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Project by kiefer posted 04-11-2015 12:45 AM 3321 views 25 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-11-2015 12:51 AM

Hi Klaus. I love it. I like using casings in my project too, Nice accents!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-11-2015 01:01 AM

Klaus,

You find a way to use everything. First time I’ve seen a carbide burring tool.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 04-11-2015 01:23 AM

Very creative and well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 04-11-2015 02:17 AM

Bang!
Just don’t hit the dog.
Smiles,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 04-11-2015 03:43 AM

Definitely unique and nicely crafted—the flutting on the cylinders adds a very nice touch! Your son-in-law will be impressed, pleased and proud to share your piece with his friends.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 04-11-2015 03:58 AM

What a wonderful gift. Nice detail and looks great with the leather. This will be a fine man cave gift. Glad to see the bench dog earning his keep. No one like a dog that sits and barks all the time.

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

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#7 posted 04-11-2015 04:13 AM

Another fine bit of design Klaus.
I like the sanding jig, nice touch.
I also have fun looking over your pictures to see how many previous projects I can count.
Shop dog, mallet, of course your bench, and even a glimpse of your leg vice….. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Dutchy

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#8 posted 04-11-2015 06:33 AM

Looks good Kiefer. Thans for making the pics.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 04-11-2015 08:28 AM

Nice use of spent shells. Sanding jig looks neat. Have you shown it elsewhere?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#10 posted 04-11-2015 10:40 AM

Very well done in the idea, design, and finished piece. Nice work and definitely one of a kind.

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

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#11 posted 04-11-2015 12:42 PM

Very creative and nicely done! I bet he flips for this. I bet you could get a massive amount of orders for this, what gun owner wouldn’t want one. Super job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 04-11-2015 12:57 PM

What a wonderful one of a kind gift for your son-in-law! He’ll love it…heck I love it!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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kiefer

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#13 posted 04-11-2015 01:33 PM

Thanks guys .
Sounds like you like it and I hope he does like it as much as you .
The design is based on things he likes ,wood, leather and metal (brass shells) and the combination works well together I think .
The sanding jig is a jig I posted some time ago and has come in handy many times and is sort of a substitute for a lathe which I don’t own .
Here is the link to the post http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92996
I will likely use the shell idea again on another project and also leather as it makes a nice accent and is becoming a favorite material of mine .
When we mount the rack I will use some shells to plug the screw holes .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#14 posted 04-11-2015 03:25 PM

Impressive-

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#15 posted 04-11-2015 04:07 PM

Sweet. You get bonus points for originality and of course the ‘bench dog’ is made of fir (fur).

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