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The blade looks nice and bright. Can you share a picture of the hilt? What kind of wiring scheme are you asking about?
Can you give a link for the clear PVC pipe you have in mind. I am not familiar with it. I have banged around schedule 40 pvc pipes before. The plastic does have a good bit of flex. However, hit it hard enough and it does shatter. Now, if you are just building a show piece instead of a dueling saber, that should be fine. But if you plan to duel with the blade, polycarbonate is the only safe clear material that I know of.
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The ID of a 1" PC battle blade is 3/4" or 19.05mm. can you provide link for fiber optic that would properly fit into a blade and we would want to avoid the fiber optic rattling inside the blade.
Yes, i have often thought about using side emitting fibre optics, but cost has been prohibitive in the past. perhaps prices have gone down since last I checked. Can you provide a link to a source of side emitting fibre optics that is the right diameter?
Hi. It depends on what tools you have available to you and what materials you plan to use.Aluminum would be the most difficult. I start with a 3/8th inch drill bit and drill all the way through round stock. This can be done on a lathe or a drill press. I then increase to half inch then 3/4 inch. I stop there if using a thin 3/4 inch blade. But most people (me included) prefer 1 inch blades. So I attach the round stock to the lathe and use a boring bar to increase the hole to 1 inch diameter. This is because drill bits beyond 3/4 inch tend to be expensive and hard to find.If you don't have the tools above, buy a blade holder for $25. Less headache and cheaper than DIY.
Wonderful work. I love the color. Thank you so much for sharing.
I poured it on parts (the emitter) and lit it. created burnt carbon residue.
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That is wonderful. thank you for sharing. Does the painters tape wear out? the tennis racket tape wore out in about a year.
Yes, it is possible. I have made many blade holders of my own. The only thing is, i have had access to a lathe and other heavy duty type tools. It would also be possible to 3D print a blade holder, but again, you have to be fortunate enough to have access to that.The issue is that most blades are 1" diameter and boring out a hole that size accurately and properly into metal is not easy. Perhaps if you make your blade holder out of some sort of high density plastic light Delrin or HDPE rod...
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