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 Post subject: The easiest way to make a forcepike.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:29 am 
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I thought i would repost this as all the pictures disappeared on my build thread. Hopefully this thread will help those wanting to make a forcepike that's easy but really effective looking.


To start off buy an 8 ball cue stick that unscrews in the centre.

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Then after affixing handles, work on painting the various parts of the pike.

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 Post subject: Re: The easiest way to make a forcepike.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:34 am 
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Next locate parts to make up the pommel.

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Spray paint everything silver. Use a box to avoid spraying the walls.

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The next day the parts should be dry enough to attach to the pike. Also I needed to cut the cue stick down at the top as it’s too long at over 4 feet. The child’s syringe is attached at tip anyway so it doesn’t show any cutting. Also I needed to place each O ring over the small pvc pipe first then respray the top of stick. It takes a couple of days to dry as the rubber reacts with the paint. Still it looks amazing afterwards.


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 Post subject: Re: The easiest way to make a forcepike.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:41 am 
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Here's the final result.

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It took 3 days and cost about $50

I take it to every troop and would feel incomplete without it.

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Please make comments if you need advice. I'm no expert but I followed the various photos online and some tips here and then made it myself; it really makes a difference to each troop.

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 Post subject: Re: The easiest way to make a forcepike.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:46 pm 
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Thanks Crimson Guard,

Thanks for this easy to follow and simple guide for people like me (I make Homer Simpson making a BBQ look good).
I thought my original ForcePike to be a bit "chunky" and so following your guide made another with a Pool Cue and bits and pieces. Your guide was invaluable

Kudos & May the Force Be With You

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 Post subject: Re: The easiest way to make a forcepike.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:25 am 
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Hey that's great that you could use my guide here. Yes it certainly makes a difference using a pool cue. I trooped today and it was nice and light weight and easy to transport. All the best.

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 Post subject: Re: The easiest way to make a forcepike.
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You are totally amazing for making this! I'll bookmark this for sure! Also, is there much of a difference between the forcepike from the prequels and from ROTJ?


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 Post subject: Re: The easiest way to make a forcepike.
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Hey I’m back and saw your post. Thanks. A difference in pikes beteeen movies? There’s a thought. I can’t say there is looking at the photos. There may be slight things but as the Pike is basically a silver stick with a prong and black handles, I can’t say how they differ.

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 Post subject: Re: The easiest way to make a forcepike.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:43 pm 
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There are slight differences for RoTJ. One, for example, is the serrated style gold coloured rasp emiter.

Having said that, that part often required custom machine work, so I believe the CRL still allows for a stacked ring design for RoTJ (although probably recommends at least the colour is correct). It depends on how accurate you like things.

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