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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jun, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Sword Racks & Storage         Reply with quote

I was wondering what some of you larger collectors have done about storing your swords. It's to the point now where my collection needs to be in some sort of rack or enclosed storage area. I thought, why not make a project of it? I was thinking of making a large cabinet-like thing with a lift lid storage area on the bottom with a rack on top to prop swords up on. In addition I was thinking of having a hanging device on the upper half of the inside to hang the blades downward.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had this issue of storing a lot of swords and I was curious as to what others had come up with as a solution.
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun, 2010 1:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You should take a look at this thread:
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...splay+case
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun, 2010 5:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Allen,
There are quite a number of threads about storage and display. The search function should find all kinds of things of interest for you. Happy

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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks for your patient responses. I tried a few keywords on the search function before I started the thread but I guess I didn't get the right ones. Thanks for your help gents.
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I recently made this for NYHFA's trainers and loaner weapons. It's simple, but you could always make a more ornate version for inside the home.






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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: sword/weapons rack         Reply with quote

Michael, I love that! I really like how you have multiple weapons in a neat spacious rack Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: sword/weapons rack         Reply with quote

Reece Nelson wrote:
Michael, I love that! I really like how you have multiple weapons in a neat spacious rack Happy


Thanks Reece. I don't fully understand why, but this thing makes me very happy. Sometimes I just stare at it for a while... Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thats not a bad little system there. It would be interesting to see if a similar design could be incorporated into a locking cabinet.
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: sword/weapons rack         Reply with quote

Michael Edelson wrote:
Reece Nelson wrote:
Michael, I love that! I really like how you have multiple weapons in a neat spacious rack Happy


Thanks Reece. I don't fully understand why, but this thing makes me very happy. Sometimes I just stare at it for a while... Happy


Harmonious proportions, nice wood grain, the horizontal weapons contrast nicely with the vertical ones dividing the space: Both simple an complex enough that the eye and brain can take in the multiple divisions of the space in different combinations and not become bored looking at it.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jun, 2010 5:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sure Jean, take all the fun out of it. Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jun, 2010 5:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a really nice rack! Big Grin

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jun, 2010 6:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes people

We have known for years that Michael has a really nice rack, Oh did i just say that?


(putting the fun back in)

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jun, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Ahrens wrote:
Yes people

We have known for years that Michael has a really nice rack, Oh did i just say that?


(putting the fun back in)


Ah, the curse of " MANBOOBS " ....... O.K. couldn't resist( BAD JEAN, BAD JEAN ..... Razz Eek! Laughing Out Loud ).

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jun, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awesome rack Michael!

I might attempt to make one this weekend.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jun, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am definitely a fan of your rack
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jun, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Michael Ahrens wrote:
Yes people

We have known for years that Michael has a really nice rack, Oh did i just say that?


(putting the fun back in)


Ah, the curse of " MANBOOBS " ....... O.K. couldn't resist( BAD JEAN, BAD JEAN ..... Razz Eek! Laughing Out Loud ).


I can bench press 300lbs. I do NOT have man boobs. Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jun, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

At my MMA gym they are affectionately known as... (ahem)... chesticels.
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