My figured maple and honduran rosewood saber display
After getting this saber chassis and plaque signed by Mark Hamill, I decided it deserved a fitting wall mounted display. Here is a nice piece of figured maple, and rosewood from Honduras.
After cutting the maple in half, and orienting it so that it appears that the grain is bookmatched, I arrange the parts to fit what I am going for. Here I am trying to decide if I want one saber displayed...
Or three. I think I will stick with one.
As far as the actual mounting of the saber to the display, I will use a section of rosewood, and curve out slots for the saber to rest on. Here I am using a 1.5 inch forstner bit to drill a smooth parallel hole into the center of a block of rosewood...
The graflex shell fits, this is a 2 cell back I had laying around to use as a test.
After cutting it in half to get the two support blocks, I sanded out the rear one to accept the slightly larger diameter of the clamp section.
Here I have spent an evening carefully measuring and cutting out the window for the photo, and recessing the back for the glass and such. I also spent a good deal of time deciding how I want to mount the signature plaque.
Here it is before gluing, I have my edge slots cut with the router for the plaque, I need to cut t he lower rosewood block to allow for the plaque.
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