Introduction: Viking Helmet Made Out of Wood Shavings

Since I have other viking equipment why not add a Viking helmet to collection :)

And maybe I always wanted to have one hahahaha :D

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Step 1: Get Ready to Take Some Shavings

Try to get Shavings Thickness about 0.1 and 0.3

I used the Pine

Step 2: Measure and Cut

Measure Circumference of your head

Use the Formula from the video

Draw and Cut the circle

Step 3: Start the Process of Cassation

Blow the Balloon inside your template

Start the process of gluing and waiting for it to dry

Pop and remove the balloon

Step 4: Choose the Design

From now you can choose what type of helmet you want to make

For example:

Barbute, Norman casque, Spangenhelm, Sallet, kettle helm, Simple Bascinet...

I choose the Spangenhelm

Step 5: Mail Armor

Wind the wire around the round object with hole on one end

I used 8 mm shaft

Cut the rings

Start making mail armor

Step 6: Painting

Put 2 or more Coats of sealer (I used nitro lacquer)

Apply 2 coats of Silver and 1 coat of black color

Use paint thinner on cloth to get aged metal effect

Step 7: Attaching the Mail

I used aluminum sheet for reinforcement

Drill the holes through the helmet and aluminum together

Tie it up with thread all around

I also attached the thumbtacks for "Riveted look" and it looks amazing

Step 8: Finished Epic Helmet

I don't know what to say for me this was one of most hardest projects I have made

The process of drying almost killed me I used but it took me more than a week of gluing and drying...and heating it inside the microwave, oven, on top of the furnace on the sun :(

Ohhh god, I hate that technique (cassation) I recommend the use of toilet paper or newspaper for this project ;)

I feel relieved now :)

Have an EPIC day and see you soon with new project

~M~

Comments

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L.eo (author)2017-05-16

Pretty cool helmet!

I have a question: how did you proceed with the design (step 4)? how did you attach the front part and the strings (vertically and horizontally)?

Srry my english, haha.

ty!

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Epic Workshop (author)L.eo2017-05-17

Hey bro, I just went vertically with the shavings and then again horizontally to get some kind of plywood effect which turned out great :)

Hope I helped :3

Moris

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L.eo (author)Epic Workshop2017-05-24

I mean, first, how did you add the front part?

And how did you add those layers around and in front?

ty for replying

(For some reason the images were not uploaded in the other comment! Ty again)

helmet_front.jpghelmet.jpg
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Epic Workshop (author)L.eo2017-05-24

I just continued without balloon, and that cross is added pieces to gain the thickness and to give stronger structure to the helmet ???

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L.eo (author)Epic Workshop2017-05-26

Any tips for continuing without the balloon? The cross added pieces were made out and then glued? I do not have many skills yet, haha. Thank you for the attention! Awesome profile and awesome yt channel!

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vkmicro (author)2017-03-30

Love the project and the final look of it.

2 Questions

1- where did you get that aluminum sheet?

2- what did you use to staple the metal together? those clips or whatever. What are they? Could you give an example of such a thing? amazon link ? thanks.

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Pernickety Jon (author)2017-03-21

The helmet looks really good. Maybe you could do another 'ible' on how you painted it. I've never heard of cassation before; I'll have to look it up.

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Thanks man, maybe I will do tutorial on my channel. I am even not sure if the right word is cassation, but I am familiar with it since my primary school when we used to make art mobiles using the newspaper or toilet paper :) very cool project for the kids also :)
Have a nice day Jon
Moris

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