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Project by ohwoodeye posted 01-27-2010 04:04 AM 2505 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 01-27-2010 04:08 AM

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 01-27-2010 04:21 AM

Unique for sure ,a great display Idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Abbott

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#3 posted 01-27-2010 04:25 AM

Neat!~

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

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WoodyWoodWrecker

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#4 posted 01-27-2010 04:57 AM

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 01-27-2010 05:51 AM

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

-- PAPLOU

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Blender

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#6 posted 01-27-2010 06:04 AM

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

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 01-27-2010 06:30 AM

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

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#8 posted 01-27-2010 08:24 AM

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 01-27-2010 12:47 PM

Too cool, Great idea!!!!

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

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mcchairs

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#10 posted 01-27-2010 01:13 PM

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

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#11 posted 01-27-2010 05:18 PM

I need that for my man room. Cool project.

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sras

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#12 posted 01-27-2010 05:24 PM

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

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#13 posted 01-27-2010 05:30 PM

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

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#14 posted 01-27-2010 06:58 PM

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

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#15 posted 01-27-2010 08:39 PM

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

-- Glen

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