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Thread: Garden Hose Nozzle Display Case

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Elkhart, Indiana

    Garden Hose Nozzle Display Case

    I just recently completed a display case for my small collection of old brass garden hose nozzles. I made the case from leftover hard maple that I used to make my new workbench

    Here is a photo of the finished project and the complete article of the build process can be found on my website (if interested) at:

    Your comments are welcome.

    Last edited by Dave Haynes; 09-28-2009 at 08:33 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Wow Dave, you must have a LOT of old garden hose nozzles

    Nice work, I'll look forward to the pics that you post of the unit full!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    I agree with stu and I never heard of anyone collecting garden hose nozzles but now I have..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Cool Dave!! I am just down the road South of Valpo, hello Hoosier!! Very nice display cabinet. Ever go to Mark Bailey's Discount in Toto??
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Wow, Unique collection.
    Great display case !!
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That's a nice cabinet, Dave. Like others, I'd not heard of people collecting garden hose nozzles, but I'll bet there are some cool ones out there to be found.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well made cabinet there and those hoosiers seem to collect anything that isnt tied down
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  8. #8
    First, nice cabinet, and like mirroring the others, I too have never heard of collecting old garden hose nozzles. I will however be on the lookout for them. This is New England after all and king of the old and frugal people. Yes we repair houses that split rather then throw them away.

    I also implore you to check out "Liberty Tool", a store that would have antique garden nozzles. They have everything else.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Good job on the case. Very nice, your shelves certainly look stout. Larry will approve.
    Like the others, I have never heard of garden nozzle collecting. But folks like to collect lotsa things. Neat.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Interesting collection. Nice looking cabinet and a solid workbench.

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