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Use this easy step by step instruction on putting the parts together to build your own lightsaber unit. It requires no soldering, gluing or anything other than the following parts and everything is in the plumbing area of Home Depot: Pop-up Basin Drain (1), Drain extension tube with threads and slip nut (1), Slip nut and washer (1), 1 1/4" Disposal gasket (6), 1 1/4" Slip joint washer (6), Faucet hole cover (1).

Step 1: Lightsaber Head - Blade length adjustment ring

Put aside the drain cap, rods and brackets on the Pop-up basin drain. You can use them for other projects, but you don???t need them here. Slide the washer from the slip nut and washer set onto the pop-up basin drain until it is against the ball valve.
I epoxy'd the appropriate threading lug nut inside where an emitter would go, shortened the design a little, painted it, and made a pretty sweet shift knob. The plastic ones were definitely cheaper, bit i like the feel and weight of the metal, especially on a shifter.
<p>I made a couple of these for a convention I'll be going to soon. I had just about given up on having lightsabers to go with my costume until I found this tutorial! Awesome job! I never would have thought of using these materials but it works really well! </p>
<p>I took this idea and modified it a little for my son's birthday party. We needed a pinata buster, and it was a Star Wars theme party. The handle isn't very elaborate. I bought a plastic drain instead of metal, and jammed a wood dowel with duct tape wrapped around the base for a snug fit. I secured the whole thing with a few wood screws, and painted it neon green. We also had a pool noodle lightsaber fight, for which I made a stand out of a 4x4 and some dowels.</p>
<p>Great tutorial. I made mine for around $20. I found that a plastic chapstick lid fit perfectly inside the valve thing to form a cool button. For the &quot;emitter&quot; I picked up a swivel faucet aerator at walmart for $3. I will be changing the grips now that I know how this all works!!!</p>
<p>Hi there! do you have the instructions, and parts list that you used for your $20.00 saber. Yours looks awesome. Please and thank you. </p><p>AJ</p>
<p>The next page link is being funky for me too. Try this:</p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightsaber-for-%252433-in-33-minutes/?ALLSTEPS</p>
For some reason when I hit next the page won't open. I'm trying to build this. Can someone please help me with instructions? Thank you
<p>I just got one question, can I put a real clear PVC pipe with a LED flashlight on top. If I can how, if I can't what do I cut to fit one in. Thanks for the idea, I really am looking forward for build. </p>
Could anyone out there let me know how they secured there PVC and theee suggestions on installing LED lights or a LED flashlight into the hilt??
<p>To secure the PVC (Or Dowel Rods if you want them to hold up better in dueling) there is a YouTube video that explains how to put in a non-electronic blade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqa4k49xmKg (Blade installation starts at 3 min. and 30 sec.) As for making the blade light up, your best bet would probably be a to take a flashlight apart, putting the guts actually INTO the blade, and wiring a button to the outside. Or possibly an LED strip wired to a battery holder. If you use clear pipe, you should sand and steel wool it down to make it translucent so that light will be distrubuted evenly, and also plug the end with a hot glue gun.</p>
Great instructable! I enjoyed making this very much I'm going to the store tomorrow to get some clear PVC and a LED flash light!
<p>Half done. Making as a gift.</p>
<p>Awesome-sauce, made mine as a gift and now I don't want to give it up!</p>
<p>Great Instructable, thanks!</p><p>Here's my version with interchangeable tips and a mini LED flashlight inside... :D</p>
<p>Good Instructable, here's my first one. I plan on making some variants soon</p>
Great instructible!!!
Thanks for the idea. Got mine built for about $20 and some odds and ends found in the garage.
<p>Nice job!</p>
Is there a way to print this out ?
thanks for this! it was easy to make as soon as we figured out the exact measurements we needed to pick up! we couldn't find any black grip pieces for the outside, so we used some washers and covered them with black electrical tape. perfect in the pinch for my last minute Star Wars day costume! May the 4th be with you!<br>
<p>made a few variations. Thanks for the tutorial. Here are some sample shots.</p>
<p>i didn't get the part where you inserted the blades. could you please tell me/us how did you do it ?thanks in advance</p>
awesome project thanks a ton
<p>$33 in 33 minutes? HL3 CONFIRMED!!!</p>
My latest work. Many thanks to you getting me hooked on this!<br><br>
<p>so you got hocked on making lightsaber hilts cool! I am making one for my costplay outfit for Star Wars 7 I am starting my project a year, four mouths, and 14 days ahead. Wish me luck </p>
can you please explain in detail how you got a light to shine through? because i am thinking of putting a modified flashlight in it, but yours looks so seemless. thanks
<p>just finished making one turned out awesome any tips on how to attach a blade though?</p>
<p>just finished making this turned out great how would you add a blade to it though...</p>
<p>used leather to wrap a handle but ended up working great... thanks</p>
<p>got some of this done but still getting parts</p>
<p>also where the heck am i to find the parts for the grip i've went to lowes and they don't have those parts is there a way to make ur grips from other types of rubber stoppers or something else</p>
<p>so i gotta ask this could u tell us each name of the part so we dont get wrong sizes or the wrong parts? it be much apreceated i want to have one on my backpack for the rest of my life trying to get my brother to make his out of plastic tubing for sinks and stuff</p>
I always wondered what would happen it you dropped a light saber blade down what would happen? Would it go thru The Earth? (love the pic by the way!)
Nothing, sabers are designed to deactivate if dropped. :) You have to use the Force to keep the blade engaged if you plan to throw it.
<p>Some sabers have pressure sensors to turn off the blade while not held.</p>
how did you know that?
Long time Star Wars geek. :) <br>If you want easy reference.... just watch the movies. When a jedi or sith goes down, their saber deactivates before hitting the ground. The arena battle in Revenge of the Sith is a good example of that. In Return, Vader force throws his at Luke in the throne room battle.
The lightsabers only deactivate when dropped if the person that designed it wanted them to do so.
Star wars is amazing!!! Long Live The Geeks!!!
Oh cool if you want to know more check out a book called <br> <br>Star wars lightsabers a guide of weapons of the force <br> <br>I have it its reall ycool it has specs of all good lightsabers.
I READ THE SAME BOOK NOT THAT LONG AGO!!!!
Isnt it awesome but it doesnt have kyle katarns saber
From one geek to another, that's not necessarily true. Some Jedi/Sith built their sabers with dual activation in which they could use the button as a momentary switch (as you suggest), or you could double-click the button to keep the blade on.
If you kept it activated while it was falling the collar around the emitter would keep it from going through the ground.
<p>what size should the pop-up basin drain and the extension tube be</p>
Thanks for this! I just made my own using similar parts from HD. It can be seen here. I credited you for inspiring me. <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Lightsaber-on-a-budget/
Is there any chance you have the part numbers or SKU numbers for the different parts? I was at Home Depot picking up some gaskets for a leaky drain and thought I would pick up the parts for this project but even showing the Home Depot guy the list, we could not find everything.

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