|Project by Fridgecritter||posted 08-15-2014 05:48 PM||1783 views||12 times favorited||8 comments|
I’ve seen a lot of these online, but most of them looked like cheap pine models with thin wood. This one has a Maple body, Walnut decorative piece in the front and Cocobolo keystone on top.
I tried using a large forstner bit to drill the hole for the clock but my cheap Ryobi drill press didn’t have the guts to do it, so I thought of the keystone feature on top which allowed me to just cut the hole on the bandsaw. I was going to give up and drill and hole, cut with jigsaw but I thought it would look better with the keystone accent.
I like the contrast in colors of the wood, and I finished it with just some butcherblock conditioner (bees wax and mineral oil mixture). It will fit a full sized handgun with holster. The clock insert I ordered from eBay because I wanted Roman numerals and not the Arabic. I used a cabinet pressure latch to keep it closed.
This one went to Arizona to an auction to be sold for charity.
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