Converting a Graflex to a Darth Vader ROTJ style saber

 
Introduction
Parts
Template
Drilling
Ear Bending
Test Fit
Painting
Bottom Shell
Install Parts
EL Elect.
The Joining
Finishing Up
Finished Pics

 

Bending the Ears down

The next step I took was bending down the ears that are toward the end of the top shell. Again this part is very tricky as the ears can break off at the seam when trying to bend them down. I used a small gas torch to heat them up and then hammer then down while they were very hot. Be very very careful here, is about all I can say. If you donít know how to use a gas torch them donít try this.