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Old July 20, 2022, 10:25 AM   #1
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Anybody build gunboxes/cases

I'm talking about those nice cases or boxes that better guns would come in. Anybody build them? Let's see pictures.
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Old July 20, 2022, 11:42 AM   #2
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I've built several display cases for handguns, arrowheads, etc. Last one I made was for the long suffering Mrs Schlitz's Heritage Roughrider that was a Valentines Day gift & got her back into shooting regularly. This one was made out of an old Winchester 45 ACP ammo box.

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Old July 20, 2022, 01:27 PM   #3
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Building one now. I didn't go as far as the guy above me did. I purchased a really nice shadow box, and gutted it, keeping only the glass and the wood frame. Making custom stuff for the pistols as I go. Will post pics when I get somewhere presentable.
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Old July 20, 2022, 02:03 PM   #4
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https://www.gunboxesusa.com/
https://www.finehomedisplays.com/gun-display-cases.asp
for a couple
Search "hand presentation box" or case

Or were you asking about home hobby activity?
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Old August 2, 2022, 12:54 AM   #5
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I made a Doc Holliday pistol presentation case some time back

A few years back I was on a huge western kick, taking a special interest and liking to Doc Holliday, both in some real documented history and Hollywood depictions. I was between other hobbies and decided to modify some grips on a couple Cimarron stainless and nickel plated old west revolver models for my ideas/versions of what his guns may have been like. Nothing historically or even movie accurate, but just a fun project...

- Oh yeah the case.. It seemed only fitting they rest in a nice case. Like you said, nice cases better guns came in, so I up-cycled an old silverware chest into a velvet lined wooden presentation case.

Here's a vid I made of the process and lots of finished pics...

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Old August 2, 2022, 07:22 AM   #6
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I have a CNC router that makes cutting complex shapes pretty easy. I might try that one day.
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I still need to learn how to use a router. I've got a craftsman tabletop that I don't know how to use.
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Old August 2, 2022, 08:04 PM   #8
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They're just like bullets--you can never have too much horsepower or rpm's. It also pays to buy better carbide bits.
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Old August 3, 2022, 07:25 AM   #9
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Thanks stagpanther. I would, but I have to learn what I'm doing first.
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Old August 4, 2022, 12:47 AM   #10
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Thanks stagpanther. I would, but I have to learn what I'm doing first.
Ah--I assume that is a straight-fence type set-up. Specific rpms depending on the type of wood, grain, and how to position the bit for optimal cutting, feed-rate, step-over, chip-load and plunge rate etc are all things relatively accessible to learn through google and youtube. Just like in the firearms world--the less runout of the bit--the better.
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Old August 4, 2022, 03:48 PM   #11
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stagpanther getting all fancy on us and thinking that thinking is the answer.
It probably is.

But when I picked up my routers from an estate sale, they were covered in cemented powdered horse dookey.

One hand-held, one hand-held that was bolted to a piece of melamine particle board to drop into an extension on the guy's table saw (I did not get the saw).

I pressure washed the pair, blew out what water I could, stuck them in my 6,000 degree shed in the middle of summer, and then plugged them in a few weeks later, to see if they worked.
I just went with trial and error to learn how to adjust and set them up.

I think one of them has a bent shaft or base. No matter the feed direction or type of bit, it wants to climb the material and do bad things.

Also,
Routers are loud.
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Old August 4, 2022, 05:32 PM   #12
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LOL--that's right--it's called being pedantic (I just learned that on another thread) and I'm guilty as charged, I guess. Most of the stuff I learn is by doing it the wrong way first. I've got about 5K sunk into my CNC router so far--and it's not even an especially good one. And once again I'm learning things the hard way.
Absolute bare minimum would be a 2.5 hp 24,000 rpm router like a bosch would be what I would recommend. Anything less is --making lots of chips, sawdust and ruined jobs IMO.
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