How to Make a Wooden Lightsaber
These things are light and fast! Not to mention they hurt like...well, imagine getting hit by a broom handle, since that's what they are... So, please keep in mind the future of your friend you're trying to beat senseless and don't use these unless you are responsible and know what you are doing. And they do break, easily, so don't be surprised if you clash swords with your friend and the top half of your sword goes flying across your front yard.
- 1x Finish Factor Standard 48" Wood Threaded Handle (That's what we use, any wooden handle would work) ~$2.00 - $3.00
- 1x can of green, blue, red, orange, yellow, purple (whatever color you want) spray paint ~1.00 - $5.00
- 1x 1½" plumbing coupler. Make sure its flared at one end. ~$6.00 (Smaller than 1 ½ would be better)
- 1x ½ foam pipe insulation wrap. Sold in 6ft. lengths. Make sure it fits tight! ~$1.00
- Lightly sand down the wood and spray paint it whatever color you want. It it best to give it several coats because the paint tends to come off when you fight with them.
- Cut a piece of foam about a foot long. Slide the foam on the handle end of the wooden stick until the bottom of the foam is about where the threads start. The foam will probably split since the wooden stick is thicker than the pvc pipe, try to keep it from splitting but if it does don't worry.
- Now, using the same method as you would for the foam on the padded Lightsabers, wrap the foam as tight as you can! That is important because if you don't wrap it tight enough you wont be able to get the handle on.
- This is the hard part. Slide the handle up until the bottom of the pipe is even with the bottom of the threads on the wooden stick. Yes, I know, it's very hard. I had to put mine in the vice to put the handle on. It helps to twist it in one direction while putting it on, kind of like putting in a bolt or screw...
- Cut the extra foam off that's sticking up above the handle. Now, if your really afraid that the handle will come off, which I doubt will happen, take one of the adapters that you use one the padded Lightsabers and screw it on the end. (I know the threads are a LOT different but it kind of works)