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75mm artillery shell casings

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by leecraw66, May 25, 2014.

  1. leecraw66

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    View attachment 97009 Had these 2 for good few years, got them out today and buffed them up a little. Am thinking of making them into two lamps without damaging them.Please, Any other ideas what they could be made into, without damaging them.
    Thankyou Lee.
     
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    spaghetti holders ?
     
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    Nice idea, would have to put something inside to make the spaghetti sit up above the top.
    Thankyou for that Quentyn.
    Lee.
     
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    Vase? might have to put silicone around the primer or something
     
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    rather large trench lighters?......
     
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    Yep, I can see that , that one would please the wife and make life easier for me, for a little while.:)
    Thankyou for that Matty.
    Lee.
     
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    That one made me chuckle Mark.
    Thankyou Lee.
     
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    "piggy bank" save your pennies for .....ooooh something shooty maybe...:rolleyes:
     
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    Like it.... would have to fashion it so the wife couldn't get in to it though.
    Thankyou Lee.
     
  10. Greg1983

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    Nice shells, these make handy umbrella or walking cane/stick holders near a door in you home or if you have a portch / conservator, also great if you know a local artist or hobby person that's a dab hand with chisel etching to place some nice decorative image or patterns on them.

    Hope this helps get the ideas flowing.
    http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mWBG1qmtkaemItac2o_Y3fw.jpg
    http://www.collectors-club-of-great...lls House/World War 1/Trench Art/shellart.png
     
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    Thanks for the ideas Greg, some nice shell art, I like them as they are to be honest so may well go with some kind of stand.
    Lee.
     
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    Your welcome Lee.
    Hope you find a place for them, such a shame to just store away..
    My nan used to have a lovely brass fire surround with the brass art horse shoes, would of fitted in with that kind of setting maybe with fire accessories in them like brass poker, shovel and tongs :)
     

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