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Abietes Conum Lightsaber – Recast!

Hello Everybody, this post is a little early for a change but for good reason. Firstly as I have had a hectic time the past two weeks, I am going to have a weekend off and go and see the fantastic music band I saw last year as a treat. Second I found out one of my posts was missing! Kathleen at Graphic Novelty2 posted about an upcoming Harry Potter computer game and I was about to leave a comment and a link to my HP themed hilts and in particular one called Abietes Conum. Well to my surprise Abietes Conum had vanished! The youngling versions were still there but the main hilt had gone so I will recast it here. Here is Abietes Conum (again!)…

Now I will chat about the hilt, firstly as I mentioned in my original post, making metal parts look like wood is difficult. When I first posted this design Powder Coat/paint options weren’t available so I had to get creative. I thought about it and I realised that there are other parts to a tree and I noticed that the ridged parts on the body resembled an Abietes Conum…or for non Latin speakers a Fir Cone! So I created a fir cone based hilt/wand! The purple blade I thought looked a bit like a bolt of lightning or even better a Spell projecting from the emitter. The body is made of several connectors called couplers and have ridges/blocks that look like the segments of a fir cone that open to release it’s seeds. The switch and pommel I selected just help give the wand/saber a bulbous end to further enhance the look of a cone. The hilt is finished in a weathered coating to make it appear wooden (as much as possible) and covered in woodland grime!

The hilt also comes in a clean black version, a regular metallic saber and for the rich wizards there is a solid silver version so here is a little slideshow to display those too..

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So that was Abietes Conum Lightsaber recast, I hope you liked it! I never knew I was so magical as to be able to design a hilt that could actually vanish. And speaking of vanishing I am afraid I will have to bring this post to an end and disappear myself. I have to prepare for my journey to the concert (I can’t fly there in my Jedi Interceptor so have to use a train!). I won’t be able to reply to comments etc until I get back but don’t worry I will reply to any words left as soon as I get back to my workshop!

So thank you all for looking in on this design, your support is always appreciated. Hopefully I should have “new” designs in my upcoming posts so I hope you will return to see them. Till next time!

“Abietes Conum Lightsaber” is a For Tyeth Edition design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018. “Harry Potter” was created by J.K. Rowling and is Trademark/©Copyright of J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros Entertainment.

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Abietes Conum Youngling Edition (Good and Bad versions)

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a good day, mine has been “unusual” in that I had a conversation with someone in the Google Community I help moderate on. Nothing unusual about that, but they described me as “intelligent and cool”. I’ve never been considered as cool before! Anyhow, I must get on with business and I promised to bring you two versions of Abietes Conum Youngling and I aim to please. The first is as the title says the embodiment of good and I call this design AC Youngling Angel…

This a saber to inspire youngsters to do the right thing and to help people as opposed to the upbringing that youngsters of the Sith religion are given. Speaking of the Sith there is also a version for the not-so-good people, this is the design I call AC Youngling Korriban…

This saber version is named after the home world of the Sith movement. I haven’t designed this to promote bad behaviour, but to illustrate that for the Lightside to exist there has to be an opposite to compare/measure it against. It is this balance that the inhabitants of the Star Wars Universe are trying to achieve and preserve but as with all societies, there are always going to be elements within that alters the balance in one direction or the other. As long as there is this state of flux there will always be need for Lightsabers.

Hopefully that last sentence didn’t sound too pessimistic, I’m supposed to be “friendly, intelligent and cool”! I will end here and hope you have enjoyed the Youngling series of sabers, I may work on more in the future. Thank you for looking in and for your continued support. In upcoming posts I have a Rock and a Sock so please call back and I’ll explain all! Till next time.

Abietes Conum Youngling Edition (Lightsaber for little Wizards)

Hello Everyone, over the past week or so I have shown you some sabers for the legitimate kids out there (not just us big kids!) and I have another design for the little wizards. You may remember I created a saber called Abietes Conum (Fir Cone) to represent a magic wand for the Harry Potter fans and Princess of Paperback’s readers, well I have adapted that for the smaller fans, here is Abietes Conum Youngling…

This saber is just like it’s big brother version but I realised I could remove the Coupler sections which made up the body and just use the ridged grip of the emitter. Perfect for smaller hands! The blade still has the magic spell purple colour but I planned this saber to have a foam blade for safety (polycarbonate blades that are usually used are very tough and hurt quite a bit if you get hit by one, as I learned through my training!) Again as this is a modular saber the couplers can be added as the child grows and becomes more proficient and a full electronics package can be installed later too. I know certain followers of this site like the various finishes available so I will include a bonus gallery with the dual tone colour scheme…

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Again I have run out of time for this presentation, I have to return to my training (and get a few more bruises no doubt). I hope you enjoyed these two sabers and please return to see the remaining two versions of this series. Thank you all for visiting and supporting my site, I look forward to bringing you more new stuff. Till next time.

Princess of Paperback’s blog can be found by clicking HERE, so please check it out for recommendations on great reading and movies (and a bit of foodie stuff too!)

Harry Potter and all related names and material are Trademark/©Copyright of J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Abietes Conum Lightsaber (for the Potterheads)

Hello Everyone, over the past week or so I have shown you some sabers for the legitimate kids out there (not just us big kids!) and I have another design for the little wizards. You may remember I created a saber called Abietes Conum (Fir Cone) to represent a magic wand for the Harry Potter fans and Princess of Paperback’s readers, well I have adapted that for the smaller fans, here is Abietes Conum Youngling…

This saber is just like it’s big brother version but I realised I could remove the Coupler sections which made up the body and just use the ridged grip of the emitter. Perfect for smaller hands! The blade still has the magic spell purple colour but I planned this saber to have a foam blade for safety (polycarbonate blades that are usually used are very tough and hurt quite a bit if you get hit by one, as I learned through my training!) Again as this is a modular saber the couplers can be added as the child grows and becomes more proficient and a full electronics package can be installed later too. I know certain followers of this site like the various finishes available so I will include a bonus gallery with the dual tone colour scheme…

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Again I have run out of time for this presentation, I have to return to my training (and get a few more bruises no doubt). I hope you enjoyed these two sabers and please return to see the remaining two versions of this series. Thank you all for visiting and supporting my site, I look forward to bringing you more new stuff. Till next time.

Princess of Paperback’s blog can be found by clicking HERE, so please check it out for recommendations on great reading and movies (and a bit of foodie stuff too!)

Harry Potter and all related names and material are Trademark/©Copyright of J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment.