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Old July 28, 2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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built a gun box (pic heavy)

I was working on my "Honey-Do" list- and got distracted. Had some wood laying around and put together a box to haul guns & gear around, ( hunting, to the range, camping etc...)
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Old July 28, 2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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more pics

room for three rifles, binocs, handguns(2), ammo etc... just pull out what you need and leave the rest, it requires two to move when loaded, although I almost never hunt alone.
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Old July 28, 2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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built a gun box (pic heavy)

Very nice. Gave me a idea for transporting to the range other then just laying a few rifles on my back seat. What did you use for rests to hold them up?
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Old July 28, 2013, 10:57 PM   #4
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that's a piece of 3/4"x10" pine shelving; I cut the rifle slots with a jigsaw and lined them with sticky-back felt, the whole box is glued and screwed. the rest of the box is tongue & groove White Cedar with Maple supports in & out.
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Old July 28, 2013, 11:14 PM   #5
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Very nice craftsmanship. Great looking rifle box...
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Old July 29, 2013, 04:24 AM   #6
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Nice! I'm planning something very close but a little bit more tactical styled. I do like yours though.
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Old July 29, 2013, 05:11 AM   #7
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Very nice work there, You are no stranger to wood working for sure. I looked at the pics and thought,,Hmm this could work for me at the range. Maybe a axel and wheels on one end and it becomes a one person job.
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Old July 29, 2013, 05:41 AM   #8
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Thats a great looking gun box and you did a beautiful job on building it.
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Old July 29, 2013, 05:43 AM   #9
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You may already know this, but or keeping nylon rope ends from unraveling, the ends can be melted with a cigarette lighter...stinks like the devil though.
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Old July 29, 2013, 06:57 AM   #10
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Well done. The rope handles add a nice touch to the box.
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Old July 29, 2013, 08:47 PM   #11
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thanks ya'll
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Old July 29, 2013, 10:25 PM   #12
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You may already know this, but or keeping nylon rope ends from unraveling, the ends can be melted with a cigarette lighter...stinks like the devil though.
Or sealed with super glue. I'm sure the ends are wrapped with black tape because he just cut the ropes though.
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Old July 30, 2013, 07:05 PM   #13
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that is sisal rope (handles), hence the tape, if I burned the ends, I would just have a fire.
The box isn't done yet, need to figure some sort of hasp and maybe some "piano bench lid" supports for the top, maybe some indoor/outdoor carpet inside.
and a nice durable clear finish.

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Old July 31, 2013, 08:55 AM   #14
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Nice work.
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Old July 31, 2013, 08:58 AM   #15
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Piano hinge gives it away as a piece of workmanship and not just your ordinary wood case. Classy work.
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Old July 31, 2013, 09:32 AM   #16
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Very nice, and inspiring. I will have to work on the ability to become distracted from honey-do things into something like this!

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Old July 31, 2013, 01:06 PM   #17
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built a gun box (pic heavy)

Naw, don't cover up that pretty wood. I'd stop at the hinge and hasp. Looks wonderful!
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Old July 31, 2013, 01:43 PM   #18
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Why do you put your guns in a coffin? Are you planning to kill them?

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Old July 31, 2013, 01:57 PM   #19
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that is sisal rope (handles), hence the tape, if I burned the ends, I would just have a fire.
It looked so white in the photos I assumed soft nylon. Being sisal (and if three strand), you could but would have to learn how the merchant seamen (I was one), treat rope-ends. They first separate about four inches of the three strands and perform a "dog's cock" (that is what it is really called), with the three strands. The three strands are held separate and the one in the middle (rear most) is bent over forward into a loop and held. The strand on the right is bent around from the right-side across the front to the rear. The left strand is pushed through the loop to the right. they are all pulled tight, resulting in the rope having a blunt end and the three strands are at right angles to the rope, evenly spaced. The end are then woven through the strands back from the dog's cock. Each successive strand is passed under a different strand on the rope until the strands are too short to go any further. The rope end is then placed on the floor and rolled back and forth tightening the weave.
The boy scouts years ago had a treatment for "whipping" the end of a rope, but the seaman's treatment seems neater to me.
If I had any sisal rope around I would do one and take pictures because I am sure that few could follow what I am explaining with words...I know that I would have needed pictures.
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Old July 31, 2013, 03:39 PM   #20
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separate about four inches of the three strands and perform a "dog's cock"
I don't think it would be wise for me to do a search for that while I'm at work.
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Old August 4, 2013, 12:57 AM   #21
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southjk, that's funny!!
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Old August 7, 2013, 02:28 PM   #22
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Very Nice!

I have been thinking about doing something like this that can transport my hunting rifle's and ammunition. How do you keep them from bouncing when your driving?
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Old August 16, 2013, 07:53 AM   #23
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bouncing?

I thought about that, but haven't come up with a solution yet. suggestions?
I don't want to take away from the wood, possibly a hard foam insulation pad?
Needs to be firm yet not abusive to a gun stock/finish etc...
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Old August 18, 2013, 07:26 AM   #24
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maybe, some type of 'bungee' strap
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Old August 18, 2013, 01:19 PM   #25
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possibly a hard foam insulation pad?
I'm thinking soft memory foam, like a mattress pad or something. Put a strip on the lid on either side of the gun supports.

For your hardware needs check Rockler woodworking there is a store at southcenter off I-405 & I-5 right next to I-fly (the new big red building) they have a website too.

And nice job
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