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« on: June 25, 2012, 08:51:10 PM »

Drahcir here:

I've merged all of the stickied display threads in order to declutter the customization section.
This first post serves as a guide to the important posts from all previous threads.

3-tier Horizontal lightsaber stand tutorial - Bottom of this post

Vertical lightsaber display tutorial - http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=7551.msg134061#msg134061

Single Saber Stand Tutorial (The image links in this one are no longer working, but there's still good information)- http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=7551.msg139558#msg139558

Wall Mount - http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=7551.msg154112#msg154112

7 Saber Vertical Wall Rack - http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=7551.msg156359#msg156359

More Wall Mounts - http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=7551.msg341077#msg341077

More, More Wall Mounts - http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=7551.msg361280#msg361280

There are other mounts and displays littered throughout this thread, I just selected the primary ones from the original sticky threads - some useful information in there, some less useful - worth a puruse if you're looking for any display ideas - also feel free to contribute new display ideas to this thread if you like.

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So over the past couple of months I got three ultrasabers and after playing with them for a long while I realized I had no efficient way of displaying them in my room. After  long hours of spinning or dueling against my younger siblings I would just lean them  against the corner  wall of my room, but that just didn't do the sabers justice. Plus the blades of the sabers could possibly start to warp/bend from being leaned against a wall constantly day after day. I've seen people use pool cue racks, but I prefer to display my sabers without the blade to save space and with only three sabers I would have a lot of empty space in the rack.

So I decided that I needed a stand and began my search, but to no avail. All my searches from custom saber stand makers from other forums, ebay and esty gave me prices that were far to much for me to justify buying. The cheapest custom stand for a single saber I found was $25 plus shipping and the cheapest stand i found was a Master replicas/hasbro stand for $15 , but they are hard to come by and I needed three of those to display my sabers properly. So 3x 25= $75 plus shipping for readily available saber stands which is way to much money in my opinion that could be used for buying sabers or if I got lucky and snagged  three Master replicas/hasbro stands from ebay for $45 plus shipping. Either way the odds and money of getting stands were not in my favor.  Sad That is until i was walking around walmart today in the cooking utensil section and saw a spice rack stand that called to me and told me.

"Make me into a lightsaber stand!"

So I did.. Cheesy

What you need from walmart. All items cost about $5 to $6 depending on your walmart.
Spice rack stand http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-3-Tier-Bamboo-Cabinet-Organizer/16456523
2 packs of sticky chair leg pads http://www.walmart.com/ip/Waxman-Felt-Pads/17474455 OR 2 packs of sticky picture tabs http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bulldog-Hardware-Picture-Tabs-12pk/17474345

Now I bought both to see which would work better. you only need one type or the other, but they both work fine. I prefer the sticky picture tabs though since they are clear.  Smiley

-If you bought the Chair leg pads cut them in half with a pair of scissors or a razor blade, whatever you have that's sharp. Remove the sticky plastic backing and place them on the spice rack with the round side facing inward.

-If you bought the sticky picture tabs, the pack has big and little triangles.Remove the sticky plastic backing and  stack the smaller triangles on top of the bigger triangles as shown in my pictures.

Note. You will need only two stacks of chair pads or sticky triangles  on the first two rows of the stand. While you need four at the third and highest step to prevent the saber from falling back wards.
In my pics below i show both being used.
Stand laying on its back
Stand from the side
Stand from the front
Sabers being displayed.  Cool

Red, Blue, Green stop light. Ha!

Extra pics of the stuff i used.
Chair pads next to plastic triangle pad

Sticker from the spice stand

And thats it Smiley


Though granted the stand looks a little plain. I will try to experiment with paint some time later this month. I will see where it takes me and will post my results.[/s]  Cool

Finished painting the stand black yesterday. I used Krylon gloss black paint from walmart.just make sure you do light coats over a long period of time I over did it on one part of the stand so i had to sand it and redo it again. Patience will help the paint job come out nice!  









 
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 08:57:44 PM »

very nice my friend.  it is a beautiful and cheap alternative for displaying many sabers.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 09:13:08 PM »

very nice my friend.  it is a beautiful and cheap alternative for displaying many sabers.

Thanks night wing! I also added two more pics with my sabers lit up.  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 09:27:00 PM »

very nice my friend.  it is a beautiful and cheap alternative for displaying many sabers.

I can't really expand on that.

It's an awesome piece and really compliments the sabers.

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 09:48:13 PM »

The ingenuity on this forum never fails to amaze me and you just ramped it another level.  A spice rack into a lightsaber stand.  Forget Martha Stewart, give Big Boss the show. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 05:56:08 AM »

I might try this, thanks and have a point.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 04:47:23 AM »

Nice. I'm going to get the same thing. Thanks for the idea BigB. Though I might keep mine the natural look and maybe paint the clear pieces black. I will have 3 sabers soon so this'll come in handy for displaying. Though do they have a 4 part stand instead of 3?
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 09:29:50 PM »

Nice. I'm going to get the same thing. Thanks for the idea BigB. Though I might keep mine the natural look and maybe paint the clear pieces black. I will have 3 sabers soon so this'll come in handy for displaying. Though do they have a 4 part stand instead of 3?

Not from what i saw at walmart. Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 01:57:54 AM »

Point for ingenuity, thrift and clear instructions.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 11:03:25 AM »

Another point for you Big Boss!  Very crafty and might say thrifty!  I too have been scouring the net for a cheap lightsaber stand and brother you hit the nail on the head.  I agree with the earlier post...Move over Martha Stewart and "HELLO BIG BOSS" !  Bravo on the whole idea
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 06:09:53 PM »

Point for ingenuity, thrift and clear instructions.
Here here!

I am a big proponent of re-appropriating things. Very nice work.
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2012, 01:51:10 PM »

Just picked up the spice rack and two packs of those silly little triangle thingies, the LAST ones Walmart had.  I will be assembling this here in a couple of days, reasoning being getting house ready for 4th of July party.  Again thanks for the idea on this Big Boss!!  If you have anymore brainstorms PLEASE feel free to share with the group!  Oh and Happy 4th of July Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2012, 07:41:42 PM »

Added two new pics with the stand painted a different color.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 12:46:40 AM »

Thank you for saving me some big bucks.

Although I may see if I can't find one that is wall mountable to keep the cats from running off and pretending to be Jedi
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2012, 02:04:29 AM »

Got a lot of sabers and finding it hard to display them on the stands? I have a great fix for that!

Step 1)Get a plank of wood and finish it with your favorite paint, I picked black.

Step 2) Buy some 1 1/2 inch keyrings. You can get a huge pack on ebay for 5 dollars or elsewhere around the net. Key rings

Step 3) Using a staple gun(With adult supervision if your too young to use tools.)  Secure the rings with 3 staples each to your board with 1 inch or so between each ring. Then just secure it to the wall with 3 nails or more depending on size and slip your sabers into the rings.

 All in all this shouldn't cost you more than 20 bucks and will display all your sabers vertically (which is the best way to have them) and lets you see all of them at once. Heres some pics

 Cool  Cool  Cool  Pretty colors!  Cool  Cool  Cool  

You'll notice new editions there, I traded my red aeon for two Darth Maul sabers which are now Ultrafx.



UPDATE:  PB pics removed.  Smiley
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