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SirJediKnightTim
05-13-2006, 12:10 AM
I have searched EVERYWHERE for a tri ring for my custom machined Luke ROTJ lightsaber. Michaels, Home Depot, fabric stores, Wal Mart, local grocery stores and everywhere in between. Nothing. I have spent a ton on gas money just driving around. I have looked for a triangle shaped picture hanger, or a triangle shaped hanger for a pan or kitchen spoon etc.....nothing.

I have found a place online that sells them cheap, but there is a processing fee, and a $4.00 or so shipping fee. I was thinking about seeing if anybody else would like to get one also.

I will have to buy padded envelopes, stamps, and pay for Pay Pal fees. So I figure that $2.50 should cover it with USA shipping. If anybody wants to get in on this, let me know so I know how many to order. I don't want any money until I get them in my hands. But this is to let me know how many to order. If nobody wants any, I'll only buy the one I need. Just add your name to the thread if you want to be on the list.

Tri-Ring Orders So Far....

Name / Qty
ihs 5 (PAID)
pmrjulio 2
snowballz 3 (and 1 oversized welded)
saberfreak 5
musicaljedi 2
scaryguy 2
jedidogs 5
jedichef 1
darth_nickel 3
riselordvader 1

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++

Crystal Orders So Far

GREEN, RED, AND BLUE CRYSTALS AVAILABLE!!!
I have only a few greens in hand now. I will have a full supply of all colors by this weekend.

Name/Qty
Jedi Mike 1 green (paid and shipped)
Itsme 2 green (paid and shipped)
Duck9000 3 green (paid and shipped)
Darth_Nickel 3 green, 3 blue (paid and shipped)
Ihs 10 green, 10 blue, 10 red (paid and shipped)
Nash 3 blues, 2 reds and 2 greens (paid & shipped)
Ironfist 1 green, 2 blue (paid and shipped)
Damon5973 2 green, 2 blue
Riselordvader 2 green, 2 blue, 2 red

UPDATE: I have also found a great alternative if you want to put a green crystal in your emitter like the MR ROTJ Luke EE. I have found Emerald green crystals made by a company called Swarovski (the same company that made the Noble Collection Lord of the Rings crystals for their jewelry line). They have a flat bottom (which works well for what we need them for), and measure 3/16" across. These are made of actual crystal, and NOT plastic.

I'm also ordering blue in the same size, and red.

Compare the photo below which is the one in the Rebelscum archives, and the crystals that I found. I think you will all agree that it doesn't get much closer than that!

If you want only one crystal, it will cost $1.50 via Pay Pal, after the first one it's only .25 cents each. If you ordered a tri-ring also, then it will cost only an additional .25 cents per crystal.

Add your name to this thread if you want one or more!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/saber.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/crystals.jpg

ihs
05-13-2006, 04:23 PM
Great idea! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif I've also searched high and low around here and come up empty.

You can put me down for 4 of them - just let me know when and where to pay.

Thanks for putting this together!

pmrjulio
05-13-2006, 04:59 PM
I'm in for 1

Snoballz
05-13-2006, 10:14 PM
As long as the shipping is combined and not $2.50 each, I'm in for 3.

SirJediKnightTim
05-13-2006, 11:37 PM
As long as the shipping is combined and not $2.50 each, I'm in for 3.



Yes, just to clear that up. The first tri-ring is $2.50 shipped, any after that would be around an additional $1.00 each depending on how many I order.

Snoballz
05-14-2006, 01:03 AM
Yes, just to clear that up. The first tri-ring is $2.50 shipped, any after that would be around an additional $1.00 each depending on how many I order.



Good deal. Count me in for three. Thanks.

SaberFreak
05-14-2006, 06:55 AM
I am in for 5 rings thanks!

You don't need to sent them in padded envelopes, just tape the ring(s) on a piece of card with masking tape, fold the card into half, and chuck it into a normal envelope.

Revan
05-14-2006, 01:40 PM
Does the Obi 1 ANH saber have the same tri rings? If so i'll take 2 (In the UK).

SirJediKnightTim
05-14-2006, 01:43 PM
Does the Obi 1 ANH saber have the same tri rings? If so i'll take 2 (In the UK).



No sorry, that is a "D" ring.

Revan
05-14-2006, 01:52 PM
Pants.

Count me out then http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

I guess I should really know things like that by now.

SirJediKnightTim
05-15-2006, 07:36 AM
I will be ordering these today. Does anybody else need one?

$2.50 for first ring shipped to USA ($3.50 outside USA), and each ring after that is an additional $1.00

SirJediKnightTim
05-15-2006, 02:13 PM
I called to put in my order today. And they are sold out, and it looks like they will not be getting anymore in. So I'm still looking for mine too!!

Sorry guys.

pmrjulio
05-15-2006, 03:00 PM
I called to put in my order today. And they are sold out, and it looks like they will not be getting anymore in. So I'm still looking for mine too!!

Sorry guys.


Is this the place you tried?
http://www.owfinc.com/Hardware/mhardware.asp

SirJediKnightTim
05-15-2006, 04:11 PM
Yes. They are out, and he said they probably won't be getting anymore. Plus, I tried many other places too. Nobody has these. But I'm still looking.

Snoballz
05-15-2006, 04:28 PM
sorry to hear this. I found a place a few months ago that had these and pretty accurate single hole ANH d-rings. They also had a processing fee and outrageous shipping for what would cost them $.50 at most to mail. I'll see if I can find the site again.

EDIT:
Found the site... no metal tri-rings, but the 3/4" d-rings are still on the site.
http://www.seattlefabrics.com/loops.html

SirJediKnightTim
05-15-2006, 06:40 PM
I'll keep you guys posted. I'm searching all over the USA. I hope to find some by the end of this week. I'll keep you guys posted.

SirJediKnightTim
05-18-2006, 12:22 PM
I found some tri-rings http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif!!! The manufacturer is going to send me about 10 samples UPS Ground. I should have them by next Tuesday or Wednesday. After I see if they are perfect for us, I will order as many as we need.

I told him that the hole in my ROTJ saber was drilled using a 9/64 drill bit, and the ring should be just a tad smaller than that so that it has some movement (and not look too skinny). He said that he has a steel nickel plated tri-ring that is made of ".145 wire". It measures 1" on the inside of the ring. And should be just the right thickness at ".145". I tried to get stainless steel tri-rings but, I would have to order at least 5,000 to have them made http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

I'll let you guys know as soon as I have them in hand. Just let me know if you want one so that when I place the final order the middle of next week, I know how many to order.

I will be selling the samples to the people who already said that they wanted them in this thread. I'm only getting around 10 samples, so I'll do my best with that.

Again, it's $2.50 (shipping included) for your first one ($3.50 international) and only $1.00 for each one you want after your first.

I'm adding everybody who ordered on a list at the top of this thread.

ihs
05-18-2006, 01:18 PM
Great news! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif Thanks for the update. I'm still in for the 4 I requested originally.

SirJediKnightTim
05-18-2006, 01:20 PM
Great news! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif Thanks for the update. I'm still in for the 4 I requested originally.



You were the first person who responded when I started this post. So 4 of the sample tri-rings are yours. You don't need to pay me until I get them early next week.

MusicalJedi
05-18-2006, 01:56 PM
Thanks so much for putting this together. I would be in for 2.

pmrjulio
05-18-2006, 02:03 PM
I'm in for 1


Please upgrade me to 2 (you never know...)

SirJediKnightTim
05-18-2006, 02:05 PM
I'm in for 1


Please upgrade me to 2 (you never know...)



You and musicaljedi are updated on the list.

ScaryGuy
05-18-2006, 03:41 PM
I'm in for one.

SirJediKnightTim
05-18-2006, 03:50 PM
The list is growing!

Jedi_Dogs
05-18-2006, 08:00 PM
The list is growing!



Tim, please put me down for 5 too

SirJediKnightTim
05-18-2006, 09:04 PM
The list is growing!



Tim, please put me down for 5 too



Your on the list Patrick.

I will be posting photos when I get the tri-rings on Tues/Wed of next week.

ScaryGuy
05-19-2006, 01:02 AM
On second thought, change mine to two. If I screw one up I still have a spare http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

jedichef
05-19-2006, 03:19 AM
put me down for one, thanks!

Snoballz
05-19-2006, 09:52 PM
happy to see you found a new supply. thanks once again!

SirJediKnightTim
05-20-2006, 09:09 PM
Saturday night bump. Get your orders in. I will be ordering these mid next week.

SirJediKnightTim
05-22-2006, 01:49 PM
BUMP FOR CRYSTALS ADDED TO GROUP ORDER!!!

The_Mike
05-22-2006, 02:33 PM
Tim, mark me down for one crystal. PM me your details so I can pay at your leisure. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif Also, can you post pics of your own personal version so we can see the real-life detail?

I'm gonna have me a ROTJ V2 Elite! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

ihs
05-22-2006, 03:34 PM
Tim, this just keeps getting better and better! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif What's next; at this rate I'm expecting to log on and find that you're going to be able to source some Graflex clamps for us at $1.75 each. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Great find on the crystals and thanks a bunch for making them available. I would like 5 of them please, and if you could bump my tri-ring order from 4 to 5 as well, that would be great (thus, 5 of the tri-ring and 5 of the crystal). Regarding payment, just let me know where and when and I can get it sent right out. Thanks again! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

itsme
05-22-2006, 03:35 PM
I am in for two crystals. PM sent. Thx!

SirJediKnightTim
05-22-2006, 03:35 PM
Tim, mark me down for one crystal. PM me your details so I can pay at your leisure. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif Also, can you post pics of your own personal version so we can see the real-life detail?

I'm gonna have me a ROTJ V2 Elite! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



My camera broke. I bought a new camera from e-bay (same exact camera), but I have not gotten it yet (possibly tomorrow). I'm not sure if it is a good enough camera to capture the details. Also, the hole in my saber is 7/16" deep, so it is hard to see in a photo. I would rather have it deep instead of right on top like the MR EE version. Maybe somebody here who gets one off of me could add a better photo? They look great in person.

"ROTJ V2 Elite"..... Now that's funny http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

ihs
05-22-2006, 03:45 PM
BTW Tim, (meant to mention this in my earlier post but forgot) - I love your avatar and quote. That is easily one of my top 3 movies/books, and your quote is probably my favorite line. It's a shame that the movie didn't seem to get as good of reviews/coverage as I thought it deserved. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-22-2006, 03:52 PM
BTW Tim, (meant to mention this in my earlier post but forgot) - I love your avatar and quote. That is easily one of my top 3 movies/books, and your quote is probably my favorite line. It's a shame that the movie didn't seem to get as good of reviews/coverage as I thought it deserved. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



I agree with you 100%!!! Many people have never heard of the Count of Monte Cristo. It's really in my top 2 or 3 favorite movies.

The_Mike
05-22-2006, 04:24 PM
Payment Sent. Almost broke the bank on that one. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-22-2006, 04:26 PM
Payment Sent. Almost broke the bank on that one. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Thanks, I'll mail it tonight.

Duck9000
05-22-2006, 05:05 PM
I am in for 3 crystals, please!. Thanks Tim! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-22-2006, 05:06 PM
I am in for 3 crystals, please!. Thanks Tim! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



What colors? Blue, Green or Red? I have a couple of green left. But I will have all of the colors by this weekend.

Duck9000
05-22-2006, 05:31 PM
I am in for 3 crystals, please!. Thanks Tim! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



What colors? Blue, Green or Red? I have a couple of green left. But I will have all of the colors by this weekend.



Payment sent!. All green, please http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-22-2006, 06:35 PM
I am in for 3 crystals, please!. Thanks Tim! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



What colors? Blue, Green or Red? I have a couple of green left. But I will have all of the colors by this weekend.



Payment sent!. All green, please http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Duck9000, yours are shipping today.

I still have a few green crystals left, and then I'm out until the weekend.

itsme
05-22-2006, 06:57 PM
BTW Tim, (meant to mention this in my earlier post but forgot) - I love your avatar and quote. That is easily one of my top 3 movies/books, and your quote is probably my favorite line. It's a shame that the movie didn't seem to get as good of reviews/coverage as I thought it deserved. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



I agree with you 100%!!! Many people have never heard of the Count of Monte Cristo. It's really in my top 2 or 3 favorite movies.



I have not watch the movie but my class was tested on it during Literature lessons almost 20 years ago. Great storyline!

Darth_Nickel
05-22-2006, 08:07 PM
Nice work picking these up Tim!!!! I can't wait to get them.

Duck9000
05-22-2006, 08:38 PM
Thanks Tim! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Snoballz
05-23-2006, 12:40 AM
Update me for 2 blue crystals and 1 green one.

Thanks!

ihs
05-23-2006, 08:15 AM
PM sent to you, Tim... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-23-2006, 08:31 PM
I finally got around to glue in my crystal. First of all, it's very hard to get these inside the emitter without having it flip over on you. So the solution I came up with was (as crazy as it sounds) I used a skinny straw (like you get with coffee) and put one end over the top of the crystal and the other in my mouth. Sucking on the straw I then put it in the saber emitter. That worked! The bad news is....I put ONE DROP of super glue in the saber emitter, and within 10 minutes the fumes of the glue FRIED the crystal. These crystals have A LOT of "fire" to them, a lot of sparkle. The glue really "fogged" it up. I then used a 2 part apoxy that I used to install a review mirror in my truck (yeah, it's that strong). It's been over one hour, and it still looks like new. It's something with the superglue. I think both glues are overkill. I think the perfect glue would be the kind that I used as a kid to put models together.

So just a warning to you guys.....DO NOT USE SUPERGLUE TO INSTALL YOUR CRYSTALS!!! (I sent a pm to everybody who has some in the mail already).

Jedi_Dogs
05-23-2006, 08:37 PM
Tim, I know that you don't have a great camera but can you try to post a pic of your saber with the crystal installed http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-23-2006, 09:13 PM
Tim, I know that you don't have a great camera but can you try to post a pic of your saber with the crystal installed http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



My camera broke. And I bought another camera on e-bay last week. The seller told me that he shipped it parcel post last Thursday. Hopefully I have it tomorrow. I will try and post photos then. I have been trying to post photos. I converted a football display case to a 3 tier lightsaber case! I put a acrylic mirror over the hole where the football sat. And I finished painting my ROTJ saber copper tonight. It's been killing me not posting photos! But believe me when I tell you, this green crystal looks like it was made for this saber!!!!! You guys are going to love it!!!!

Nash
05-23-2006, 09:33 PM
damnit if i could teleport my new camera to you i would! because it has an awesome macro mode.

Jedi_Dogs
05-23-2006, 09:40 PM
Sorry Nash, there are no teleporters in the Star Wars universe http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-23-2006, 09:41 PM
damnit if i could teleport my new camera to you i would! because it has an awesome macro mode.



I wish you could too! Hopefully I will get my camera tomorrow. It takes really great photos (I bought the same exact camera as my old one), but it doesn't take good close up shots. But I still may be able to put together a half way decent photo. It's only a 2.0 meg camera.

SirJediKnightTim
05-25-2006, 04:55 PM
Here is a photo of my actual lightsbaer with the green crystal in the emitter. It's really a little darker green, the flash is making it brighter.

Also, I have all crystals in hand today. I have the green, red, and blue. My Pay Pal address is t5cd@aol.com Please include your scummer name with the payment. All crystals that have been paid for will ship tomorrow.

The bad news is, I do not have any tri-rings yet. I think the person at the company who I was working with is on vacation this week. So I won't know more until next week.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/saber.jpg

Jedi_Dogs
05-25-2006, 04:59 PM
Tim, can you take a picture in the daylight so it won't be so washed out buy the flash? How about a full shot of the saber too just for fun?

OT: What is that ship in the background?

SirJediKnightTim
05-25-2006, 05:01 PM
This is a photo of the glue that I used to glue in the green crystal. It had no effect on the sparkle of the crystal. I bought the glue at Wal Mart for $1.99.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/glue.jpg

SirJediKnightTim
05-25-2006, 05:10 PM
Tim, can you take a picture in the daylight so it won't be so washed out buy the flash? How about a full shot of the saber too just for fun?

OT: What is that ship in the background?



The ship is just a ship that I won on e-bay a while back.

I wanted to post a photo of my saber w/case tomorrow because I'll have my ANH MR Luke in it, and my Yoda ROTS MR next to it. But here you go....

Here is the football display case before....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/displaycase.jpg

Here it is after....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/boat.jpg

and after...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/complete.jpg The Obi Wan lightsaber (when I get one) will go on the bottom space, and the plaque will be added too. And the Luke ANH MR lightsaber is going on the top.

Darth_Nickel
05-25-2006, 07:14 PM
It looks great Tim. I can't wat to get mine done.

SirJediKnightTim
05-25-2006, 07:28 PM
These crystals are for ihs being mailed right now!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/crystals.jpg

Nash
05-25-2006, 07:31 PM
Tim so the crystal fits perfectly in the Luke saber? Is it the same size as the EE version?

SirJediKnightTim
05-25-2006, 07:36 PM
Tim so the crystal fits perfectly in the Luke saber? Is it the same size as the EE version?



It fits perfectly in mine. I don't know about the EE because I don't own it. The hole in my ROTJ saber measures 1/4" across. The crystal measures 1/3" across at the bottom. It fits perfectly. You couldn't fit a bigger one in it. And it's pretty hard to get it in there. I had to suck on a coffee (skinny) straw, while setting it inside the emitter!

Nash
05-25-2006, 07:38 PM
lol i would have liked to see that process :P

payment sent bro!

SirJediKnightTim
05-25-2006, 07:43 PM
lol i would have liked to see that process :P

payment sent bro!



No, you wouldn't http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif It wasn't fun sucking in glue fumes!!!

SirJediKnightTim
05-25-2006, 07:48 PM
A photo just for fun! I have been waiting to do this for a long time!!!! It's just my winter glove, but it will do!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/glove.jpg

Darth_Nickel
05-25-2006, 07:52 PM
Tim,

I just wanted to call dibs on mine..... Please note below for reference... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c121/Darth_Nickel/DNcrystals.jpg

BradP
05-25-2006, 08:01 PM
Tim,

I just wanted to call dibs on mine..... Please note below for reference... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c121/Darth_Nickel/DNcrystals.jpg




NO NO NO...those were the ones I wanted!!!!! dont make me get my bowcastor out!!!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Nickel
05-25-2006, 08:04 PM
I'm sorry man, it's only fair since I called dibs first. Besides... your bowcaster will bounce off me and stick on you....

BradP
05-25-2006, 08:06 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-25-2006, 08:18 PM
I'm sorry man, it's only fair since I called dibs first. Besides... your bowcaster will bounce off me and stick on you....



Actually, all 30 of those went to "ihs" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

ihs
05-26-2006, 07:45 AM
Actually, all 30 of those went to "ihs" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Thanks for the heads-up, Tim! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif Great picture with the glove, too - now you just need to go do that with some sand dunes as a background, and you'd have a perfect Pit of Carkoon shot. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-26-2006, 12:29 PM
GOOD NEWS ON THE TRI-RINGS http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif!!! I was just told that my 10 sample rings were shipped via UPS ground yesterday. And I will have them in my hands on Tuesday. So I will be posting a photo of the tri-rings on Tuesday night. And placing an order for the "real" order next week.

SirJediKnightTim
05-26-2006, 07:10 PM
New pictures!!! New lightsabers today!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/together.jpg Thanks to JD for the MR Luke ANH saber!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/lukestogether.jpg WHAT A PAIR!!!! The MR ANH weighs a TON, unlinke the MR ESB Luke.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/yodaalone.jpg My new MR ROTS Yoda saber!!! Thanks to JD for the saber, and Jedidogs for the AOTC display case!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/yodadontfit.jpg The MR ROTS Yoda WON'T fit properly in the MR AOTC display case! Any ideas? The acrylic stands are too thick to fit where the AOTC saber does (inbetween the clamp and the grips). I supose I could file one side down? I wonder if it would be ok to leave it like I have it, or if over time this would eventually damage the lightsaber? EDIT: I fixed this problem. I had to sand down one lightsaber stand so that it was thinner. Now it fits like a glove and I have it positioned like the AOTC MR lightsaber.

Jedi_Dogs
05-26-2006, 07:12 PM
I received my sample crystal from Tim today. The color of the green crystal is very nice.

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7234/crystalnickel7fp.th.jpg (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=crystalnickel7fp.jpg)

Unfortunately the size of the crystal is too small for the V2 emitter http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif


http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1243/crystalemitter1gb.th.jpg (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=crystalemitter1gb.jpg)

Tim is checking on the larger sized crystals but they are thre times the prices at $.75 each http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Jedi_Dogs
05-26-2006, 07:34 PM
Here is another photo of Tim's crystal inside my pristine V2 saber

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7754/crystalemitter23bt.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=crystalemitter23bt.jpg)

The reflective interior of the emitter hole makes the crystal appear larger than it is.

SirJediKnightTim
05-26-2006, 07:57 PM
Nice photos patrick!!

Jedi_Dogs
05-26-2006, 08:52 PM
Nice photos patrick!!



Thanks Tim, it is impressive how that crystal shines in the sunlight. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Nickel
05-26-2006, 10:28 PM
Tim,

I got my crystals today too. Thanks man. If you can get some larger ones, count me in on those too. The different sizes will be a nice option as more sabers are made.

Thanks man!!! Great work!!

IronFist
05-26-2006, 10:31 PM
Unfortunately the size of the crystal is too small for the V2 emitter http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



Bummer. That's the whole reason why I bought some. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-26-2006, 10:52 PM
Unfortunately the size of the crystal is too small for the V2 emitter http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



Bummer. That's the whole reason why I bought some. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



Personally, I think it's all according to taste. We are talking about a 3/16" crystal or a 4/16" crystal.

I originally bought these only for my Luke ROTJ Hero custom lightsaber. And the 3/16" is what I needed. Then a few scummers wanted to get them in blue and red, so I ordered them. Now people want them in 4/16". I think it's only according to taste, and as long as the crystal fits inside your lightsaber, and you like the color, there is no wrong crystal. But that's my opinion.

SirJediKnightTim
05-27-2006, 12:06 AM
This is something you don't see every day. My MR ROTS saber sitting in a MR AOTC display case, and it fits (now).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/newyoda1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/newyoda2.jpg

IronFist
05-27-2006, 09:20 AM
Unfortunately the size of the crystal is too small for the V2 emitter http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



Bummer. That's the whole reason why I bought some. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



Personally, I think it's all according to taste. We are talking about a 3/16" crystal or a 4/16" crystal.

I originally bought these only for my Luke ROTJ Hero custom lightsaber. And the 3/16" is what I needed. Then a few scummers wanted to get them in blue and red, so I ordered them. Now people want them in 4/16". I think it's only according to taste, and as long as the crystal fits inside your lightsaber, and you like the color, there is no wrong crystal. But that's my opinion.



Well, for under $2, I'm not griping, mind you. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif I was just hoping they'd fill the emitter and (totally my fault for not measuring first) it appears they'll be small. No big deal, in the grand scheme of things, really.

Oh, and when you start shopping for the 4/16" ones, you'll probably have an easier time looking for 1/4". http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-30-2006, 06:40 PM
The good news is that I got the sample order of tri-rings today. The bad news is that they are too fat to fit in the hole of the lightsabers. I have e-mailed the company to see if they have smaller wire, and will get back to you guys ASAP.

SirJediKnightTim
05-31-2006, 04:12 PM
The good news is that I got the sample order of tri-rings today. The bad news is that they are too fat to fit in the hole of the lightsabers. I have e-mailed the company to see if they have smaller wire, and will get back to you guys ASAP.



Just look at how bad these look http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif I have talked with them. And they are sending me a sample of stainless steel tri-rings that they will make in the morning. They welded the ones in the photo, and left 2 marks on the rings. They will not weld the next set of samples, to get rid of those marks, and so that we don't have to cut them when we get them. Since he is making them up for me special (I informed him on how unhappy I was with the ones that he sent me) I hope I don't have to place an order for 5,000 like he told me before http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Again, I'll keep you all informed. I should have the new samples early to mid next week.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/tri.jpg

SirJediKnightTim
06-08-2006, 04:52 PM
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qwa_raig
06-08-2006, 05:23 PM
Would the crystals fit into the Obi apprentice saber that Luuke is now sending out?

SirJediKnightTim
06-08-2006, 05:25 PM
They measure 3/16" wide at the base.

RiseLordVader
06-09-2006, 04:25 AM
I'm interested in buying a green crystal and a tri-ring for my Luke ROTJ! How much will it cost incl. shipping to Denmark?

Jedi_Dogs
06-09-2006, 09:44 PM
Tim, any news about the tri-rings?

SirJediKnightTim
06-09-2006, 10:16 PM
Tim, any news about the tri-rings?



I was expecting the sample order this week. It didn't come. I keep bothering the company. They had to actually make me the tri-rings because they are sending me stainless steel samples. I also told them that I don't want them welded, so they will be VERY easy to put on our sabers. I will post photos as soon as they arrive which should be hopefully on Monday.

SirJediKnightTim
06-09-2006, 10:37 PM
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Duck9000
06-10-2006, 01:07 PM
I got the crystals a few days ago. Here a few pics.

Thank you very much, Tim! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//577/medium/DSC03550.JPG

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//577/DSC03551.JPG

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//577/DSC03553.JPG

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//577/DSC03552.JPG

SirJediKnightTim
06-10-2006, 01:14 PM
Sweet looking photos!!!! Very nice!!!! I'm glad you liked the crystals. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jedi_Rainman
06-10-2006, 04:46 PM
Those pics make those sabers like EEs, so not bad at all http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirJediKnightTim
06-10-2006, 04:57 PM
Those pics make those sabers like EEs, so not bad at all http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Yeah, and for only .25 cents http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirJediKnightTim
06-14-2006, 07:02 AM
This is the e-mail that I received yesterday from the company that is making the tri-rings.

"Tim they have not been shipped I have not been able to get them done. It is important to me to do this but I have not had the open machine to get them in. I am hoping to get it done Friday and ship it to you. I am hoping to make between 6 and 12 pc for your approval."

This is going to take more time everybody. But I'm STILL working on it!

Darth_Nickel
06-14-2006, 07:19 AM
Thanks for the update Tim, and thanks for staying with this.

SirJediKnightTim
07-05-2006, 05:58 PM
I have been getting the run around on the tri-rings. I'm not going to be able to get them http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Jedi_Dogs
07-05-2006, 06:58 PM
I have been getting the run around on the tri-rings. I'm not going to be able to get them http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



That is disappointing Tim. We appreciate all of the work that you did on this order. Keep us posted if you find another source for the tri-rings. I know that you will not rest until your Luke saber is complete http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Snoballz
07-05-2006, 09:04 PM
Thanks for the effort you put into this. I know how much you were looking forward to these. I hope you'll keep us posted on your future progress since a Jedi never rests until his saber is complete. Unless you're Darth Vader (ROTJ), then you'll just throw anything together that works. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif