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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: custom sword cabinet         Reply with quote

Christmas saw the finalization of a project suggested by my wife and realized by my very talented brother in law. We were able to come up with a great sword cabinet that would look good in just about any room of the house. Here is the result!


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closed doors [ Download ]

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open doors [ Download ]

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Releasable hinges so doors can be removed for ease of transport. [ Download ]

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Detail of sword rests. [ Download ]

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Loaded up- note the "trapdoor" in the seat- it opens for an armor storage area. [ Download ]

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Armor door open. [ Download ]

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stored armor with room to grow. [ Download ]
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Randall Moffett




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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a great looking set up you have there. Since I have gathered all my stuff together from all the places I stored it as I lived abroad I am in a similar situation. Especially now that I have kids I have to figure a good way to keep something locked as well. Looks like a very useful wardrobe. Might have to start planning for such a project myself. Of course my biggest problem right now are my 6 spears......

RPM
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Sean O Stevens




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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is that a cricket bat in there??? Wink
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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Randall. We are actually looking for an appropriate latch and hasp to add to the door so it can be locked. I picked up one of those MRL medieval padlocks and now we need to find some hardware that will match the theme.

Sean: actually no that isn't a cricket bat Happy It's my maquahuitl waster. If you don't know, a maquahuitl is a Mesoamerican weapon that was shaped much like you see but the edged were inlaid with rectangles or triangles of sharp obsidian. I have a healthy interest in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican warfare.
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Sean O Stevens




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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Allen Johnson wrote:

Sean: actually no that isn't a cricket bat Happy It's my maquahuitl waster. If you don't know, a maquahuitl is a Mesoamerican weapon that was shaped much like you see but the edged were inlaid with rectangles or triangles of sharp obsidian. I have a healthy interest in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican warfare.


Ah ok... yeah, I've seen the weapon your describing before... tho its outside my area of interest. Wink
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Randall Moffett wrote:
Looks like a very useful wardrobe. Might have to start planning for such a project myself. Of course my biggest problem right now are my 6 spears......

RPM


Impressive, practical and attractive and if it could also open a portal to " NARNIA " it would be a bonus as you would have all the kit you needed to fight " EVIL ". Wink Big Grin Cool

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011 10:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Impressive! A very handsome cabinet. Looks great, but seems like there is room for more swords...better fill it up! Wink
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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan, 2011 3:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, more swords is the key! That and I really need to up the quality. I do have a wonderful EB Erickson/ATrim baskethilt, but it takes a dramatic drop in quality after that.
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Ken Speed





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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan, 2011 7:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Allen,

Congratulations to you and your brother in law, you have a very nice cabinet and he did some very nice cabinetry. I know from experience that making a large cabinet when working alone is very difficult. Two hands for big cabinets are never enough.

The mahaiquital (sp?) waster looks like something for initiations at a frat house and I wouldn't let anyone with it within ten feet of me! LOL! It also looks like a deadly enough weapon that it doesn't even need obsidian teeth if used the other way!
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan, 2011 1:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks fantastic. Great job!
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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks to all-
Yeah my brother in law does alot of cabinet and dresser/shelf type of work so I think he enjoyed the chance to do something a bit different and dramatic.
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Quinn W.




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PostPosted: Thu 06 Jan, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great idea and well executed. I understand about having to worry about others, especially kids, being around your stuff, so this seems like a great and classy solution. But it's sad that your armor is so hidden away down there. Such a beautiful kit should be displayed proudly!
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nicely done! I love seeing people's ideas put into practice here, as I need to start accumulating ideas for how to better store and display my collection as well. Leaning things against a bookcase and a couple of large wall racks is getting old.
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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jan, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One thing we have discovered is that some of the basket hilts and rapiers, when placed on the side racks snag on the armor door as it is being raised. Not a huge issue but one we didn't anticipate.
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jan, 2011 11:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey,that's pretty nifty.Love the craftsmanship.

Hmmm....come to think of it ,I could use one of those myself.I'm running out of space behind my bedroom door...and in the closet....and on the shelves..and ,well you get the picture Big Grin .Being short on space I'll probably go with a wall rack or two.I like to keep my collection out to admire. Cool

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