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Project by ohwoodeye posted 1677 days ago 2477 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow Jocksters,
Here is my one of a kind mini football helmet display. This proudly displays all 32 NFL football team mini helmets. These are not the really tiny helmets you get in gumball machines, they are the ones that are about the size of a large grapefruit. I have 2 sons and we were buying a helmet here and a helmet there, for birthdays, Christmas etc. after about 2 years and a pile of helmets spilling over the tops of 2 dressers, I finally made this display and finished my…...I mean their collection. It proudly hangs on the wall in their bedroom. Doesn’t take a whole lot of wood. In fact, the local woodcraft store was selling oak “cut-offs” or “shorties” they obtained from a local cabinet shop really cheap. They were various widths and all around 2 feet long. Perfect for a project like this. I cut 32 platforms (for lack of a better word), clipped the corners at a 45 degrees, gave them part of an ogee profie, dadoed, glued and stapled them from the back into 2” strips. Then I connected the (8) 2” strips with a couple of 2” wide longer runners…...all half lapped together. I centered the piece on the wall where I wanted it and drove some screws through the display into some wall studs.
I love woodworking and football…....so this project was a absolute pleasure to create. Thanks for viewing, all comments are welcomed and appreciated.
Still shedding a tear over that incredible Packers vs Cardinals playoff game.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 1677 days ago

great display of a collection that means a lot to your family because it has been a journey, collecting them!
well, that and I’m guessing you all love football :) Nicely done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1677 days ago

Unique for sure ,a great display Idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Abbott

2570 posts in 1938 days


#3 posted 1677 days ago

Neat!~

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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WoodyWoodWrecker

171 posts in 1886 days


#4 posted 1677 days ago

I have a friend that collected these helmets. He would have loved this except for one thing, you still have to dust them. He wants something that magically repels all dust.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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paplou

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#5 posted 1677 days ago

very nice project. hope you don’t mind it i use the design some time.

-- PAPLOU

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Blender

27 posts in 2020 days


#6 posted 1677 days ago

Nice work except, that Vikings helmet should be at the top of it’s row.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1791 days


#7 posted 1677 days ago

very impressive, both the collection and the woodworking… nicely put together..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Monty Queen

1585 posts in 1886 days


#8 posted 1676 days ago

Awesome job, they need to be put in your man cave. Great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 1676 days ago

Too cool, Great idea!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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mcchairs

52 posts in 1725 days


#10 posted 1676 days ago

I love it , fantastic thinking .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? . mcchairs@tpg.com.au

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fletchs

20 posts in 1751 days


#11 posted 1676 days ago

I need that for my man room. Cool project.

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sras

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#12 posted 1676 days ago

Well done! I can tell you spent some time on the layout. The arrangement makes for an attractive display.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1830 days


#13 posted 1676 days ago

That’s cool. Your boys must love it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Pdub

893 posts in 1815 days


#14 posted 1676 days ago

NICE! Thats a great lookin display. We (my family) have a collection of autographed baseballs. Something like this would work to display them. I may have to make something similiar to this. Thanks for posting.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Glen

98 posts in 1712 days


#15 posted 1676 days ago

Very nice display, Mike. I have not fully recovered from that Packer loss either.

-- Glen

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