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Avatar260 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Holy f..ing hell thats awesome looks just as good as the ones from ILM
very nicely done
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Elkaddalek Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
the end of the saber looks like somthing from a dalek gun :D :icondalekplz:
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:iconanimeflux:
AnimeFlux Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Exterminate!
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:iconnashidaran:
Nashidaran Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. Looks good.
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Neo741 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Wonderful... did you have the plan?? i want to made it!!
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flipflip5felipe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
SOMEONE! Show this to George Lucas! Have him sign it or something, because that looks freaking awesome
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:iconanimeflux:
AnimeFlux Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
^^; I'd rather George didn't see it. I hear that Lucasfilm will sue anyone who even thinks the word "lightsaber" these days.
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whisper69 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Cool.
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:iconjwpepr:
Jwpepr Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
That's more than cool, that's pure ownage!
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:iconarsadraoi:
arsadraoi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Oh yeh. Totally worth it.
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skull-leader-584 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
really nice saber, i thought about building this one myself but created my own using stuff i already had.

[link]
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:iconzarsh009:
zarsh009 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
loving the details. Hemm, if you were to cosplay, who will you go as?
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:icondragon-kiss:
Dragon-Kiss Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I tested this saber two times [link] and [link] Works fine. :jedi:
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:iconanimeflux:
AnimeFlux Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work! Cool usage of a saber.
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:icondragon-kiss:
Dragon-Kiss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Make that three times [link]
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:icondudeguy84:
dudeguy84 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
awesome my bigger bro makes own lightsabers too
:boogie:
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:icondragonmon:
dragonmon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
i fucking hate u
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:iconsyslis:
Syslis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
that's amazing!!! how did u make it? what did u make it out of?
i wanna make one!!!!!
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:iconjade-starrz:
Jade-Starrz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Do you make those for money? No really, I would buy one. *Waves cash*
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:iconanimeflux:
AnimeFlux Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
While I'd love to make more, I've since moved and no longer have access to the tools I'd need. Thank you, though. ^^;
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arina-kaji-GOF Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
where did you go to get the shcmatics can you give me a link? i'd love to build one^^
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sweettarts Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
thats AWESOME
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:iconbackspace17:
Backspace17 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
badass levels through the roof!
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:iconyleron:
Yleron Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Favourite. Instantly.

Amazing work; I wish I could come close to anything like this...
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BastardSon1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Where did you get the instructions?
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:icononi-garama:
Oni-Garama Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
What's the link for those instructions? I'd like to make a few myself. ^_^
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:iconkonoko88:
Konoko88 Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Oh, I want a lightsaber like this! :faint: In red of course. :evillaugh:
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:iconjlundhart:
jLundhArt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wonderful.. truly wonderful.. my lightsaber pales in comparison [link]
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:iconanimeflux:
AnimeFlux Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And I think your saber looks just fine! :nod:
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:iconjlundhart:
jLundhArt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanx.. well it's ok for a first attempt.. I have another one but i gave it to my little brother.. gotta get it back for a while, take some pics and post it..
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:iconanimeflux:
AnimeFlux Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno if you saw it, but I actually did another lightsaber after this one, found here: [link]

It lit up and was essentially battle ready. Sadly, I sold it, but it was awesome while I had it. :)
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:iconjlundhart:
jLundhArt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah I saw but I didn't really like that one ^^;.. sorry... bit too shiny for my taste=P...
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DarknessBlueIce Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
OMFG.

Is there some sort of instructions to make that or it is all of your own resort?
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AnimeFlux Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know the exact web address, but if you Google "Big Yellow Box", you should find what you're looking for. Good luck tracking down all the components... that part was a monster.

Or you could always just design one of your own; that's much more fun, too! ;)
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DarknessBlueIce Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
Found it. Thanks.

Will start with the premade models though.
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Pyromaster114 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice...
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OUND Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Nice. I've always wanted to make one of those, in fact, when I found out one of my former teachers was making one, I got rebitten by the bug. So, what'd you have to order online?
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DarthAdrian Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful ! Makes me want to cry.
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DC1701 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Impressive, most impressive :)

Nice work
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:iconanimeflux:
AnimeFlux Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
Ah, and thanks for the faves, too! :)
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