Blue Angel Helmet Display

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 08-30-2012 02:22 AM 1944 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s another display case. I made this for a guy who used to be with the Blue Angels. It is made of oak, walnut and cherry.

I am always worried about the integrity of projects like this will the small surface areas of each post so I used a staggered dowel…not sure what the technical name is though. I basically glued up the best I could and then clamped up and used the staggered drill bit that came with the dowels and drilled from the top. I wish I had a top veiw picture to show what it looks like but I use maple dowels to offset the cherry top.

From the bottom I have 4 holes that allows access to a screw securing each post. I did this just in case the glass was ever broken so it could easily be replaced.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 09:42 AM

Nice work, Great display and some amazing pilots to boot!

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

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#2 posted 08-30-2012 10:18 AM

The helmet looks good in that case. Nice job, Al.

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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#3 posted 08-30-2012 03:09 PM

Very, very nice job.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 08-30-2012 09:21 PM

Wow! What a great piece, that will surely be treasured.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#5 posted 08-31-2012 02:16 PM

Very nice memory keeper

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 08-31-2012 03:00 PM

That looks great, well done!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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