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Author Topic: Custom Blade Plugs - pics & instructions appreciated  (Read 22182 times)
Tazflyr
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« Reply #135 on: February 14, 2020, 07:13:36 PM »

Alright my friends, so i finally finished my custom crystal chamber blade plug! Im in love with it! Let me know what yall think!





This was made from an acrylic tubing and cut to 2.75" in length. OD of 1" ID of 3/4"
Bought crystals from local arts and crafts store and used a button from a sewing kit for the top plug
The crystal is set into a piece of hose attachment for a typical garden hose and cut the bottom just to make sure the crystal aligns with the windows in my emitter shown below.



I also used hot glue to make sure the crystal was secure in the hose piece and used 732 sealant to secure the top button.



Any questions on how i did something or what i used feel free to ask! Enjoy!

WOW! Make me one? I'll pay ya! VERY creative w/ your materials!
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« Reply #136 on: February 14, 2020, 07:18:30 PM »

WOW! Make me one? I'll pay ya! VERY creative w/ your materials!
Hahah thank you very much! I got you for the next one 🤙 This is my first go at it, hopefully the next one is better!

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« Reply #137 on: February 14, 2020, 08:06:18 PM »

Uhhh Wow... Do you take commission? :p I love it. One with a Celtic knot on top and in a Green saber would be my Dream Plug.

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Hahaha i wish its just a fun little hobby (that just started lol) Thank you very much! Ill see if i can track down a celtic knot

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« Reply #138 on: February 15, 2020, 04:48:22 AM »

Wow that one is beautiful!!
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« Reply #139 on: February 15, 2020, 04:31:46 PM »

that crystal plug looks beyond awesome!

have you tried using that as an attachment/extension for the actual blade instead of just the blade-plug?  (ie, does enough light get past the crystal to light a full blade)

I was thinking of trying something like that once my apprentice arrives but you have me beat.
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« Reply #140 on: February 15, 2020, 09:11:50 PM »

that crystal plug looks beyond awesome!

have you tried using that as an attachment/extension for the actual blade instead of just the blade-plug?  (ie, does enough light get past the crystal to light a full blade)

I was thinking of trying something like that once my apprentice arrives but you have me beat.
Thank you! Hmmm im not sure if it would provide enough light to illuminate the blade but ill try it out and ill let you know! Thank you for the idea!

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« Reply #141 on: February 22, 2020, 04:13:53 PM »

Crystal chamber blade plug version 2! Trying to perfect the build Smiley

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« Reply #142 on: February 22, 2020, 06:28:37 PM »

K, tell me what you did differently? The base and what else?
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« Reply #143 on: February 22, 2020, 07:22:24 PM »

K, tell me what you did differently? The base and what else?
This is a cleaner build (no hot glue,no o-rings), with new brass fitting and metal bottom cap. Its getting there Smiley

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« Reply #144 on: February 27, 2020, 06:08:20 PM »

There are some really awesome customized blade plugs in this forum!! Now I want to make one for myself!! Cool
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« Reply #145 on: August 02, 2020, 04:43:02 AM »

Not sure if anyone posted this yet…

You can make some faux "crystals" from a hot glue stick!

trim the stick to the size you require.

Next, make about 6 angled cuts at the tp to form the pointy end of the "crystal"

trim straight down from each facet on the sides so no rounded edges remain

voila looks like a crystal!

Give it a few qick dunks in super hot water to improve the clarity

You can then attach to a blade plug or even make a necklace out of it.

There are some videos out on YouTube if you search as well
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« Reply #146 on: August 02, 2020, 11:33:02 AM »

Not sure if anyone posted this yet…

You can make some faux "crystals" from a hot glue stick!

trim the stick to the size you require.

Next, make about 6 angled cuts at the tp to form the pointy end of the "crystal"

trim straight down from each facet on the sides so no rounded edges remain

voila looks like a crystal!

Give it a few qick dunks in super hot water to improve the clarity

You can then attach to a blade plug or even make a necklace out of it.

There are some videos out on YouTube if you search as well


That sounded so interesting that I immediately looked it up, mind totally blown at how you could make a glue stick into a realistically looking crystal. Excellent find!!

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« Reply #147 on: August 02, 2020, 12:47:56 PM »

Nice. Wonder if any colors can work too though, say you wanted a red glowing glue crystal Tongue
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« Reply #148 on: August 02, 2020, 07:03:51 PM »

Nice. Wonder if any colors can work too though, say you wanted a red glowing glue crystal Tongue

I saw some colored glue stick (glitery) at the local dollar tree…I dare you to try it ;-)
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