How to Make a Lightsaber Hilt Stand

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How to Make a Lightsaber Hilt Stand
A lightsaber hilt can be displayed in the same manner as a sword. (reflet japonais image by Anthony CALVO from Fotolia.com)

Lightsabers are the weapon of the mythic Jedi in the Star Wars saga. Made of a mechanical hilt and plasma blade, they can cut through almost anything. Many fans enjoy building their own lightsaber hilts. When the time comes to display their work, however, the hilts are often simply tossed on a shelf. An alternative is to build a decorative stand to display the hilt, just as you would to display a full sword.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Wooden board
  • Jigsaw
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Lacquer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Determine how high you want your stand to be and cut two pieces of the board to match that measurement. These will be the support pieces.

  2. 2

    Draw a U-shaped notch at the top of one of the supports with a pencil. The notch must be large enough to fit the lightsaber hilt.

  3. 3

    Sketch out any curves, angles or other decorative features that you want to include in the stand. If you want a basic rectangular stand, skip this step.

  4. 4

    Transfer the design to the second piece of wood.

  5. 5

    Cut out both supports and sand them smooth.

  6. 6

    Measure the hilt and cut another board a few inches shorter. This will serve as the base.

  7. 7

    Draw on decorative flourishes and cut the board in the same manner as you did the supports.

  8. 8

    Hold the supports in place where they will attach to the base and trace them. Drill a hole within each rectangle in order to insert the jigsaw blade, then cut out the rectangles.

  9. 9

    Sand the base smooth.

  10. 10

    Glue the supports into the holes in the base. Allow the glue to dry fully before moving the stand.

  11. 11

    Paint the stand and coat it with lacquer to protect it and give it a shine.

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