The original was made from a clutch alignment tool of some sort.The actual model/make is presently being searched for by our many local experts.It'll be a matter of time before it is identified. The tip was machined in some way shape,or form.
I heard the original tip was a brass plumbers baub, I'm not sure if thats the right spelling. They can be found at Lowes in different sizes. Its been a few years since the first time I heard this so things might have changed. I'm sure if I'm wrong someone will point it out.
Plumbers don't use a plumb bob, carpentes do It is a pointed weight used to determine a line perpendicular to the ground. You hang it from a string to create a reference line. You might use this to line up fence posts, bricks, what not. I have looked at a bunch, none come close to the Fett version, but I don't doubt that it is one.
I didn't make one that looks just like the "real" thing. I used something from what I think goes inside of lamps. I just sort of pulled it apart and stuck it back together in strange ways, then painted it. I like how it turned out.
I have 3/4" and 1" dowels, and was going to use one of those sizes for the body, but I don't know how long to cut it.
I plan on making the splines out of Sintra, and the tip out of Scupley.
So far I've finished my right gauntlet. I made the base for it out of a plastic cup from Walmart (fit my arm PERFECTLY). People in the store were looking at me like I was crazy as I would hold these cups up to my arm, then stick my hand inside the cup. If only they knew what I was up to... I built it up by making several "sub-assemblies" out of Sintra, part of a baby formula bottle (which was vacuformed Styrene!), and various other things. I must say that after the epoxy dried and the paint settled, I was pleasantly surprised!