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Title: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dauntless Seven on February 03, 2018, 05:46:56 PM
Because the previous topic contains very few photos thanks to PhotoBucket this is the latest version.  I have attempted to include all the original post responses with accompanying photos.  The first one will be kept in it's entirety for viewing as there is some good written advice and sharing.  It will be locked so please share here.  Unfortunately at this time we cannot just remove that kitten and the other large PB reminder.

EDIT:  I am unable to complete this without splitting the original thread.  Please enter your latest saber and other related displays here.  You can view the original topic post in it's entirety but be prepared to see a lot of PB kittens and that huge notice.  Sorry but we can't just delete that part.  :-\


http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=7551.msg103178#msg103178


UPDATE:  All 20 pages of the original " Display Ideas and Tutorials " have the PhotoBucket pics removed.  Will remain locked but please visit and enjoy.  Still plenty of good photos and instruction within that thread.  :)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Croft on February 06, 2018, 11:50:24 AM
Ok, I'll add what I made for my display.
First pic is what the wall looked like before.
 (https://i.imgur.com/aE3iZg2.jpg)
 
Made out of 1x4 oak ripped to 3", due to where I wanted to place it I stepped it out so it would go over the edge of the movie poster.
(https://i.imgur.com/p04Kzts.jpg?1)

And because I didn't want to look at any wires, I took 3/8" oak dowels and cut a groove in the back, and attached them to the sides.
You can see my saber holder which I can add the link if that's ok to where I bought it, I believe it was another link the I'd found it on anyway.
(https://i.imgur.com/dGK1lj7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pTjqrZC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UR8esST.jpg)

Here's what it looks like on the wall.
(https://i.imgur.com/kGDnwsN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0aRhx7G.jpg)

And here's what it looks like all lit up.
I also drilled a hole in the base, one to hold the saber and another straight through to allow the sound.
(https://i.imgur.com/scTwVxO.jpg)

And haers a quick one of my blade holder.
(https://i.imgur.com/gXrLhRB.jpg)

Hope you like.
Croft  ;D
 


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dauntless Seven on February 06, 2018, 12:02:46 PM
Croft... Oh my your saber display stand and that blade protection storage stand are so beautiful !!  What a great idea to use that tubing to keep your blades from getting unnecessarily scuffed up.  Thanks for the share and please add more as you create them.  :)

awesomeness point  8) 8)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Croft on February 06, 2018, 12:12:07 PM
Thank you Dauntless Seven, been meaning to post these pic's.

The blade holder using the foam insulation tubing was an idea that came to on how was I going to hold/display them
For anyone interested, I drilled through the oak with a hole saw 2-1/2" in diameter. The trick was clamping them together so aligned with each other.
Separate by 14-1/2"
Was fun.

Thanks again, Croft  ;D

wait till you see my blade holder for convention's


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Croft on February 06, 2018, 01:11:17 PM
I checked, this site is listed in the cosplay section.
Only thing I had to do was some grinding on the reverse side so the corvec wheel would fit.
I used this on my drop leg holser to.

https://www.ravenswoodleather.com/belts_hangers/belts/belt_accessories/belt_weapon_hangers/saber_belt_clip/
 

(https://i.imgur.com/4DFar6A.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Sw9jpX6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fvxw8I8.jpg)

Croft  ;D


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Illyiss on February 06, 2018, 02:17:37 PM
Some great work there, Croft! +1


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Saso Is-kor on February 16, 2018, 11:40:36 AM
This is one of my favorites that I'm hoping to make myself soon. Super simple and can't beat the cost, you can get a set of 4 Scrabble racks on Ebay for about $5 which of course makes two saber stands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZeUko3ApgM


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Darth_Eclipse on February 16, 2018, 09:00:37 PM
Some Awesome stuff here


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dauntless Seven on February 17, 2018, 05:22:00 PM
This is one of my favorites that I'm hoping to make myself soon. Super simple and can't beat the cost, you can get a set of 4 Scrabble racks on Ebay for about $5 which of course makes two saber stands.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZeUko3ApgM[/url]



Now that's a good way to re-purpose simple items.  :)


Title: Self-made lightsaber stand
Post by: ProDadoune on February 18, 2018, 03:57:10 AM
Good morning fellow force users! So after having my first few saber I needed a stand to display them properly. I searched on internet and found this one:

(https://i.imgur.com/b1hUwMi.jpg)

but it retails for over $300! So I decided to try and do a "copy" of my own. Here's the result:

(https://i.imgur.com/MMmuuvT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sHI8EY6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/b6on9Hm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RKIqCXY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xikgCmH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fDqvzfg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eeksGTn.jpg)

I'm pretty happy with the result. I might just run out of space really quickly... But for now it's ok. I made it out of wood as I have neither the material nor the skills to work with metal, but I found a glancy-grey paint, which makes the trick.

I intend to build a second one to hold my sabers with blades, so I can have a few ready to fight without having to screw/unscrew the blade every time. I have a good idea of how I will do it, just need the time 😉

May the force be with you all, enjoy your Sunday.


Title: Re: Self-made lightsaber stand
Post by: Rapine on February 18, 2018, 04:08:44 AM
Another very cool sight from ProDadoune!

Way to go man.  :)  Stellar job.

This belongs in the custom stand section...

Edit: ...and I can't find it...lol




Title: Re: Self-made lightsaber stand
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on February 18, 2018, 08:34:06 AM
Very nice ProDadoune


Title: Re: Self-made lightsaber stand
Post by: Therion Jinn on February 18, 2018, 09:52:24 AM
Very nice stand there.
Good work on that


Title: Re: Self-made lightsaber stand
Post by: Dauntless Seven on February 18, 2018, 11:01:01 AM
Another very cool sight from ProDadoune!

Way to go man.  :)  Stellar job.

This belongs in the custom stand section...

Edit: ...and I can't find it...lol





It's in the Customization section.  :)


http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=37692.0


This is a really nice 4 saber display stand.  Bet that is was made for a fraction of the cost.

awesome point  8)


Title: Re: Self-made lightsaber stand
Post by: ProDadoune on February 18, 2018, 12:57:50 PM


It's in the Customization section.  :)


[url]http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=37692.0[/url]


Thanks, I had no idea where to start looking.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Illyiss on February 18, 2018, 03:00:51 PM
Very nice, well finished work, ProDadoune.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: tx_tuff on February 18, 2018, 03:42:33 PM
Very nice Pro. I think it would look better if you also painted the wooden rods. But you did a great job.

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Title: Re: Self-made lightsaber stand
Post by: Rapine on February 18, 2018, 05:09:07 PM
Thanks, I had no idea where to start looking.

Hey, I couldn't find it either...lol



Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Saso Is-kor on February 18, 2018, 05:15:00 PM
That stand, and those sabers... -drools-


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: ProDadoune on February 21, 2018, 01:51:24 PM
Thank you all for the nice comments on my stand. I wish you a good evening. MTFBWY 😀


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: MavRick on February 21, 2018, 02:54:12 PM
Croft, Point to you for your stand. From a wood worker that looks great!  :o Nice work good Sir!


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Croft on February 22, 2018, 04:03:40 PM
Thank you MavRik, it was fun to build and plan it out.
Now to figure one for the misses when we get hers.

Croft  ;D


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Saso Is-kor on February 22, 2018, 07:24:36 PM
So I picked up a few Scrabble tile holders to try out this super basic way of displaying it and this was the result:

(https://i.imgur.com/yOiUQfah.jpg)

I painted it metallic gold. Doesn't look quite like much I admit, but it has a strange simplicity to it that I find very satisfying. I plan on making a small structure that looks like a small set of steps similar to what ProDadoune constructed with his fantastic saber rack but with each of these holders resting on each step for multiple sabers. On a side note, it occurred to me after examining the shape of the holders that they look very much like wood trim that you can get at a home improvement store. Bought by the foot it would definitely be cheaper than buying Scrabble tile holders at a buck a piece.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dauntless Seven on February 23, 2018, 10:19:56 AM
Saso... keep the good ideas coming.  I watched that YT video as well and in a pinch this is an easy way to make a stable display.  Where did you find the single Scrabble tile holders ?  :)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Saso Is-kor on February 23, 2018, 11:16:00 AM
Saso... keep the good ideas coming.  I watched that YT video as well and in a pinch this is an easy way to make a stable display.  Where did you find the single Scrabble tile holders ?  :)

I got them right from Ebay, they tend to hover around $5 for four of them but with a bit of searching I got a four pack for $3.98. I'm going to look into the wood trim today at my local home improvement store and that might prove to be immensely cheaper for essentially the same effect.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: MavRick on February 23, 2018, 02:54:41 PM
Pool cue racks can also be used for a saber rack with minimal modifications if any one wants to go that route.
 That is where I got my idea for the racks I built for me and my son came from.
 Man, I need to get my pics on another image site so I can post them again since photo bucket went and fudged the bucket!


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Croft on February 23, 2018, 04:47:30 PM
Try IMGUR, takes getting used to but it works for me.

Here's a tube I made for caring my blade if I go to comic con.
Made from PVC secondary handrail, sewed a felt sock, put inside to protect the blade, and on the dust cover I screwed a wing nut to grab it by.
(https://i.imgur.com/ODGw2XB.jpg)


Croft  ;D


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Saso Is-kor on February 23, 2018, 08:58:31 PM
So after my trip to find similar wood trim that would be close to the Scrabble tile holders I was able to find some, it was about $6.50 for eight feet so definitely cheaper than buying the "official" tile holders. The wood trim is slightly smaller and doesn't have a little bit of style but displays the Saber quite nicely.

Scrabble tile holders in gold and black, wood trim holder I made in the center. I super glue them together so that they don't separate.

(https://i.imgur.com/XzKtkcMl.jpg)

Looks just fine with my Apprentice.

(https://i.imgur.com/2FnI4Eal.jpg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Illyiss on February 23, 2018, 09:26:09 PM
Very nice!  And at that price, if you want to cut a third piece, to put "face" side out on the front, it's still not a bad price.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Saso Is-kor on February 23, 2018, 09:34:11 PM
Very nice!  And at that price, if you want to cut a third piece, to put "face" side out on the front, it's still not a bad price.

I didn't think of that, great idea, -1 point for you  :)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Illyiss on February 23, 2018, 09:50:15 PM
I didn't think of that, great idea, -1 point for you  :)

Welcome!


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: VaporTrail_000 on March 07, 2018, 05:13:33 AM
Glad to see an updated (or at least De-PB'd) thread here... Since I posted these in another thread as an example of what you can do with a recharge port, guess I might as well contribute here.

(http://i.imgur.com/XpS9ExO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/HtTxnZQ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3WSaeYB.jpg)

Done mainly as a proof of concept and a "how much does it cost" assessment, I'm fairly happy with the results. Certain things I'll fix in the second attempt (the line... the LINE...), if and when I talk myself into doing it since I've already figured out most of what I need to do.

Anyway, the actual mount hardware is purchased off the web. Fairly expensive for what it is, materials-wise, it's also one of the cleaner and more stylistic options that I've seen, and therefore is worth the money IMO. Combined with a wood plaque I picked up from an art supply store, some stain and wood conditioner, along with a technique for transferring artwork to wood, and this is the result. Hung like a standard picture frame with a hanger nailed directly to the back, which is hooked over a nail in a stud, it's stable and I've had no problems with it falling off the wall whatsoever. However YMMV as I don't happen to have kids. 

The major issues with the execution were as follows:
1. Did not sand the artwork application surface enough. It's what caused the distressing effect on the artwork. While it looks pretty good at first glance, the distressing was not intended, and I think it kinda detracts from the whole the longer you look at it.
2. The line. Caused by the technique for transferring the Starbird symbol to the wood, the line shows where the technique was and was not applied. Fix for this is to apply the technique to the entire front surface, regardless of where the artwork ends. Perhaps the fix could be said to be more art :).
3. The charger port hole. I want to figure out a way of getting a cleaner looking hole. I thought maybe a counter-sink bit or similar, to make the hole less noticeable, but I don't have one, and I had exhausted my tool budget as it was. The original idea was to keep the cable as low key as possible, hiding it directly behind the saber. Perhaps some kind of shroud around the plug, or an angled hole or something...
4. The charging cable below the plaque. I've got a piece of white wall-wiring conduit that I can cut and place to get rid of the "black cord on white wall" bit... but tool budget again, as well as "I'm not sure where I want this yet" as the conduit is fairly permanent. A trim saw might be in the budget this year... maybe. I might go with soldering equipment instead, as that might be more useful in the short term. 


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: tx_tuff on March 07, 2018, 02:12:42 PM
Looks good.


Title: Displaying sabers
Post by: Malik Thanewulf on March 24, 2018, 09:41:13 PM
So I'm wondering if you might have some advice for me. How are you displaying your current saber collection? Any advice as to what would make a great display for me? If possible, please include photos or even videos as I'm open to advice from any and all in the Forum.


Title: Re: Displaying sabers
Post by: Dauntless Seven on March 24, 2018, 10:13:22 PM
Hi.  You might want to check out this thread for some good ideas.  :)

http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=37692.msg613429#msg613429


Title: Re: Displaying sabers
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 25, 2018, 05:47:07 AM
So I'm wondering if you might have some advice for me. How are you displaying your current saber collection? Any advice as to what would make a great display for me? If possible, please include photos or even videos as I'm open to advice from any and all in the Forum.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/a83e0ab7a26ae9daf1af203b659317fd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/e9f149e128f20a937b6a8dfb8a2169a7.jpg)

This was a pretty easy setup! All i did was order some rubberized utility clamps( think a wall clamp for a broom handle) from Ebay.  I measured out a tad over 36 from the ceiling, and just free-handed the placement beyond that! Easy-peasy, PLUS, its a killer nightlight, and plucking one from the wall to wield is always kinda Bad-A**🤘🏻



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Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: ktulu1347 on March 25, 2018, 12:23:07 PM
I just use pool cue racks, which I initially saw mentioned being dismissed in lieu of better options.  I'm an engineer, so a simple elegant solution like that is music to my ears.  Not very creative perhaps, but it's functional, inexpensive, and I think it looks pretty darn good.

(https://image.frl/i/l8t4yy8lo0k9poxi.jpg)

I lined all the holes with felt to give the blades and hilts a bit of extra protection. It's added a lot of visual appeal to my living room wall.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dyllan-Ame on March 25, 2018, 12:28:28 PM
You guys are so creative with your displays, looks great


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 25, 2018, 12:48:50 PM
I just use pool cue racks, which I initially saw mentioned being dismissed in lieu of better options.  I'm an engineer, so a simple elegant solution like that is music to my ears.  Not very creative perhaps, but it's functional, inexpensive, and I think it looks pretty darn good.

(https://image.frl/i/l8t4yy8lo0k9poxi.jpg)

I lined all the holes with felt to give the blades and hilts a bit of extra protection. It's added a lot of visual appeal to my living room wall.
I dig it, ktulu! i was really close to the cue rack idea, but then the clamps dawned on me.  I also like that i can place them blade down or up with the same amount of retention in the clamp🤙🏻

Point when i get to my puter🤘🏻😁


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Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: ktulu1347 on March 25, 2018, 02:16:08 PM
I dig it, ktulu! i was really close to the cue rack idea, but then the clamps dawned on me.  I also like that i can place them blade down or up with the same amount of retention in the clamp🤙🏻

Point when i get to my puter🤘🏻😁


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Funny you should say that Elwood, as I was really close to the clamp idea before settling on the cue racks.  :)  The tipping point for me was the sheer size of my wish list and the need for more efficient use of space.  Also, I'm cheap and lazy so the cost and effort of all those individual clamps was unappealing.  That said, I do like the up or down alignment option and I could probably use a few single saber staging locations around the house...  Point to you as well.


Title: Saber display
Post by: Malik Thanewulf on March 25, 2018, 08:59:05 PM
I know we all love our sabers and plan to get in some dueling, but my question is this: how are you displaying your sabers? I want to hang them on my walls. (Can be taken down at anytime for battle) looking for some ideas.


Title: Re: Saber display
Post by: tx_tuff on March 25, 2018, 09:38:28 PM
Have 5 of mine hanging on the wall. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180326/a0c6206b8891be50181c19a83058db82.jpg)

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Title: Re: Saber display
Post by: Rapine on March 26, 2018, 05:30:38 AM
Dudes, please use the stickied "Display Stand" thread for this.  Merging...


tx, man that autocorrect of yours is killin' me...lol  Decipher mode. :P


Title: Re: Re: Saber display
Post by: tx_tuff on March 26, 2018, 01:47:50 PM
Dudes, please use the stickied "Display Stand" thread for this.  Merging...


tx, man that autocorrect of yours is killin' me...lol  Decipher mode. :P
Ha, it didn't help that I was probably half asleep when I posted it. Fixed it.

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Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Malik Thanewulf on March 26, 2018, 03:50:13 PM
Thanks for the suggestions and pictures. Gives me several ideas for possible displays.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dauntless Seven on April 07, 2018, 07:39:12 PM
This saber display stand is just in the beginning stage of completion and will be a limited edition run so to speak lol.  So mum's the word for now until I get things sorted out.  ;D

My favorite MHS modified saber looks quite fine on it... at least in my opinion.  ;)



(https://i.imgur.com/auBuiLN.jpg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Drahcir on April 07, 2018, 07:44:23 PM
That's actually a pretty cool stand concept - I could see some fun making it look like a holocron or filling it with quartz crystals.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dauntless Seven on April 07, 2018, 09:11:20 PM
More like a rotating mirrored disco ball lol.  ;)

But the possibilities are endless and I'm going to have fun experimenting with a few boxes.  The saber holder pieces right now are borrowed from the US ones.  The mirrored bases likely can used for stabilizing something within the box.  :)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Drahcir on April 07, 2018, 10:33:56 PM
Scratch that, if we're going Disco ball route just turn it into a full Disney light show.
I look forward to seeing any of these experiments lol.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Rapine on April 08, 2018, 12:35:15 AM
Very awesome D7! :)

That MHS saber does indeed look slick!  Shock; Archon; a coupler...what pommel is that?

Disco ball huh? Full Disney light show eh? 

Please steer clear of SW xmas Special territory though.  That wouldn't likely go over that well. ;) :P

+1


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 08, 2018, 05:17:52 AM
This saber display stand is just in the beginning stage of completion and will be a limited edition run so to speak lol.  So mum's the word for now until I get things sorted out.  ;D

My favorite MHS modified saber looks quite fine on it... at least in my opinion.  ;)



(https://i.imgur.com/auBuiLN.jpg)
Oye- sure is a slick setup.  I love those LED strands! I used a similar idea with a lantern box and the engagement stone i gave my fianc! Not to mention the resourcefully and intelligently combined hilt!🤙🏻 point fsho when i get to my computer!


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Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: MavRick on April 08, 2018, 11:05:38 AM
Point to you D7, that looks pretty cool!!  ;D


Title: Best ways to mount a Ultra Saber on a wall?
Post by: nlaubach1520 on May 06, 2018, 03:23:25 PM
Has anyone found an effective product or method to display a light saber on a wall?  I saw some products on various websites, but wasn't sure if anyone here had any experiences trying to do this or had any recommendations. 


Title: Re: Best ways to mount a Ultra Saber on a wall?
Post by: Rapine on May 06, 2018, 03:46:11 PM
Hey there nlaubach1520,

I'm moving this post over to the "stand/mount" thread.  I encourage you to check these ides out. ;)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Therion Jinn on May 06, 2018, 04:33:20 PM
Has anyone found an effective product or method to display a light saber on a wall?  I saw some products on various websites, but wasn't sure if anyone here had any experiences trying to do this or had any recommendations. 
I freely admit that I'm using a tool rack from Home Depot to display mine


Title: Saber display plaque
Post by: Kagetsume on May 06, 2018, 08:02:33 PM
Just thought I'd share a little weekend project; a saber display plaque.  Two of the sabers on it are Ultrasabers, the others are from a couple other vendors.   The rebel logos are custom 3D printed, and the plaque itself is aluminum over copper with an MDF backing. 

(http://gambit.dyndns.org/saber-plaque.jpg)


Title: Re: Saber display plaque
Post by: tx_tuff on May 07, 2018, 01:04:01 AM
That's really nice. Need a picture with the blades in them, and one with them on of course.

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Title: Re: Re: Best ways to mount a Ultra Saber on a wall?
Post by: tx_tuff on May 07, 2018, 01:18:09 AM
Has anyone found an effective product or method to display a light saber on a wall?  I saw some products on various websites, but wasn't sure if anyone here had any experiences trying to do this or had any recommendations. 
I have bought some single mounts off of Etsy for not to bad a price.

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Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: For Tyeth on May 07, 2018, 01:31:58 AM
Hi nlaubach1520,

If you can't find dedicated saber mounts a good alternative are Shoreline Marine Kayak Paddle Clips you can find from most outdoor pursuits/camping stores or Ebay etc. Do an Internet search for "Shoreline Marine Kayak Paddle Clips" and they should come up. They are made of rubber so won't scratch your valuable sabers and they usually fit US hilts quite nicely (they also have a little stretch to them)


Title: Re: Saber display plaque
Post by: TheDutchman on May 07, 2018, 10:53:09 AM
Just thought I'd share a little weekend project; a saber display plaque.  Two of the sabers on it are Ultrasabers, the others are from a couple other vendors.   The rebel logos are custom 3D printed, and the plaque itself is aluminum over copper with an MDF backing.  

Beautiful display Kage!  I really love what you did with that project!


Title: Re: Saber display plaque
Post by: Dauntless Seven on May 07, 2018, 10:57:43 AM
Hi Kagetsume.  These are all really nice sabers and a helpful display plaque... however you are pushing the US forum rules and etiquette by openly displaying other guys sabers.  Friendly reminder to everyone.  :)  Please only show your US sabers if you want to share more pics of ignited or lit up saber blades.  Thanks.

Your topic has been merged into the saber display thread.  :)


Title: Re: Saber display plaque
Post by: Kagetsume on May 07, 2018, 03:24:18 PM
Hi Kagetsume.  These are all really nice sabers and a helpful display plaque... however you are pushing the US forum rules and etiquette by openly displaying other guys sabers.  Friendly reminder to everyone.  :)  Please only show your US sabers if you want to share more pics of ignited or lit up saber blades.  Thanks.

Your topic has been merged into the saber display thread.  :)

Okay, wow.   I needed to fill the plaque out, and I only have a few Ultrasabers with the covertec mount that would fit the plaque (They are incidentally, both Diamond based sabers).  Just having two on the plaque looked crummy so I filled it with a couple other covertec fitted ones.  There was no goal to push/sell/advertise/ someone else.  I deliberately left the names of the companies involved out (as well as making sure Ultrasabers were front and center), and focused on the plaque itself and what it was made of.   By the logic given, I should have gotten yelled at too when I showed my twenty year old completely custom saber built with plumbing (thus making me an 'other guy'), yet no one called foul at me then.

This is not motivating to share any further with the community if I'm going to get slapped on the off chance part of a saber from somewhere else ends up in a picture somewhere, when the picture itself was neither focused on, nor trying to say anything about them, other than 'I was balancing space'.


Title: Re: Saber display plaque
Post by: TheDutchman on May 07, 2018, 06:23:58 PM
Okay, wow.   I needed to fill the plaque out, and I only have a few Ultrasabers with the covertec mount that would fit the plaque (They are incidentally, both Diamond based sabers).  Just having two on the plaque looked crummy so I filled it with a couple other covertec fitted ones.  There was no goal to push/sell/advertise/ someone else.  I deliberately left the names of the companies involved out (as well as making sure Ultrasabers were front and center), and focused on the plaque itself and what it was made of.   By the logic given, I should have gotten yelled at too when I showed my twenty year old completely custom saber built with plumbing (thus making me an 'other guy'), yet no one called foul at me then.

This is not motivating to share any further with the community if I'm going to get slapped on the off chance part of a saber from somewhere else ends up in a picture somewhere, when the picture itself was neither focused on, nor trying to say anything about them, other than 'I was balancing space'.
D7 was in no way castigating you, rather she was giving you a gentle and friendly reminder of the forum rules.  As far as your custom saber, those are not included as an alternate vendor's as it is 1) a fan-made fabrication and 2) you are not posting pictures with the intent of selling. 

And while context can be difficult to infer with in an online forum, D7 very deliberately included the emojis to (hopefully) take out any sting that words alone may convey.  Sorry that the impression you felt was negative but I assure you from longtime experience that D7 is a polite, congenial, and pleasant young lady whose contributions to our forum are both appreciated and done with the best of intentions.

I hope that this helps.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: tx_tuff on May 08, 2018, 12:24:27 AM
Not trying to pick sides here but by the letter of the law Kagetsume did nothing wrong. The rule.

"Rule #3 - No mentions of competitors
As mentioned above, this is a forum run and owned by Ultra Sabers; it is our home.  Please respect our home by not mentioning by name other lightsaber companies out there. If you need to mention them or their products in a thread, simply write "the other guys". Everyone will know who you are referring to."

The rule simply states to do not mention other companies, and to use other guys if need be. Nothing about pictures, now I understand if it would have been a picture of just those sabers but it wasn't. And by stating 'other guys" sabers are in the picture it will keep other people from thinking maybe it is a US and asking questions about it.

Now a rule that I see broken and never corrected is the very next rule.

"Rule #4 - ALWAYS be polite, respectful and courteous
This is not a G rated site, you have to be at least 13 to join. Yes, just like the last Star Wars movie, this site is PG-13. As such, we give a little lee-way to colorful language, but I expect members to be adult enough to use colorful language where appropriate just as you would in real life situations.  Post the same way you would talk to a room full of strangers in real life.  If you swear like a sailor to strangers, then don't even bother posting here, you will not be welcome.
Some words are filtered out automatically on the forum for a reason, so trying to get around the filter is essentially trying to bypass the rules of the forum - don't do it."

Which mentions trying to get around a word filter is clearly breaking the rules. I see this often and I have even done it a few times. But it is never corrected.

But I get were D7 is coming from and were Kagetsume is coming from.

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Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dauntless Seven on May 08, 2018, 12:45:56 AM
Okay, wow.   I needed to fill the plaque out, and I only have a few Ultrasabers with the covertec mount that would fit the plaque (They are incidentally, both Diamond based sabers).  Just having two on the plaque looked crummy so I filled it with a couple other covertec fitted ones.  There was no goal to push/sell/advertise/ someone else.  I deliberately left the names of the companies involved out (as well as making sure Ultrasabers were front and center), and focused on the plaque itself and what it was made of.   By the logic given, I should have gotten yelled at too when I showed my twenty year old completely custom saber built with plumbing (thus making me an 'other guy'), yet no one called foul at me then.

This is not motivating to share any further with the community if I'm going to get slapped on the off chance part of a saber from somewhere else ends up in a picture somewhere, when the picture itself was neither focused on, nor trying to say anything about them, other than 'I was balancing space'.


Thanks Dutch.  :D

tx_tuff... I was writing a response while you were posting.  I am puzzled regarding why you are getting involved with a Moderator's decision as we are much more aware than the general membership regarding the wishes of the US owners for this Forum and the intentions of the Rules that they created.  Everyone please keep the primary focus upon saber display ideas and sharing your creations within this thread.  Thanks and PM me if you would like to discuss further.  :)

Kagetsume... Let's not make this personal and I do understand where you are coming from and your honorable intention.  That being said, I am a Moderator on the Ultrasabers Forum and therefore have expected obligations and standards to uphold.  Many members have sabers from other sabersmiths but they are at best observed within the background of a pic and the entire saber(s) are not positioned centre stage.  This is as per the Rules which we have all read and acknowledged.  We essentially are guests on this privately paid for US Forum and that is their directives.

Your photo could have been deleted by anyone on the Moderator team and even by the owners of US... but still stands for all to enjoy.  There are other saber forums that you can also join that allow the public sharing of all your sabers.  Send me a PM if you want to know how to connect to some of them.  :)
  


Title: New Display :)
Post by: trotski1977 on May 16, 2018, 01:38:34 PM
This makes me happy  ;D ;D

(http://drive.google.com/uc?id=1kxgvq0NFLeTQpo6oaUnvtDtxtw6GEm6q)

High res...
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kxgvq0NFLeTQpo6oaUnvtDtxtw6GEm6q (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kxgvq0NFLeTQpo6oaUnvtDtxtw6GEm6q)


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Kai-Yen on May 16, 2018, 01:57:30 PM
Fabulous display of colors ... your saber collection will continue to grow no doubt in 2018.  Pt for sharing!

K


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: trotski1977 on May 16, 2018, 02:17:49 PM
Fabulous display of colors ... your saber collection will continue to grow no doubt in 2018.  Pt for sharing!

K


Cheers 😁😁
Think a Renegade LE or Flamberge V2 will be a nice edition.


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: tx_tuff on May 16, 2018, 02:23:37 PM
Great looking display!

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Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: TheDutchman on May 16, 2018, 03:08:29 PM
Not only a beautiful display but wonderful sabers, individually!


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Karmack on May 16, 2018, 03:39:44 PM
This makes me happy  ;D ;D

([url]http://drive.google.com/uc?id=1kxgvq0NFLeTQpo6oaUnvtDtxtw6GEm6q[/url])

High res...
[url]https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kxgvq0NFLeTQpo6oaUnvtDtxtw6GEm6q[/url] ([url]https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kxgvq0NFLeTQpo6oaUnvtDtxtw6GEm6q[/url])


Very nice!  I love the Initite V4 LE staff in VA!  That's a great addition to any collection!  The others are very nice as well, and the overall effect is stunning!

I soooooo need a man-cave to put my hilts back up on the wall....


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on May 16, 2018, 03:56:02 PM
Nice setup! That makes me happy too. :)



Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Therion Jinn on May 16, 2018, 07:59:32 PM
Add some wraps to that staff, and you have mine.
Nice sabers there


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Dyllan-Ame on May 16, 2018, 08:17:26 PM
That looks really great!


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Malik Thanewulf on May 17, 2018, 03:47:49 AM
Cool sabers. I'm loving the display. Gives me several ideas for possible displays.  Thanks


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Golden Fedora on May 17, 2018, 02:18:51 PM
That's awesome! I don't have anything like that, I just lean mine against my bookshelf :(
I am probably just gonna get some nails and hang them up in my game room. (turn them on late night, get some awesome lighting lol)


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Goldldr on May 17, 2018, 02:30:45 PM
Very nice!  I love the Initite V4 LE staff in VA!  That's a great addition to any collection!  The others are very nice as well, and the overall effect is stunning!

I soooooo need a man-cave to put my hilts back up on the wall....

 Very nice display!  What did you use to hang them?  You can barely see the blade supports.  Looks great!


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: trotski1977 on May 17, 2018, 02:33:44 PM
Cheers guys....I'm loving it!!


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: trotski1977 on May 17, 2018, 02:40:10 PM
Very nice display!  What did you use to hang them?  You can barely see the blade supports.  Looks great!

Cheers 😁😁...
I basically turned a Covertec clip into a wall bracket, then used a cut down a picture hanger for the blade.


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Musashi Padawan on May 17, 2018, 07:34:30 PM
Thank you for sharing! I am always amazed at everyone's uniqueness and vision in their saber displays.     


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Darth Davester on May 18, 2018, 12:55:21 AM
Really nice display!

Point for you!


Title: Re: New Display :)
Post by: Rapine on May 18, 2018, 03:27:49 AM
Hey trotski1977, that's pretty awesome, and looks great. :)

-1

I'm going to merge this thread with the display one though, so they're all together.  


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: trotski1977 on May 18, 2018, 09:16:20 AM

Cheers all again  ;D ;D

@Lord Rapine.. No worries!


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: trotski1977 on May 18, 2018, 11:34:17 AM
Just to show you how they are mounted.
It was the music or my Vader impression....  ;D ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxS6sX1wCsw


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: jazzman23 on May 29, 2018, 05:34:34 PM
Working on a nice display- so far just cutting and dry fitting the pieces before sanding and staining/painting. Hope you all dig it!
(https://bjfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/59d4a131-aa3c-4ce8-a39c-e5efa0799bab.jpeg)
(https://bjfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/b73294d2-23d1-42c1-9e65-3ffa2f33ea0c.jpeg)
(https://bjfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/0640ed27-6687-453a-9153-886d0b8d9535.jpeg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: jazzman23 on June 05, 2018, 09:44:40 AM
(https://bjfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/d19a6f2a-7ae8-478b-9d77-0ddd0f328f8a.jpeg)
(https://bjfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/d79df7a6-cf27-4303-bfc2-5ca9e592af16.jpeg)
(https://bjfitzgerald.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/1169e6a0-ea19-4dea-b9c7-d369c702816c.jpeg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Infinit01 on June 20, 2018, 07:22:26 AM
Great work, Jazzman!  I like your choice of color, flows well with the hilt


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Death Cyborg on June 23, 2018, 03:43:06 AM
Wow, That rocks jazzman ! At first glance I thought the wings were part of a custom hilt , lol.
Which blue did you use please? That is incredibly intense !

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Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Infinit01 on June 23, 2018, 06:27:59 PM
Wow, That rocks jazzman ! At first glance I thought the wings were part of a custom hilt , lol.
Which blue did you use please? That is incredibly intense !

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It does, doesn't it?


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: imgumby001dammit on August 18, 2018, 06:59:35 PM
So, I needed an inexpensive, but not terrible looking display for my sabers. My house is very, very small, and it had to fit in a nook near my existing sword rack. I saw some super cheap small shelves on amazon, so I grabbed em!

(http://i.imgur.com/fNUfVFz.jpg)

Three different sizes, and I picked the large and the small for the space allotted and hung them.

(http://i.imgur.com/CZY66ZE.jpg)

I figured this setup looked a bit cooler than just a flat surface, and the shotos could go on the upper deck. About two weeks later, after viewing some similar suggestions a couple forumites made, I found some individual broom and mop holders on Amazon. They were also super cheap and looked cool, so snag! We moved shops at work and there was an old coat hook laying around which was pine, and seemed like the proper substrate to support the mop holders. After pulling all the hooks, and cutting it to the proper length, I sprayed it with some .97 cent gloss black.

(http://i.imgur.com/FG19scH.jpg)

Many measurements and calculations were made before I layed out the final spacing for the blade holders.

(http://i.imgur.com/NQssXlD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/K4rd5sO.jpg)

You can see my layout lines for the mounts. It ended up not being an exact sequence due to the upturned edges of the shelves. I mounted the blade support where I though the middle of the blades would land so the various length blades would all fit. Im thinking of adding some real short blades to the lineup at some point and I want them to fit if I use this display. Seems like it came out ok.

(http://i.imgur.com/SALIjeN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2t9TZSB.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kawpzKU.jpg)

Thanks everyone!! US FO LIFE!!!


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Infinit01 on August 18, 2018, 07:04:23 PM
Great work in the shelving there.  Have a point for the share and the great pictures.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Rapine on August 19, 2018, 04:22:52 AM
Hey great work there Gum!

That looks excellent, and I really like how you used on-hand materials, or kept it as inexpensive as possible.  That's the ticket. ;)

+1


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on August 19, 2018, 04:45:35 AM
Awesome, Gumby!😁🤙🏻 i used the same mop handle style holders, but we just placed them around our living room(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180819/fe88b3b7c765127e4eaa828009ca04ac.jpg)
I dig the shelf additions, though! Way rad.


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Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: imgumby001dammit on August 19, 2018, 06:34:45 AM
Thanks my lord Rapine. I agree, both when you are poor(like me), or you are waste conscious, repurposing stuff Lying around is the best!! Graestar- actually your setup was one of the ones I stole my idea from!! I just dont have that kind of space at my house, or thered be sabers everywhere!!(which may end up happening anyway!)


Title: Wall Mounts
Post by: Naris Suril on November 08, 2018, 12:22:09 PM
First off, I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I can't help but wonder something and don't know where else to put this.

I've noticed that a lot of people have wall-mounted sabers. As I have far more wall-space than table space, I was wondering how to best go about setting up a wall mount for my subsequent "arsenal sabers" (the Aeon v4 is my main saber--all the others are going to be "arsenal")?

Like, I know that with guitars you never want to support it near the spot joining the neck and head-stock without having support under the body (at the "butt").

Does anyone have any suggestions for saber hanging?


Title: Re: Wall Mounts
Post by: For Tyeth on November 08, 2018, 06:06:05 PM
Hi Naris,

Before Rapine deletes this thread may I suggest you take a look at "Shoreline Marine Kayak Paddle Clips". They are used to clip paddles to canoes and kayaks and are available from Amazon and most outdoor pursuits/watersports suppliers. They are made of rubber and can stretch to accommodate a range of hilt diameters. Plus with them being rubber they won't scratch your treasured hilts.

Another possible option are 3M Command Strip Broom Hanger grips. These are the hangers that have the special "stretch adhesive strips" to attach it to the wall and a clip to hold broom handles.

Finally there are specialist made wall mounts or 3d printed mounting brackets available from online webstores.


Title: Re: Wall Mounts
Post by: jayryan84 on November 08, 2018, 07:32:12 PM
I recently started collecting sabers and found a few of the 2-piece 3D Wall Mounts online. The bottom where the hilt sits is large enough on the ones I've ordered (a little too large IMO), and the snap/slide clip at the top fits perfect.

They are pretty easy to put into the wall, they come with anchors that you can use so that the screws for the mount pieces so that they stay safely in the wall... I used my impact gun (electric screw driver) for one, then realized you can honestly just screw them in with a regular screw driver, some patience, and accuracy.

I've started to mount them around my room in different places, currently I have 2 mounted.. I plan on mounting my other 2 on another wall in this room. Honestly, they are a little expensive if you ask me.. but depends where you find them I suppose.

Here's a picture of the 1st two I mounted, I got tired of flicking the light switch early in the morning as the ceiling fan's light is bright and hurts my eyes when I wake up... so sometimes I just pop on my Apprentice in Consular Green (right) as it has no sound, my Dominix is Lite Sound but still too loud as it would wake the house up hehe.

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f114/johnrburn84/IMG_20181108_212214329_zpsccuks7cx.jpg)


Title: Re: Wall Mounts
Post by: Naris Suril on November 08, 2018, 10:31:07 PM
Thank you, everyone.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: DarthBoneTD on December 04, 2018, 06:48:06 PM
Got these hangers for my broadsword sabers,  they bend to all sizes are just really nice for $15.
(https://i.imgur.com/R49zRI2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/86KTBfn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Gf1h8wy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/W4l0Rrq.jpg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: imgumby001dammit on December 04, 2018, 12:54:38 PM
Thats cool! They worked out good bro! Point.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Infinit01 on December 05, 2018, 05:28:15 AM
Got these hangers for my broadsword sabers,  they bend to all sizes are just really nice for $15.
(https://i.imgur.com/R49zRI2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/86KTBfn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Gf1h8wy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/W4l0Rrq.jpg)

That's a really good idea, DBTD!  I've been looking at sword racks myself. 


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Darth Torin on December 09, 2018, 08:02:01 PM
Working on assassin creed hidden blade lightsabers well in this cast hidden sabers looking great.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: deevee2 on December 09, 2018, 08:51:11 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/pTjqrZC.jpg)

This is just fantastic looking man! Excellent work! Really creative to make a covertec-style mount that is integrated!! I love that there are no visible screws or hardware - did you use wood glue/biscuits to hold everything together?


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dwolf96 on January 25, 2019, 12:06:21 AM
My best display on a budget idea was really simple to do. Im not sure if this one has been posted yet but I have been using 3m command strip broom holders that just stick on the wall. I figured since a blade is about the same diameter as a broom handle it would work and Im really happy with it so far.

(http://i.imgur.com/63b9582.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cylEv2d.jpg)

At some point they may need a little custom paint to may them look like they came from a galaxy far far away.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Infinit01 on January 25, 2019, 05:14:54 AM
Good stuff, dwolf.  what's the weight limit on those broom stick holders that you're using? The one I'm using is 12 LBs


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Dwolf96 on January 25, 2019, 12:23:39 PM
Thanks Infinit01, I believe the limit for these are 5 lbs each. I was a little worried when I first started using them so I would hang the saber and come back and check it every fifteen minutes or so for the first few hours. I have never had a saber fall though and it grips the blade tightly so Im very pleased with them.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: crazy4softball14 on January 27, 2019, 06:37:46 AM
My saber stand has finally arrived, and I am so thrilled!
It is a 4 tier acrylic stand from Ebay that had the option to customize the image and text on the bottom of the stand. We just put up the shelves, right next to the 5 panel Star Wars canvas. Now, all that is left is to get the LED lights that will go behind the sabers to provide a little extra light (these will have a remote control cuz I am short).
(https://i.imgur.com/Yvk6Hff.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cHpdyEK.jpg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: fricky on February 09, 2019, 06:49:52 PM
Thought I would share my display solution.  This is part of the Elfa Utility product line that is sold at the Container Store.  I think I bought 24" sections of the track railing and then you can snap in different attachments like the hooks or small tool holders.  I got the platinum color and looks good next to the hilts.   Very expandable too.  (It's basically the same concept as the 3M broom handle solution, but a lot sturdier since you can mount it into the studs.)  I can't remember what I paid for all the pieces but I think it was less than $50.

(https://i.imgur.com/HjdWHjo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fdtM6WH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CPcYNaA.jpg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Therion Jinn on February 09, 2019, 08:56:53 PM
Definitely works


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: DarthBoneTD on February 25, 2019, 08:21:42 PM
So in order to stop the spread of my sabers I'm the bedroom, my girl has graciously allowed me to put sabers in the living room. I like this as it fits perfectly under our TV and gives the stair step effect. I've chosen some of my best US to take this spot.

(https://i.imgur.com/PGuq8Qu.jpg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Taratx on April 24, 2019, 11:03:34 AM
My husband and I came up with this. We needed something our 4 yr old wouldn't pull off the wall trying to get his saber free, but that was secure enough his bumping into thing wouldn't dislodge the sabers.

This is his
 (http://i.imgur.com/isnC18h.jpg)

This is ours. It's still a work in progress. I'm going to add a layer of foam with some felt on top to cushion and protect the pomels and the woods paint job.

(http://i.imgur.com/30Un5v6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pw4bIvr.jpg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: MavRick on April 25, 2019, 01:29:37 PM
^^^^ simple but effective^^^^ Good job.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: ScificommodoreJones on June 26, 2019, 06:11:48 AM
my idea, more for when you travel, for the motel/hotel room use two scrabble tile holder , flip them upside down so a V forms perfect to hold your sabers hilt while displaying it and the tile holder don't take any space in your luggage  I have kids and grandkids so having two or three scrabble games in the house is
 easy


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Cern on June 28, 2019, 06:15:01 AM
have you seen this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY8m7LHJEIg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY8m7LHJEIg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Darth Logos on June 28, 2019, 06:54:41 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/cHpdyEK.jpg)
I am coming to your house to admire this.....and by admire I mean steal.


Where did you get these?


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Mangoat on August 28, 2019, 10:07:06 AM
So I have an idea...

I have a Dark Apprentice LE V5 saber, though my idea isn't saber specific. My saber has the belt clip option. I was thinking of maybe buying a 2nd belt clip, but removing the clip. Cutting it off and smoothing out the cut edge, of course. Then, with the now flat back, use some 3M tape on the back of it. I've used this 3M tape to hang many picture frames, without worry. They've been up for years. Does anyone know if it would be enough to hold a lightsaber though?

That's just 1 end though. I'm thinking of wall mounting my saber horizontally, under or above some pictures. The hilt end of the saber, if the above mentioned works, will be secured with the modified hilt 3M taped to the wall. For the saber end, I was wondering if other 3M products might work. They make various kinds of hooks. I've seen pictures of some holding backpacks and other items. My concern would be if the hook is large enough to allow the saber to rest in the hook. They make several kinds of hooks though and I'm unsure if any give the space dimensions for being within the hook... I hope I worded that right.

Honestly not expecting anyone to know the answer to this, but it was an idea I had while here at work, on my break.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: LSUJedi on August 30, 2019, 09:13:03 AM
Many thanks to my wife for allowing this in our home. I still want to add some more intricate stuff like old action figures some of you guys have done, but this makes for a nicely lit hallway... (http://i.imgur.com/5tBPhA1.jpg)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Mangoat on September 02, 2019, 11:41:33 PM
Just to show you how they are mounted.
It was the music or my Vader impression....  ;D ;D
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxS6sX1wCsw[/url]


This is exactly what I want to do with mine! What are you using to support the blade though? I'm wanting to display mine horizontally, rather than at an angle. Currently have 1 saber, but plan to pick up a 2nd and display 1 above and 1 below some pictures I have up.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Maestro Jones on September 05, 2019, 07:46:20 PM
Here are mine.  I display them on wood panels painted in a color that I feel represents the character the saber is based on or the "mood" of the saber:

Archon 3.1 (Rust-oleum Universal Forged Hammered Burnished Amber Based on Lukes RotJ Cloak)
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Guardian (Rust-oleum Universal Hammered Copper Based on younger Obi-Wans cloak and red hair)
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Dark Sentinel LE V4 (Rust-oleum Universal Forged Hammered Antique Silver Sith-ish mood)
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Consular (Rust-oleum Universal Hammered Brown Based on Qui Gon's cloak and hair)
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Frankensaber (Carbon fiber auto detailing tape with red trim Major sith mood)
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Captain America Themed Saber (Menace SE hilt) (Hand painted red, white, and blue inspired by WWII US military aircraft insignia)
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I still have a Dominix V3 to do, and three of my wife's to do.  Plus, my wife has her own displays similar to mine for her Fulcrum/Lost Grey and Graflex.  Plus, I have three more sabers one the way to do.  I'll post all of those eventually.  But, I'm starting to run out of wall space in our offices.  May need to stop buying sabers...or get a bigger house.


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Maestro Jones on September 18, 2019, 06:12:41 PM
I just finished this one for my wife's new Spectre.  I think it is my best one yet.  Matte Spanish Moss spray paint, some vinyl cutouts...  Simple, yet effective. 

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(https://5y3nfa.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mqaWB3KYb3o7D4dQ6gCb1wz2pB_QfGmDArrj4Fmqm7owRHDaJ9AcK2ST9_qF97n4uWVbodL0czvitoIx8irSFqqQqtke23pLjQjXQBL4yBhDuS7VTZxTf1mhhe34TH6LxVWl494MS68uvqEMf5NFXdGny-PicpdKHaVKfvdPzwfD-2U6Hmbe3RYdyIY62l28HqgOrokw52bFEDxaB8UtF0g?width=495&height=660&cropmode=none)

(https://5y3lfa.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mplb9EY1szDG9BxOMNq9dW234ajsstrJMw-y4li-Fhz0UdMfgG-Dxex2qUGaFfcTZuDv-oY6LalfthFllNhCFKiwMel_FOYabPlknVg5wI_32SH6Kfnvps2qdLmCRTSzjAjKNX1yM2-8zkvFXmOwN3awttXcW_shdpGWDQyJjPPTDJX0qnwosZ1gsXpMrZZoLYf4uV76QHDxtrLGbMEBzIw?width=495&height=660&cropmode=none)


Title: Re: Display Ideas and Tutorials - combined thread updated
Post by: Cyclops942 on September 18, 2019, 10:33:44 PM
Very nice, Maestro!  I like how the blade reflects off the vinyl cutouts, too.