[Lightsabers] Crystal Chambers!

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14 Mar 2018 16:13 #318684 by steamboat28
Anybody added a crystal chamber to their saber, or have one installed? If so, let's see what you've got! I need ideas.

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14 Mar 2018 21:43 #318717 by Zero Storm
I personally haven't seen the need. To me the crystal chambers are more for display pieces, and I use mine. But when I googled crystal chambers there were a lot of cool pics that came up. A cpl even sparked my interest a bit.


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14 Mar 2018 23:21 - 14 Mar 2018 23:21 #318728 by Arisaig
Dont have one atm, but been looking at this as a replacement blade plug:
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20 Mar 2018 06:14 #319202 by Adder
I dig looking at the work that goes into Graflex sabers, they have a crystal placement. Dunno what they are like or if practical to use but pretty.
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10 Dec 2018 01:00 #330481 by Xiam

Zero Storm wrote: I personally haven't seen the need. To me the crystal chambers are more for display pieces, and I use mine. But when I googled crystal chambers there were a lot of cool pics that came up. A cpl even sparked my interest a bit.

I've thought about making a lightsaber with a crystal in it, just for personal reasons. I mean, a lightsaber should have a crystal, seems only fair... and while I'd like to have some kind of twist-and-open mechanism to reveal it, I'd mostly like to keep it closed So I'm wondering if it's possible to do that and still have a combat-ready lightsaber, or if I should just have two versions of the same hilt design... I don't know... I'm still super poor, so nowhere near beginning it, but it's something I like thinking about.

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10 Dec 2018 06:00 - 10 Dec 2018 06:01 #330504 by Gisteron
What I did on a saber I designed and almost finished building (it's been on hold for a few years now, I should seriously get around to it) is this: I had a choke just under the emitter section, and I put a simple LED there. The shroud piece though has openings on the other side of where that LED is, so the light has to reflect off the shroud and hilt surface all the way around the choke and out of that slit. This "fake chamber" gives the appearance of depth and detail, though costs very little in terms of materials and crafting efforts, and of course it doesn't compromise the saber's structural integrity. It is every bit as sparring-worthy as it would be without that (admittedly, that may mean much or little, I frankly can't tell), it just looks prettier.

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