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Custom Hardware Sonic by Police-Box-Traveler Custom Hardware Sonic by Police-Box-Traveler
Well, I finally finished my Custom Hardware Steampunk-ish Sonic Screwdriver.

Originally I was going to feature a prop made by another gentleman built in a similar way to this here...but after I had received the item I realized I couldn't use it for photos. It's a long story but basically...lets just say a wooden stick with metal parts glued on it... SO! After that I had decided to build my own, my way.

Mostly this is plumbing hardware and modified components. I didn't have a lathe so I faked it and put parts I needed to turn into my drill press and filed them while spinning and making it into a passable make shift lathe.

I built it so the casing is a battery compartment and has removable watch batteries.

I also made the button out of a stainless steel bolt that I had "lathed" down which I thought nicely set off the soldering work I had done to the emitters neck and the brass plug I made for the back end.

The over all size of this sonic is JUST over 5 inches.

I plan to make a few more prototypes, one of which will go to a friend in Arizona named Ken. Great guy and helped me immensely with building my Evil Dead Chainsaw.

Another will be going to a friend that is here on DA named Carthoris :iconcarthoris: who made for me, an all brass Tom Baker style sonic screwdriver out of the sheer awesomeness of his heart. His sonic was used BTW in this pic here: [link] as well as this one here: [link] He's an awesome guy and a big lover of Doctor Who and I figure this is the LEAST I can do to thank him.

The last one of the prototypes will be sent to my "companion" Angie. Angie is an artist friend I know and she is a huge fan of Doctor Who...thanks to me. XD I want to send her something special so, I figure this will be pretty good. She does AMAZING art. Check this shot of me as the Doctor and her as my companion: [link]

You can view additional art of hers here on here blog: [link] and here: [link]

After I'm done refining my process, I'm going to try to sell these in a limited fashion on eBay. I'm going to try to cut my turn around time and parts cost and bring the quality up and sell these for around $50.00 plus shipping.

So...tell me...who would be interested in one? :D
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paulaaron19 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
check out my blog it has some of my ideas for doctor who spinoffs go
paulaaron19 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I think this is the one capaldi should use
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
I think Capaldi should use the one he gives to River before she dies personally. I also think it should be revealed that it's the sonic he used in the war before he switched to the one he gives River.
paulaaron19 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Capaldi is using Matt's sonic but it bulkier and glows aqua green
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Hhhhhuh...odd, I never seen any news on it but that sounds rather superficial for a new Doctor.
paulaaron19 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
There are filming pics of capaldi on doctor who TV of his Dr using it, and they did the same for tennant
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Yes but that made sense. Tennant was taking over for Chris and Chris only was in the show for one season. Matt still used Tennant's sonic for the first episode. I just find it odd that they would do such minor cosmetic changes to Matt's sonic just for Capaldi to use it.
paulaaron19 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I find it odd too
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I looked up some pictures of Capaldi sporting a reddish-brown coat. I don't really see any differences in the sonic quite honestly but it's possible they built a few new sonics based on Matt's for Capaldi.
paulaaron19 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I like it!!
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