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I have about 14 pairs of sunglasses kicking about and thought they could do with somewhere to display them rather than sat in an old Tesco carrier bag! 
What can I say? Women collect shoes, I err, collect sunglasses!
 
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Step 1:

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With all these pairs everywhere, not forgetting the Harley Davidson helmet of course, I'm going to need a fairly substantial rack to hold this lot.
First I counted all my pairs and added 2 for when I inevitably buy more pairs!
Then I found the largest pair and the smallest pair and offered them up against each other.

Step 2:

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I figured I'd make the holes for the arms to slide through, as wide as the smallest pair of sunglasses. The arms on the bigger pairs can just fold in so they fit, where as the smaller ones won't stretch to wider holes, if that makes sense?
So I marked a piece of 6mm MDF board out to the correct width, 14cm wide in this case.

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I spaced the holes vertically based on the largest pair of sunglasses, this way, you can put a pair back on any space without any getting crammed up.
Once I made sure the initial concept worked, I could then cut the board. Again, holes etc are always easier drilled on a larger piece of wood than a smaller one.

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Now I wanted to find a way of having the stand stood securely upright especially as the Harley Davidson helmet is right at the top and the heaviest item.
Some sort of spine bolted onto a base plate would be the best bet and I found the perfect solution. An old spinning drinks optics rack had a secure heavy metal base plate with 2 holes in the bottom! I wasn't going to use it, so it was donated.

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For a spine, I used a  1.5" x 2" piece of wood, 105cm long. 
To secure it onto the base plate, I used 2x 4" long wood screws and a dab of PVA glue for good measure.
A quick check and it stood up perfectly! 
tobychan (author) 2 years ago
Many thanks for the comments!
It's a Harley Davidson helmet (not UK road legal). And yep the goggles came with the helmet. You can pull them down over your eyes! Haha :D
LucDaRocka12 years ago
dude i love that hat with the goggles.... is that a jockey hat? as in horse racing
coppeis2 years ago
What are the glasses on the helmet? Are they part of it or what? And what are they called?