|Project by miles125||posted 03-23-2009 06:17 PM||2533 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
Having loose ammunition in a drawer and being a woodworker with too much time on my hands lately gave me the idea for this box. I wanted it to look like it sat on the counter of a 1930’s sporting goods store for years. Maybe i got close.
The hinges are two six penny finish nails, not sure about it being period correct, but i thought it added to the simpleness of it. The wood is Long Leaf Heart Pine that came from a 130 year old house that burned near me. There is no traditional finish to speak of. But i did come up with a novel (and top secret) way to “dirty it up” that i think will stay put and offer future protection.
My thanks to Winchester for being such a long standing and respected American brand name. I hope they don’t mind me using their trademark logo for my own personal use. If they do i’ll make em one. Or better, i’ll make em 500 and they’ll only have to pay for 499!
-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"