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Belgium M1 helmet liner
« on: May 03, 2014, 07:25:36 AM »
Finally found a perfect use for my "cloned" M1 Belgium helmet liner.
I recieved a Links from Forum member Jack's Son, and/or Robin this morning, some guy in eBay selling a Vietnam era helmet liner turned bird house. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-US-Vietnam-Military-Army-Marines-Green-Kevlar-Helmet-Liner-Birdhouse-ORG-/161291320459?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item258db63c8b
 Thought now that's a good idea and tried my best. Here are some (almost) step by step makings of a bird house, please note, I'm not a craftsman, etc., I know, the hole isn't perfectly round, but some bird in the Black Forest will be happy to have a roof over his head. ;)
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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 07:28:48 AM »
Couple more...
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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 07:29:59 AM »
Last but not least...
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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 08:47:35 AM »
Pat...those Euro-liners are quite plentiful and cheap. You could set yourself up as an online seller of bespoke military-style bird-houses...planters...lamp-bases etc? It would add to the retirement fund?  ;)
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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 02:03:17 PM »
Looks as good as the one on ebay. A small investment in a hole saw and you would be cranking them out. You could easily get decals and dress them up custom ordered. Personally I don't think it is a bad idea and sort of cool for a military buff.

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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 10:21:26 PM »
Thanks you guys for the suggestions.
@Ian, I won't be making it to Normandy for the 70th, but maybe I can make about ten more, send them to you, and you can set up a stand down on the beach and see how they sell? I'll give you, let's say 10%?
 Here's another liner that'd make a nice bird house, the hole is already marked.
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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 01:38:16 PM »
Ohh, I like the leaf embellishment that goes around the perch :D

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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 02:32:56 PM »
How about a "bird colonel's" liner?  ;)
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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 08:39:44 PM »
How about a "bird colonel's" liner?  ;)
Only a "bird brain" would do that.  ::)
Staying on the subjects of helmets and retirement, I'm still thinking about buying a bunch of old German Fire Dept. helmets,
and turning them into S.S. and Waffen S.S., "barn finds" of course. ;)

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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 03:35:20 AM »
Well I am sure once you get done clearing out all the TR helmets in that old barn,  you will find a bunch of painted airborne ones underneath.  ;D

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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2014, 01:40:03 AM »
Finally found a nice tree for the birdhaus. ;)
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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2014, 02:47:03 AM »
Top-marks for ingenuity and for being so eco-friendly Pat!  ;)
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Re: Belgium M1 helmet liner
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 06:37:23 AM »
She new spin on the term military housing.Looks great in its natural environment.Any winged warriors move in yet?
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