This started out as a simple sinktube/MHS saber I was going to put together to sale on ebay using the hasbro cheapy sound board and a transistor to power the LED at full brightness.
It morphed into me trying a couple of new things (new to me). I wanted to make the blade holder look like it wasn't a separate screw on piece without using a shroud so I filed grooves in it with my round file. I also wanted to try out reverse sound so this saber has it. Then I wanted to see what it would look like to file grooves in the sink tube of the handle so I tried that as well.
Then after all that I realized I had a lot of brass on the back end so I added the brass ring on the tip. Had I known from the beginning I was going to do all the stuff to the handle area I would have made a ring covering the screw together junction instead of the way I did it but as I said it all morphed at different times.
For the MHS pieces I didn't want to polish it but didn't want to leave it with the factory finish either so I used my DA and sanded it with 180 grit paper. Its a pretty neat finish.
EDIT: forgot to add all the specs:
-2010 Hasbro toy saber (ones with the DVD)
-single 18650 L-Ion battery with in hilt recharge
-transistor soldered onto the board to power the LED at full brightness
-P4 Green LED
-pololu narrow tactile switch in clamp activated by pushing down on the plate
-flashing red accent LED in clamp when power is supplied (pulling the kill key).
anyway enough typing...on with the pics...Pics are clicky for larger images
I will post a video tomorrow.