Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch Sarvo


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
Like Tree18Likes
  • 1 Post By 223nut
  • 3 Post By Cigar
  • 1 Post By dvk-kp
  • 6 Post By john worthington
  • 1 Post By Von Gruff Knives
  • 3 Post By Ftx325
  • 2 Post By 223nut
  • 1 Post By 223nut

Thread: Knife / axe display

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    8,717

    Knife / axe display

    So am putting a new man cave up.... Am dedicating one wall to display sharp pretty things. Idea at the moment is sections of 1/2" dowel cut to about an inch, drilled down the centre and screwed to the wall in pairs to hang axe head off.

    Anyone got some other good ideas and / or photos?

    Also got to find room for the workbench and reloading set up (hopefully)
    Pengy likes this.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Hamilton
    Posts
    2,664
    Sharp things hanging a wall makes me nervous without some sort of anti-gravity/anti-earthquake/anti-bump attachment system - maybe a rubberband between the pairs of dowel?
    Woody, norsk and dannyb like this.

  3. #3
    Cole
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Dannevirke
    Posts
    192
    I hang tools etc in my shed on a piece of 20mm MDF… screw it to the wall then drill 3/8 holes in it where ever needed and then tap in a 10mm piece of round bar or dowel and it’s mint. Save drilling thru all your pieces of dowel.
    223nut likes this.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    canterbury
    Posts
    2,596
    Put a shadow board wall up and hang your angle grinder by the gun safe

    I can just see you hunting with a spear in SI
    Apparently it's a thing in Africa ... with a PH right behind you with a proper rifle

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Hamilton
    Posts
    2,664
    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    I can just see you hunting with a spear in SI
    Apparently it's a thing in Africa ... with a PH right behind you with a proper rifle
    The guy who worked on our farm had a relative who used to pighunt with a spear in the Hunuas near Auckland.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    8,717
    @Cigar have a bag of the largest rubber (used to buying rubbers in large) bands that warehouse stationary had... Not going to look very classy but practical.

    Like the idea of a chunk of timber with holes for dowel, though I hate using the hole saw and getting the biscuits out.

  7. #7
    Rocks in his pockets Joe_90's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Central Otago
    Posts
    816
    What about using a flat spade bit or an auger bit? No hole saw biscuits then.
    If you can't beat them, beat them.
    They will be expecting you to join them, so you'll have the element of surprise.

  8. #8
    Member john worthington's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    clyde
    Posts
    328
    try magnetic racks
    Name:  racks.jpg
Views: 208
Size:  1.76 MB
    mikee, Scouser, viper and 3 others like this.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Location
    south otago
    Posts
    83
    A safe way would be to drill 1/4 inch holes where needed at about a 10-15 degree down angle and make up some rod brackets and epoxy them in. This way you secure your axes etc against falling but for knives and plastic coated tie wire twitched round the knife handle and bracket will make for security for the smaller items. This is a quick and dirty sketch
    Micky Duck likes this.

  10. #10
    Fruit loop..?? Ftx325's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    2,669
    Just to be different I made a hat rack using 7mm08 cases drilled into the wood at an angle and glued in for the hooks . Works great and looks cool with the brass cases rather than an old nail or dowel .
    Not saying you could necessarily make it work for your project but maybe worth investigating if you have any fired cases that might be long enough .
    Nice polished up and might add a little bit of visual appeal if you can make it work ?
    Pengy, Micky Duck and ROKTOY like this.
    born to hunt - forced to work

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    8,717
    Idea of magnetic isn't silly.... Wouldn't work for everything but at least some.

    Only brass I have spare would be 308, could fit the neck off and find some branchs / dowel small enough. Holes drilled on an angle would work to save the rubber bands. Have spade bits somewhere (this is why I need a new shed as the old 80series is getting to the point where tools fall out when I open a door
    Micky Duck and Joe_90 like this.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    8,717
    The brass would be a lot softer than the Stella in knives and axes so shouldn't damage anything.... Got to be better than galv bugle screws
    Micky Duck likes this.

  13. #13
    Member rugerman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Horowhenua
    Posts
    1,641
    I use 100mm bugle head tek screws and put a bit of clear plastic tube over it. You can buff the galv off the head to make it look a bit shiny on the end. So far I only hang fishing rods on them

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,956
    When I visited a guy that does demolition work he had a bucket of large copper nails from an old boat he was demo'ing, straightened out and a lick from the wire brush would make them useful.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    8,717
    Those 100mm bugle joist hex heads are about all I use these days, nails screws Holt's they do it all.

    You every brought copper nails.... You would want to be getting them from a scrap source

    Tempted to keep it real simple and just put up some 8"*1" shelves all over the place

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. FS: Knife Display, Knives and Books
    By stigand in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25-02-2021, 08:25 AM
  2. FS: Display knife case
    By Kiwi-Hunter in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-07-2019, 07:26 PM
  3. Display rifle
    By 7mmsf in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 02-12-2018, 08:50 AM
  4. WTB: Different Bullets Display
    By TheChosenOne in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-06-2017, 05:16 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!