My son is asking me to make him a light saber (Darth Maul’s) with my GF. He wants layers cut out and glued together to make a 3D lightsaber. I’m willing to bet someone somewhere has done this before, but I can’t find anything similar in searches. Mostly I find clip art or svg files designed for the Cricut, completely one dimensional.
I know several of you have done layered designs, so where would I start? I need some Yoda wisdom here, or else point me to a file I can purchase, as I can’t find one.
Was thinking you might be able to get a free 3d model off of thingiverse and use the slicer to chop it into layers for you. But I can see it possibly causing some issues on the buttons and whatnot depending on the level of detail you want. If you used a thin material it could look really cool but be a bit of a mountain to put together.
Looks like it would be pretty trivial to create something close by using a dowel or pipe and laser-cut rings. Take an image, do some basic measurements, create cut file. Looks like you’d need 6 or 7 different sized rings for the end caps, same for the mid sections, and a few lateral fins. The buttons could be single cut from 1/4 material.