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Big Drawer project - part 3 - Gun cabinet #6

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 06-21-2014 09:12 PM 961 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last piece of this order. This gun cabinet holds 10 rifles. 2 locks on each door. There is also double locks on the drawers. 72” tall, 44” wide and 24” deep.

This was my 6th gun cabinet this year. No more schedled. However, I intend to build a couple more for display. This is made of Beetle Kill Pine. Finish is 2 coats of shellac and 5 coats of water based poly. Although far from perfect, I continue to learn and improve with every piece. Very much enjoying the journey.

Thanks for reading and all comments are welcome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.





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#1 posted 06-21-2014 09:16 PM

Very nice, Monte.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 06-21-2014 09:29 PM

Good lookin cabnit Monte

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#3 posted 06-21-2014 10:00 PM

Nicely done, Monte.

The whole ensemble is fantastic!!!
Ya done hit a bullseye with these….
Your customer will be very pleased.

I liked the blue “accent”, on the sneak peak!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 06-21-2014 10:02 PM

Your work keeps getting better with each piece.
I love working with your BKP, easy on the tools, glues up good, screws hold and it sure is pretty, especially around the knots.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#5 posted 06-21-2014 10:28 PM

Great job. I like these gun cabinets and you do this wood justice.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 06-21-2014 10:34 PM

Very fantastic Monte….you are bringing your own style of artform to live edge furniture.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#7 posted 06-21-2014 11:40 PM

Nice work Monte. Do you use real glass or plexi? I just went thru a frustrating time with a shadow box and getting the glass just right…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 06-21-2014 11:41 PM

I use polycarbonate 1/4”

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 06-21-2014 11:54 PM

That one looks bigger than usual? But just as pretty! Just saw the live edge on the barrel notches-Nice!

How many keys does it take to get to your guns? I have not seen the key to my gun rack for almost 20 years.

Is the polycarbonate less “scratchable” than Plexiglas?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 06-21-2014 11:58 PM

Polycarbonate isn’t as scratch resistant as glass, but is pretty darn good. It is significantly stronger than all the others.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 06-22-2014 12:07 AM

Monte,

Guess I forgot to post after I wrote a comment. You style is evolving, becoming more subtle, This is a fine evolution of Monte Pitman!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 06-22-2014 12:48 AM

And you can cut it with the tablesaw, right?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 06-22-2014 12:52 AM

Yes, I put duck tape on both sides before I saw it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 06-22-2014 01:01 AM

Your journey to perfection is on the higher end. Beautiful work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 06-22-2014 01:23 AM

And then clean the tape residue off with mineral spirits? Will acetone fog it?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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