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Machinist Help Wanted!

Discussion in 'Modding Forum' started by IndustrialAction, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. IndustrialAction

    IndustrialAction Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Northern VA
    I have an idea for a pretty cool mod buy I need someone with access to a lathe, or better yet, a water jet, to bring a really cool, really geeky design to light! If you're a sci-fi fan, you'll love this idea. The inspiration hit me today and I want to make it a reality.
     
  2. Java_Az

    Java_Az Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2010
    Colorado
    I have a lathe in my garage but no water jet. For sure a sci fi fan. What you have in mind ?
     
  3. IndustrialAction

    IndustrialAction Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Northern VA
  4. Java_Az

    Java_Az Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2010
    Colorado
    Vaporizer on one end and saber to kill Darth Vader on the other ?

    Here is a link to a place that has saber parts The Custom Saber Shop
     
  5. IndustrialAction

    IndustrialAction Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Northern VA
    Well, I was thinking something in the style of a Lightsaber but not quite as big.

    My wife knowing that I'm a geek, got me a kid's lightsaber for Christmas. It is plastic junk BUT it has sounds! We're talking power-up, the usual hum, motion sounds and charge sounds when you hit it against something. Very cool stuff! I'm going to the store tomorrow to buy another one so I can tear out the guts.

    My overall thought is that we produce a lightsaber hilt with the integrated 3xAAA box and a space for a mod to slide in. Of course, all mods are different so the design could be tough. I'd like to make one to slide my ProVari in to. It would be a cool compliment, IMO!
     
  6. IndustrialAction

    IndustrialAction Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Northern VA
    Also, I'm working on a Genesis like atomizer. Integrated LEDs would really make it look like an LS.
     
  7. Para

    Para Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2010
    Texas
    Lord Vader does not approve

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  8. IndustrialAction

    IndustrialAction Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Northern VA
    Holy crap, is that in your house?! That's AWESOME!
     
  9. asdaq

    asdaq Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    How'd I just know it was a lightsaber? Does Han Solo's blaster ever get respect?
     
  10. IndustrialAction

    IndustrialAction Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Northern VA
    LOL, we'll make a blaster PV next!

    BTW - Han shot first!
     
  11. Java_Az

    Java_Az Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2010
    Colorado
    Well if you get your idea down on paper. Mainly a blue print of what you want turned on the lathe i should be able to turn it for you as long as there is not any crazy weird cuts i dont have the right tooling for. Be sure to include dimensions
     
  12. Para

    Para Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2010
    Texas
    Bobba Fett says No

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  13. skullfreak

    skullfreak Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2010
    North Detroit
  14. IndustrialAction

    IndustrialAction Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Northern VA
    Ok, first I need to get my ProVari in-hand (any day now) and take some measurements.

    Once I know the sizes, I'll order the following pieces...

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    I'm going to have them do some powder coating on the top piece and the pommel so they look cool. The only part that will need to be made is the center tube. I'd like to do something like this:
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    It is actually kind of similar to the look of the ProVari but I want to be able to slide the PV inside of the tube and drill out a hold for the PV's button (or a button extension) to go through. I'll also need to cut-out a section for the PV's display. I can't get exact measurements until it arrives. Ideally, if there is enough room for this to work, I'd like to be able to slide the PV inside from the top so that it sits properly and then screw on my Genesis atomizer at the top of the hilt. That should leave enough room in the bottom section of the tube for the sound board and batteries. Of course, this only works if the parts can all screw together with the PV inside.

    If you guys have any thoughts or advice, let me know!
     
  15. IndustrialAction

    IndustrialAction Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Northern VA
    Here's a concept picture of the assembled piece (without the display cut-out)

    Lightsaber PV.PNG
     
  16. JonnyVapΣ

    JonnyVapΣ Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2010
    Rochester NY
    Wut in the hell??
     

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  17. IndustrialAction

    IndustrialAction Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    Northern VA
    WOW! I thought they looked SIMILAR but I didn't realize they are EXACTLY the same! Holy crap!!
     
  18. JonnyVapΣ

    JonnyVapΣ Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2010
    Rochester NY
  19. breaktru

    breaktru Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    At least it doesn't have the bottle cap ends.
    and.... it doesn't look like thin.
     
  20. Java_Az

    Java_Az Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2010
    Colorado
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    That piece needs more then a lathe to make it. You would need a Angled indexing table on a mill to cut all the groves in it.
     
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