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gpghosts
03-30-2005, 08:29 PM
forget it


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mochinist
03-30-2005, 09:29 PM
Star Wars geek's crack me up. Do you need this so you can go the newest prequel coming up in a couple months, or is it for a star geek convention.

Check out this video if you are on a decent connection. It is triumph the insult dog from The Conan show on late nights here in the states.

Triumph vs. Star Wars geeks (http://www.milkandcookies.com/stuff/triumphvsw.asx)

snowman
03-30-2005, 09:38 PM
lol

a buddy of mine told me i should start making them and selling them at comic book conventions.

Lets see, all I need is a CNC lathe and a hob and I can whip those things out right quick!

And how many do I have to sell to pay off the equipment? And at what price???

-Jacob

precisionworks
03-30-2005, 09:49 PM
GP,

I've made these for others, just never knew what they were. Just need a dimensioned print to work from (unable to use a bitmap image).

Generally made from aluminum bar stock, can be color anodized if you want. Be glad to quote 1, 10, 100, or any quantity. Email address is in my profile.

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Barry Milton

John Stevenson
03-30-2005, 09:54 PM
Well I watched the film but I thought the thread angle was 82 degrees.

Also the spline doesn't have any detail on it, is this the KFS standard, Klingon Federation Standard?

hoffman
03-30-2005, 09:54 PM
I guess they used the metric system a long time ago in a galaxy far far away...

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Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

wierdscience
03-30-2005, 10:36 PM
Send it to Alistair,I hear he taught Scotty everything he knows about Dilithium power systems http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

cuemaker
03-30-2005, 10:43 PM
Ok, i give. What is it??

(if I am supposed to know by reading the plans, then its obvious I dont know how to read!)

hoffman
03-30-2005, 10:45 PM
OK this is gonna sound like Dave but we're both from Ga. so...

Anyway. Back when I used to drink and smoke weed I moved rented a trailer in Augusta and my closest neighbor was about 100 yds. away. So one night I sneak out back to smoke a doobie and while I'm tokin' in the shadows something catches my eye in the moonlight. Actually it was a someone that cought my eye. No lie, there was this friggin' ninja doing flips out of a tree behind my house with a sword and numchucks and a black hood and he was also flippin' throwing stars at the tree.

Turns out it was my new neighbor who was also really into star trek. Nice guy...



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Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

spope14
03-30-2005, 10:46 PM
I give up, what is it?

nheng
03-30-2005, 10:55 PM
It's a light saber. Reproductions go for $100 buck range and up. Seems to me I saw one a few years ago in a presentation case for around $695 at Universal Studios in FL.

(... the sound of CNC spindles rev'ing up in the night http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif )

Den

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CCWKen
03-30-2005, 11:13 PM
Where's the rest of it? It's only about 11.4" end-to-end. Are you suppose to add a funky plastic light bar on the end? Maybe a floresent tube? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

ibewgypsie
03-30-2005, 11:18 PM
Hoffman:

I was throwing them stars at a plywood target, one off my wrist wrong, hit the target, rolled off , hit the wall rolled around the wall about a foot up, hit the corner behind me, rolled around it, hit the floor, as I looked down it left a row of bloody spots across the top of my foot.

Yeah, I was into all that. I never found a ninja suit to fit me thou, I had black tee shirts and black jeans.... (still do)

My nunchukas? I had octagon coca-bola wood ones with sharpened fender washers on the ends to stop the end wood from splintering as I broke blocks with them. I still have some very old ball bearing ones w.chain I swing about once a year.

My Katana, after I took a lansky sharpening outfit down the blade and made it so sharp I can throw up a sheet of paper and cut it nearly in two, I am too scared to swing it.

I dislike the Star wars or Trekkie geeks. Once they discover girls they get cured. They are living in a fantasy world. One guy on the last job thought it was real. Say something bad about Klingons and he'd scream at you.. "they are a warrior race".. I reminded him klingons were lil balls of toilet paper that didn't get wiped off.. He'd turn purple.

hammerhead74000
03-30-2005, 11:48 PM
ibewgypsie - Um, yeah, they do tend to go a bit over the top at the conventions & stuff... and anybody who thinks Klingons are real should go look up the definition of science fiction http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif

However, I'm still trying to figure out how to cross one of these with a plasma cutter... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif I don't think I could sell'em though, there might be liability issues... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

toolmakerjim
03-30-2005, 11:50 PM
snowman;
watch out for copyright infringement.
these may be a good way to go broke quick...jim

snowman
03-30-2005, 11:54 PM
i dont plan on making them. the conventions are weird though...everybody drawing pictures of spiderman and stuff, nobody ever gets in trouble. I guess they figure the publicity only helps the stuff they make money off from, or they just dont want to mess with the little guys.

-jacob

hammerhead74000
03-31-2005, 12:01 AM
>> or they just dont want to mess with the little guys

I suspect a factor in this is that you can't squeese blood from a turnup - little guys have no assets worth speaking of, so there's no reason to sue 'em (except, of course, for the usual reasons - malice and fear).

BillH
03-31-2005, 12:08 AM
I met a guy one time that went to a trekky show. The security guards all had rigged their fake telecomunicators, you know that little metal badge above the heart, directly into their radios, so they would speak into it, and it worked. I wonder if they even added a sound board so they got that little musical tone when they activated it? Nothing would surprise me.

jkilroy
03-31-2005, 01:04 AM
Some geek my brother used to work with translated some huge book into Klingon. Yes they have a language. As a "reward" for this they let him create a new Klingon word. Oh my, I bet that dude hasn't seen any poonanny since he last passed his head through one during his birth.

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James Kilroy

wierdscience
03-31-2005, 01:05 AM
I did see a girl going to one dressed as a uhmmm...what are they called?Oh Andorians?Oh she was a cutie.I never wanted to be blue paint so much in my life http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Plus the antennae where a turn on http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/wierdscience/Talas1.jpg

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Carl
03-31-2005, 01:42 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v35/lathefan/1a81171f.jpg

wierdscience
03-31-2005, 09:33 AM
Trek sucks!

toolmakerjim
03-31-2005, 11:05 AM
well the antenna sure make me think of a good application...jim

gpghosts
03-31-2005, 11:07 AM
So can any one make this for me
http://www.sitharchives.com/other/images/kyle_giant.png

snowman
03-31-2005, 11:40 AM
This thread still has me chuckling. I just showed it to a friend at work who is a comic book geek...he got a good laugh out of it too...mostly from Hoffman's comments.

It took him a minute to figure out what the drawing was http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Some people like machine tools, some people like star wars...and some people like girls. I think each group is somewhat exclusive, can't partake in the other groups business http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

If I had the time, I'd make it up for ya...but I'm slammed. I think I just found my brother's Christmas present too http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-Jacob

cuemaker
03-31-2005, 03:51 PM
GP, Precisionworks says he will make one for you if you read farther up. His contact info is on the little index card with the face on it. But here is his email

precisionworks@verizon.net

torker
03-31-2005, 07:29 PM
GP, I'd make that for you but you'd have to draw it out on a napkin first http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Russ

hoffman
03-31-2005, 10:03 PM
I'm working on one of these:
http://www.smileylich.com/sfb/ssd/swe-ds1.gif

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Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

BillH
03-31-2005, 10:55 PM
I tell yah, if you could make the light ray that comes out of the saber work in real life like it does in the movies, I'd sure as hell want one as well.

snowman
04-01-2005, 12:06 AM
Hoffman...

I made one of those a few years ago.

Had to sell it though, didn't have enough storage space in the garage http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif

-Jacob

Ben Diss
04-01-2005, 09:58 AM
Wierdscience- Ah, yea and all that ... except that's probably a guy.

nheng
04-01-2005, 10:05 AM
You could blow out a single puff of talc, corn starch or other light powder and then turn on a 5mW red laser with an expanded beam. Add the vvvvrrrrrrrttttttttt sound effect and you're all set.

Mcgyver
04-01-2005, 11:04 AM
i'm pretty much live and let live blah blah blah, but i gotta tell ya mochinist, that was one of the funniest things i've every seen - thanks

spope14
04-02-2005, 12:25 AM
Have the skills to make one, but the time, and effort to expend are a different story I guess. Still working on my air motors and candlesticks have a 14 month backlog right now....

Hoffman cracked me up as well. I never got into smoking weed - that always semed a bit "dumb" to me - also having a father as a cop, this would be real dumb I guess - but I digress.... In my youth of drinking good old colorado 3.2 beer at the young and impressionable age of 18 years and immortal, we had just watched "Star Wars". Found out if you turned your head real quick after about 12 beers (which with 3.2 was enough to get a good one going and a real full gut of lousy quality beer), you got that "Hyperspace" effect with the stars doing the trails thing and going black. The first two times for me were real cool. Problem was after the third turn, something else happened due to that full gut of beer, and it wasn't all that fun.

Everytime after that when I saw that "stars" thing when they go into hyperspace, I got queezy...getting there now many years later...

Enjoy trek and star wars in moderation still, went to a convention as an amused onlooker for the trekkies and Star wars goons. It was a hilarious time.

Even better though, from that time and day, I really miss the absolure riotious times at the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. These people made trekkies and such look real calm and serene.

Lets do the time warp......

plm
04-02-2005, 10:07 AM
ibewgypsie,

"I reminded him klingons were lil balls of toilet paper that didn't get wiped off.. He'd turn purple."

LOL

ibew, I wish you had your own show - I'd tune in everyday. Your humor is priceless!

plm

John Stevenson
04-02-2005, 10:21 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by hoffman:
I'm working on one of these:
http://www.smileylich.com/sfb/ssd/swe-ds1.gif

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12" to the foot scale model would be impressive.

BTW have you noticed all the crew quarters on the plan and no bog ?

Seems a bit risky to me squatting over the edge of one of these things doing 10,567,675.876429764 mph., [approx] taking a dump into hyperspace.
First of all the temerature is going to be down to about minus 2,000 degrees so that Richard the Third is instantly going to freeze, snap off and do some serious damage to the CB antenna good buddy.

John S.



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snowman
04-02-2005, 02:06 PM
John,

12" to the foot scale?

That would be REALLY impressive.

-Jacob

ricksplace
04-02-2005, 03:14 PM
I just can't help myself... The distant cousin to the klingon is the willnot (it will not wipe off) or is it the mustang (it must hang there without being wiped off) Oh to be young again...

By the way, did you guys know that the original light sabre in the star wars movies was actually a graflex flash gun base from the 4X5 graflex press camera? You know, those press cameras you see in the old movies with the chrome flash on the side with the flashbulbs the size of light bulbs?

I'm not a trekkie or star wars buff, but I am a photographer, and I use the old graflex cameras extensively. All mechanical, no electronics, and a joy to use.

wierdscience
04-02-2005, 10:02 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Ben Diss:
Wierdscience- Ah, yea and all that ... except that's probably a guy.

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Ya,your right,either that or it would be "PMS lasts 60 years for my species" http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

BillH
04-02-2005, 10:48 PM
ricksplace, my photo teacher just the other day brought one of those in to show us, quite funny, all of us sitting in front of him, he seamed to have a hard time resisting flashing that thing toward us. Man those things are powerfull. He kept thinking of points to tell us about just so he could flash that thing. IT was such a dick head thing to do, I respected it.

madman
04-03-2005, 02:20 PM
I tried to watch it but it was too geekish for me. I watched about twenty seconds and thought some people should get a hobby like chase frisbees out on the highway.