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  1. Daft Aider's Avatar
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    Jul 8, 2014, 8:14 AM - My cheap collar and cod studs #1

    Haven't seen any threads on collar studs, so thought I'd post my own

    While doing my research for my ROTJ SE build I read that the original studs were made from computer keys, so I thought I'd make mine from some old computer keys I had, a bit of foamex and some filler

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    would love to know what you guys think so far
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    Jul 15, 2014, 1:12 PM - Re: My cheap collar and cod studs #2

    I had the exact same idea to do mine.
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    Jul 15, 2014, 2:31 PM - Re: My cheap collar and cod studs #3

    I can't tell from the photos, but did you sand down the tops so they are flat? They look like they will do the job.
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    Jul 15, 2014, 4:33 PM - Re: My cheap collar and cod studs #4

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    I did the same. Sanded the tops flat and gutted the interior and then epoxied a nut to sit flush. I bondoed over the nut edges for extra stability. It's a very quick, cost effective solution. Yours look a lot neater though!
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    Jul 23, 2014, 4:04 AM - Re: My cheap collar and cod studs #5

    I didn't sand mine on the top flat 'Fettered', this was just a first attempt so I will probably go back and redo them and make sure I flatten the tops. Thanks for the comments guys

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