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Blog entry by AlexTelfordHasWood posted 01-31-2014 10:08 AM 742 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my high school wood shop class we are preparing for our final project. I have proposed to my wood shop instructor that my final build could be a gun cabinet which he has recently approved. This should be a great build and I expect it to be challenging yet useful. Lord knows I need to lock up my damn guns. Although I already have the plans made, showing the build inside and out, I was wondering if anybody with experience in this type of project could spare some knowledge for me. All suggestions are appreciated.

-- "Nothing is over until we say it's over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!"



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489tad

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 11:52 AM

I did a quick search and found several nice cabinets. Find one you like, contact the builder. I’m sure they would be more than happy to help. Your taking on a big project. Blog it and ask for help along the way if needed. Good luck.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 12:44 PM

A few thoughts from things I have built or read about:

1) As much as possible finish sand all the pieces before assembly.

2) If possible, prefinish the case before assembly.

Good luck!

Greg

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 09:13 PM

Buy all your guns before you are married. After that, every one costs you a piece of furniture.

Or so I have been told.

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 03:00 AM

Take a piece of advice from a retired cop. Never ever, ever, ever, never, ever build it with a glass door. Then the piece of advice put the cabinet a room where people, company, friends do not enter with great ease. Also don’t talk about what you got in the it and don’t show it to anyone. Nobody needs to know what you have in it. If you want to show them one, they stay in the living room and you go get it. I’ve written reports from people who shot their mouths off about their really cool new gun. It often cost more to repair all the damage caused in a burglary than what the bad guy got away with. One guy even kept an inventory list in the bottom of the cabinet, yup bad guy took it too, bad guy was a friend of his kids and the gun cabinet with a glass door was in the living room. Make an inventory, take photos, a detailed description and put it somewhere safe. This is just some advice, take it or leave it.

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