Once it is stripped down to the bear top shell we will begin work
on this part as the majority of the modifications take place just to
the top shell. The next step I took here was the drill out the hex
bolt holes, I used a template that I printed out and wrapped around
the outside of the tube. I have provided to style of templates bellow,
it is up to you and only you to choose which style you like best.
This first template is in the movie style of the saber and is
commonly referred to as the M.O.M. style template. As that refers to
the traveling Star Wars prop exhibit that was called the Magic Of the
Myth that has traveled all over the US and parts of the world. This
hole pattern matches up to the sloppy-drill-the-holes-anywhere pattern
of the saber that has traveled all over the world and has been
published in many books. So if you want accuracy to the real saber
that has been on display then use this template. Also referred to as
the non-symmetric style too.
This second template, bellow, is a modified version of
the one above. This template has been cleaned up as referring to lining
the holes up as best as possible in a symmetrical pattern while still
trying to retain the look and feel of the real prop. So this gives it
a clean uniformed look to the hole pattern as if someone took the time
to actually measure out where the bolts should be as compared to just
drilling them anywhere as the above shows.