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how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:47 am

hey guy's;

searching the net last night, on the search for pickel's, I noticed, on a dealers pic something I would like to see in detail.
On the site of age of kings I saw helmets on display hanging in a way I would like to present mine as well.
We are both using the same rail system meant for shelves.
I just would like to know how the arm looks like on which they present they're helmets.
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Here is my "wall" with a prototype experience with a pith helmet;

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Re: how to... display question

Post by Sandmann » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:05 am

Impressive collection. Looks cool with the flying Helmets :bravo:
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Re: how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:57 am

Thanks.
Not mine.
That was my question, how do you make them fly ...;-)
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Re: how to... display question

Post by Peter_Suciu » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:41 am

I've seen on other forums similar designs. Most of the time it requires a custom made metal "hook" that comes out of the wall and has a 90 degree angle and then some sort of ball at the end for the helmet to rest on.

As I can see from the photo above it appears it is standard track shelving with the notches. I personally don't care for these shelves, but have a few. These are the types of things you buy at a hardware store. Instead for my high end shelves I went with a company called Rakks (https://rakks.com/), which doesn't have the notches in the shelves. It is really designed more for architectures and for upscaling housing projects.

The installation is FAR more complicated and you need a level and patience (better if you hire someone). Because it doesn't have notches and instead the brackets are held with friction it is FAR more customizable and has a better look than a bunch of notches. I have to admit I'm always amazed that collectors will spend tens of thousands of dollars on helmets and then go and buy the cheapest shelves and rails!

My shelving system cost $4000 when I had it installed in my NYC apartment. I moved it to my house in Michigan and am still using it.

Check out Rakks and see if they might have some brackets that would work.

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Re: how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:19 pm

Thanks Peter.
I will check them too.
Might come to a solution...
I'll keep you informed.
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Re: how to... display question

Post by Sandmann » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:55 am

stuka f wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:57 am
Thanks.
Not mine.
That was my question, how do you make them fly ...;-)
Sorry, my fault. Maybe this Google-search helps if you don‘t like to build it by your own. Before I decides to a regular stand I was thinking about a wall-mounting system too:

https://www.google.de/search?q=helmhalt ... 66&bih=898
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Re: how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:51 am

Great link!
Thanks a lot.
The thing is to positioning the helmet right where I want, versus the other exposed items.
Your link brought up a idea! Maybe to work with a flexible swan-neck.
I feel we are going to get there!
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Re: how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:54 am

Here is what I came by, yesterday;
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Re: how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:58 am

And how about copy this idea; and make a luster of pickel's.... :D
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Post by Sandmann » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:52 am

:D Nice Lamps. But please take a Repro, a real Helmet would be a shame :bravo:
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Re: how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:49 am

No risk! ;-)
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Post by stuka f » Fri May 01, 2020 7:47 am

Ok, I finally came to this;
the base; next to the wall, is hinged. In order to ajust the positioning a bit.

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I also had this, made from scrap, but it was quiet gross...

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Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri May 01, 2020 12:59 pm

Very nice displays - truly Out of Africa looking!

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Post by Lars13 » Fri May 01, 2020 4:06 pm

Very nice, and much better than the initial version :D

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Re: how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Sat May 02, 2020 2:11 am

Thanks.
Yes, I think I am going to concentrated on that idea.
And the "Do It Yourself" seems the only option.
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Post by stuka f » Sun May 03, 2020 4:59 am

And it works pretty well to me.
It is just a start, I am sure I will or must improve a long the way.
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Post by coert65 » Sun May 03, 2020 5:11 am

Very nice way of displaying your helmets Kris!

I really like the slimmer versions, compared to the somewhat cruder first, they are not so visible, so they
don't obstruct from the helmets they are supporting.

I will look into this, as I have 2 more haubes coming to me, and room is getting cramped here.
Thanks for sharing this with us! :)

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sun May 03, 2020 12:29 pm

Kris- great job, looks great, quite the variety of helmets!

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Post by Sandmann » Sun May 03, 2020 4:56 pm

Looks really great, Kris. A very interesting collection, I love it :bravo:
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Re: how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Mon May 04, 2020 10:50 am

Thanks for your gentle comments.
I am evoluating and noticed that ajustable spindles would be better.
Not that hard to make.
When the small spindle slides into a large shaft and can be hold in place by a screw, it should work.
But in the meanwhile I'll customize my supports...

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Mon May 04, 2020 11:15 am

A reminder:

With my system you make the bracket to fit the helmet.

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Re: how to... display question

Post by stuka f » Mon May 04, 2020 2:46 pm

Hey Tony, yes indeed.
Problem is I want them on very different places.
A other option could be to put more U profiles against my back wall. And may be standard brackets might fit then.
Good point!
I will test it.
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