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Project by JJohnston posted 1880 days ago 5709 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first major project. I built it back in 1998 in a garage stall in an aparment complex with a router & straightedge, a jigsaw, a drill and one chisel (not even a workbench – I used the floor. I don’t think my knees could handle that again). It’s made from 1/2” and 3/4” cheap big box ply. I don’t even remember what I used for finishing, but I’m sure it was Minwax from the big box store. It’s a dark walnut stain, and probably the “tung oil finish”. I lived on the second floor of the complex, and did the finishing out on the balcony.

It’s put together with rabbets and dadoes, cut with the router & straighedge. The rack part separates from the base for transport in a hatchback or big trunk. It’s held together with 4 sash locks, plus there are mating cleats at the lower front of the rack part that help take the push/pull forces off the locks. The upper and lower cradles slip into loose dadoes and are held in place with screws. I can take them out in case I ever decide to change the rack layout. The guns are secured to the upper cradle with leather boot laces.

The box is 18” high, and doubles as a seat. This is critical since, as anyone who’s ever been to any shooting match knows, the majority of the time is spent waiting for your turn.

I got lucky with the way it balances. It can be pushed or pulled on all 4 wheels on smooth ground, or tipped back like a hand truck when it’s rough.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1880 days ago

Hey J
This is one cool gun cart seat combo pretty cool idea.well done

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Abbott

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#2 posted 1880 days ago

That’s really nice. Good idea too. I like the way it can be moved in two parts and used as a seat.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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BTKS

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#3 posted 1880 days ago

I agree, most time at matches spent waiting.
Abbott, I too am clinging to my guns and religion.
Anyway, nice rack!!
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 1880 days ago

A NICE SETUP!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 1879 days ago

Good design! Nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1779 days ago

Use this for SSAS shooting?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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JJohnston

1577 posts in 1887 days


#7 posted 1779 days ago

You mean SASS? Cowboy action? That’s what I originally built it for, but it could be used for just about any type.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1779 days ago

yeah, SASS. The 2 handguns tucked in the corners made me suspicious ;-)) It’s fun, but too much time waiting!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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JJohnston

1577 posts in 1887 days


#9 posted 1778 days ago

Yep, like the song says, “The waiting is the hardest part”.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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