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Old 20-04-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Displaying the Freighter Eagle (and eventually JD's nuke)

I know a lot of us have these display cases from Ikea. It came to me that it has a built-in way to display a hanging Eagle:



Of course, you have to be willing to leave the lighting out.

I just threw this together in a couple of minutes. I'm sure I can come up with something more attractive to fill the hole.
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Old 20-04-2007, 02:31 PM   #2
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Another Detolf-owner...

That looks good! I would like to try it, but I still want my lamp there. Don't you think the lines could come out from underneath the lamp?

Another way suggested in the nuke thread is make a hole in the cabinet glass shelf. But your idea looks better, most likely, with the Eagle hovering beautifully like that.
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Old 20-04-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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Very nice display, fun too.
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Old 21-04-2007, 12:00 PM   #4
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Looks good.

No strings visible!

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Old 21-04-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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Of course, you have to be willing to leave the lighting out.
I don't have one of these shelves, but why exactly do you have to leave the bulb out? Is it because of the heat it would generate against the wire? If so, an easy solution is an LED light bulb.
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Old 21-04-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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The lighting for that unit is a separate item (which I've never purchased) that mounts in the hole in the wood -- I think the cases look fine without lighting. For those with the lighting unit, it would just have to be determined what kind of wire or thread or whatever to use so the heat of the lamp would not cause a disaster.

BTW, these cases are particularly nice because they cost just $59.99.
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Old 21-04-2007, 06:12 PM   #7
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Oh - okay. So you don't have to leave the lighting out then. Cool.
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Old 22-04-2007, 12:40 AM   #8
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$59.99? US? WOW. I've just searched for Ikea down under and If these are the same cabinets they cost $179.99. 1.6 m high and about 43 wide and deep, 3 tempered glass shelves. I'm am however purchasing one as I need to display my eagles and liberator safley in the lounge room away from the mad cats.
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Old 22-04-2007, 01:48 AM   #9
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I was wondering how much it would cost for these cabinets in Australia. I think it would be cheaper to get them sent from the US. Very sad as I would love may be 3 to keep the dust off everything.
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Old 22-04-2007, 08:06 AM   #10
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Hey that is a good idea, I have two of the Ikea cabinets and niether of them have lighting.
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Old 22-04-2007, 09:48 AM   #11
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I paid something near the US price for these cabinets, and have three now. The lights are really nice and are available in white, with a rounded "alpha" look. The light gives nice contrasts and shadows on the Eagles, and I would recommend it. In a room with subdued light the effect is nice.

But lights or no lights, AceMatini's idea looks fine, and I will try. I'll just make sure to stay away from the heat. Maybe a little steel wire first before changing to nylon?

I wish I had photo skills enough to show the effect with light, but unfortunately not. The lamps look like this, however:

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Old 22-04-2007, 04:37 PM   #12
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I'll just make sure to stay away from the heat. Maybe a little steel wire first before changing to nylon?
Or maybe, as I suggested, use LED replacement bulbs instead. No worries about heat that way.
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Old 22-04-2007, 08:06 PM   #13
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And here it is with JD's nuke:

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Old 22-04-2007, 08:19 PM   #14
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Old 22-04-2007, 11:52 PM   #15
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Hint or not that looks great.
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Old 19-07-2007, 03:43 PM   #16
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Here's what I ended up doing:

I wrapped the hook with a small amount of painter's tape to cover any sharp edges and then looped the nylon thread around twice, so the Eagle won't slip backward.

This way the lighting doesn't need to be adjusted, if you have the lighting units installed.
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Old 19-07-2007, 04:18 PM   #17
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Like it - I have to get some of those cabinets !
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