Mountin a sword

Kkastorf

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We are mounting a heavy sword to a fabric board with backing. I need a source of various clips, holders and gizmos to mount objects. Can you reccomend a source? Thanks.
 

David Knox

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We recently framed a gas pump nozzle (17 lbs) and used modified offset clips screwed through a hole in a wood backing, which we first covered with mat board. The clips were modified by a welder. It was amazing how well it worked and how easy to mount. Time to figure out how to mount the nozzle? Hours. The finished product? Priceless.
 

Jim Miller

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The handle end may be mounted with a clear polyester film strap; probably 1/2" wide would be plenty of support.

The business end of it -- sharp, I presume -- may be mounted with a formed rod mount made of spring steel (piano wire); probably .032 diameter would be a good size. To avoid scratching the metal of the sword, pad the mount with shrink tubing. Or, maybe you could use stainless steel picture framing wire as a mount, also padded, of course.
 

Dani

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Phoneguy

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OK, thanks, just followed the links and went to Jin Wickeds site and started reading the comics. I like the humour. Another period of time gone in the day!

James
 

FramingFool

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Nahhhh ... Rare Earth magnets are the answer ....
 
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