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Project by Lazarus posted 02-15-2013 03:45 AM 1750 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ragnarok is my interpretation of a viking helmet. It is made of Myrtlewood and Walnut. It is 25 inches wide, and 13 inches tall. Thanks for looking.





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#1 posted 02-15-2013 03:50 AM

Great work. would be fun at some frat parties

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 04:15 AM

wicked! this is inspiring!

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 04:53 AM

Awesome

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 05:23 AM

I love it…!

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 06:00 AM

totally awesome! great job!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 11:58 AM

Man that is awesome. Do you use a lathe for most of the shaping?

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#7 posted 02-15-2013 01:09 PM

Nicely done. I assume the handles are for the viking wives to keep control.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-15-2013 02:34 PM

Viking? Frat party?

NAH

I can see that thing coming down Main Street in Daytona. Sitting atop some big dude riding a HOG. It’d fit right in . :-)

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#9 posted 02-15-2013 03:03 PM

Deadly. Great work.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#10 posted 02-15-2013 03:56 PM

10asee I was thinking the same thing.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#11 posted 02-15-2013 04:38 PM

Love it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 02-15-2013 04:41 PM

That is a wonderful conversation piece. It will get a lot of comments.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 02-15-2013 07:50 PM

That would also be a big hit at the local Renaissance Festival’s Barbarian Invasion Weekend.

-- Leafherder

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#14 posted 02-15-2013 11:56 PM

wow, that is great. Its is so interesting, unique and well built. A really cool piece of art.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 02-16-2013 12:27 AM

Thanks so much for your kind words. I actually “finished” this early last year, but felt like it needed something else, so this past week I added the lower face guards. I feel like it made a lot of difference in the feel of the helmet. @ Triumph1. I did use the lathe for all the components, however, the horns were the big challenge. Each horn is comprised of 14 seperate (4 segment) rings, and a solid tip. Works out to 57 pieces for each horn. I drilled a hole in the middle of each segment, stacked them on a dowel, slightly shorter than the total length, and then applied pressure against then with the tailstock and carefully turned them round. I then seperated them and beveled each ring on a sander, glued them all into the final curving shape, and then did a lot of sanding to smooth everything out.

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