|Project by kiefer||posted 04-11-2015 12:45 AM||3403 views||25 times favorited||19 comments|
This is a Birthday present for my son-in-law who is a gun lover and this should fill the bill .
The shells I picked up at the gun range and I figured one day they will be part of a project and they worked perfectly for this .
Here are a few pics of how I made the rotary magazines .
The three layer laminated walnut blank with the front and back hole locations marked out for six pieces just in case some did not turn out .
Drilling the holes front and back with the back hole locations offset to the front holes .
Cleaning out the bottom of the back holes with a carbide burr because they will show and the centre 1/2” hole drilled with a forstner bit for a nice snug fit to the mounting pipe ..
A short piece of pipe inserted into the sanding fixture and the BENCH DOG giving instructions .
Rough cutting the blanks on the band saw .
Sanding the blanks round to the finished size on the disc sander .
Inserting the empty shells using a washer and block to set them just slightly above the surface .
I like the slightly proud look of the shells better.
The rest I did not record in pics but it is a plywood base with a maple overlay and leather inserts which tuck into a rebate on the back side .
The leather panels are backed with a piece of 1/4” plywood giving the raised panel look .
The finish is spray on satin paint with three colors overlaid to get the right hues and it turned out well and this was followed by some light buffing .
The leather and magazines got some oil finish and I may spray the magazines with poly but we will see .
Comments always welcome .