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Question regarding metal ship display pedestals.

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  • Member since
    July, 2016
Question regarding metal ship display pedestals.
Posted by The Jericho Initiative on Sunday, July 17, 2016 2:38 AM

I seem to be asking a great many questions on this forum recently, hopefully I'll eventually be able to return the favor once I've got this all figured out... Until then I'll have to avail myself of your collective knowledge.  My thanks in advance.

I'm having a surprisingly difficult time finding suppliers of metal - brass, nickel, etc - ship display pedestals.  Found a few on ebay and a number of slotted wooden sailing ship types.  I'm hoping for a greater selection and maybe one of you can point me in that direction.

So far this is the best I've found.

Brass is traditional, and I appreciate that, but I think I'd prefer nickel, or chrome.


  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:05 AM

I, and many others have used brass lamp finials, available in electrical section of hardware stores.  You do have to drill the hole through the top of each one, though, to use as ship mounting.

Lately I have been using clear acrylic (plexiglas) rods, as in this cruiser I recently finished.

For plastic ships I glue in a piece of wood before drilling the holes to reinforce the mounting of the rods.  As soon as I do that, I match drill a scrap piece of wood, which is then used as a pattern for drilling the final display base. Actually, I recommend doing this when using finials too, though that is not quite as critical as when using the plastic rod.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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