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Project by luv2learn posted 12-19-2012 05:01 PM 7738 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My oldest grandson is a Cowboys fan, his wife a Packers fan. So I made them helmets of their favorite teams as a Christmas gift. They measure about 8 1/2” x 8 1/2”.

As with most things I do, I have to experiment with different ideas as they pop into my head. With these helmets it was seeing if I could layer some of the pieces especially the face guards. I also inset the snaps and the piece for the ear hole in pre-drilled holes. I stacked the wood for the logos and then cut them to ensure a proper fit.

The Packers helmet is yellowheart, cottonwood, walnut, and mystery wood for the face guard and stripe. The Cowboys helmet is birch, cottonwood, walnut, and mystery wood for the face guard. The snaps are modified oak pegs.

Merry Christmas one and all!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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#1 posted 12-19-2012 05:11 PM

Awesome project!

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 05:12 PM

You are the sweetest grand dad.
Your creations are stunning.

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 05:13 PM

Clever! Your grandson and his wife will love these. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 05:18 PM

Super Job on these!! Really look swell!

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 05:22 PM

Its amazing what a few pieces of lumber can become in the right hands. Brilliant work.

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 05:26 PM

Those are too cool what great projects… I love the little detail’s in thses like the screws and snaps… Well done, not sure about those teams though…LOL

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

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 06:14 PM

Who would want better present for Christmas?

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 06:41 PM

Very nice….....and a foreshadowing of the NFC first round playoff game as well.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 06:49 PM

You did a wonderful job on making both of the helmets….they will be loved no doubt

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 06:55 PM

Beautiful job of intarsia. The first two pictures look like you can just put them on your head and play. Great work.

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 08:09 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I couldn’t be prouder to be associated with a great group of folks like you all!! Merry Christmas!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 12-19-2012 09:29 PM

I love seeing projects involving America’s Team! The Cowboys’ helmet is nice too.. ;)

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 10:40 PM

Whoa, very cool! Awesome gift for football fans, not to mention the intarsia work is really nicely done. Who knew intarsia could be more than just animals?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#14 posted 12-19-2012 11:49 PM

jerkylips, my daughter-in-law would certainly agree with you :)

live4ever, I might try doing animals one of these days :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 12-20-2012 12:11 AM

HoHoHo there Santa. Way nice. Kool idea, and gr8 builds.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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