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Cody Roiter
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Hello Guys, I am wanting to make my self a broadhead display case as well as a arrow display case.. I am looking for some ideas about how to make one...Any help would be great..

Thanks Guys,

Cody

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bowhunterfrompast
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Cody..that is a great question. I've been wondering what the standard dimensions are for the broadhead cases.

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NightHawk
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the case I made was created out of 1x2s I made it 12x18 used plexiglass and those small clips from 3rivers to hold the broadheads

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Ron Roehrick
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Cody, I emailed you some photos.Let me know if they didn't come thru.
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Cody Roiter
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Hello Ron, I just got your emails.

Thanks,

Cody

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Mine are sized to use 30x36 standard cut size Plexiglas. Cutting Plexiglas is a real pain.
1x3" poplar lumber then stained pecan color, with a grove 3/8" back from the front for the Plexiglas. the back is Masonite, which can be painted white. The strips are 3/4x3/4" poplar. The clips will be the major expense, from most outlets they are 35 to 55 cents apiece. To build cases for hundreds to over a thousand heads this will break the bank. However the use of clips eases the movement of heads as the collection grows. You can use a wood strip with holes drilled in for the shafts. Then all the shafts have to be the same size and if they are not snug,heads will fall out when the cases are transported.
My cases are hinged and have latches to hold them closed, plus handles for carrying.
When you build the first case think about this: do I want the other six cases in the future to look the same?
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Close up of the groove (left side) for the Plexiglas

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I need to make three (two for BHDs and one for arrows) more of the large double cases and one more of the small cases. Estimated cost is about $300 for all material. I forgot to mention that I installed brass corner caps on all corners. My cases were on display at three events per year for ten years and I knew when I built them they had to endure a bunch of handling.
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Cody Roiter
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Raghorn. That is a great display set up.. Great photo's.. Some very nice looking stuff as well..

Cody

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Wade Phillips
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Roghorn - Nice display, great photographs.

The slide in from the top grooves are nice and simple for plexiglass. Gravity is a great guide to get things to fall in place.

How do you cut the plexiglass? I just clamp a 72" long metal straight edge where I want the line and scribe it several times with a plexiglass scribber, then make the controlled break. Takes a few minutes, but works perfect every time.

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Wade Phillips
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Cody,

This is another display case with a slide in from the top plexiglass front. It is roughly 3'x6' made from 1x3 Oak for sides and 3/8" plywood back covered with green felt. The large size is great for bows or arrows and gives a lot of flexibility for what can be displayed.

Down side is that they are heavy and cumbersome to transport. Items show up better on an off white or ivory background rather then the green felt.

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This case is the same basic size. As you can see, items show up better with an off white painted background trimmed with stained wood...

There is a bow in the center of the display.

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Raghorn..Thanks for the info, nice pics and displays. Great looking collection.

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Wade..great pics and displays. Thanks for your info.

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Rick Wakeman
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Wade Phillips
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These are some of my oldest cases. Each side is roughly 3'x3' and has a hinged door that has a lock. Very time consuming and expensive to make. A little heavy and awkward to carry and transport. The arrow clip arrangement inside is very poor. I should be beaten for not improving this before now.

First the clips should be on a 3/8" thick wood strip so the 4 blade heads do not have to be turned at an angle and sometimes angled forward.

Second the 1-1/2" spacing between clips should be staggered between rows to permit the longest heads to protrude into the space above.

Several of these old cases still need to be changed over to have the staggered clip arrangement, which is an improvement that has become widely accepted within the past 20 odd years.

The hinged door wastes a lot of space around the edges. The legs also waste space at the bottom. Another row could be added by eliminating the door and expanding the case to the bottom.

As you can see in comparing these cases to Raghorn's, his cases utilize the same space far more effectively.

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These are a couple of arrow cases, exactly 36" x 36" x 2-3/4". Made from 1/2" thick oak with 1/4" thick plywood back. The 1-1/2" wide oak strip for the arrow clips provides a lot of additional strength. These cases are surprisingly light weight and strong!!!

Arrows are spaced at 1-1/2" but could probably be moved to 1-1/4" without being crowded.

Actually 34" width will accommodate most arrows so cutting a couple of inches off the side and adding it to the top and closing in the spacing could increase the capacity from 23 to 30 arrows and still have a very strong and light weight arrow case.

The plexiglass screws to the front (sorry no logical explanation comes to mind to justify why I did that). This could be improved with Raghorn's slide in from the top slots. The depth could probably be decreased from 2-3/4" to 2-1/2 or a bit less.

Each arrow has a small number on a sticker that corresponds to the description written on the 6"x7" paper in the center of the display. This is great for the display but down side is that the text needs changed and the 6"x7" paper needs to be replaced every time an arrow changes position...

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