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Project by WoodScrap posted 09-16-2009 01:58 AM 18465 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gun vise I made for my Father In-Law. It is black walnut with leather pads and pewter hardware. He wanted something to hold his rifles when he cleaned them but he thought it looked too good to use for that he just uses it to display his black powder rifle he made. Guess I’ll have to make another one he can actually use. First try at cutting threads in wood. Worked pretty well….on the second or third try. :)

-- Rick -Tulsa





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papadan

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 02:18 AM

Very nice stand, may I ask where you found the handles?

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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WoodScrap

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 02:31 AM

Thanks Dan. The handles came from Lee Valley.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 02:55 AM

pretty slick

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 03:27 AM

Very nice! Did you build it from plans? And if so where are they available. Thanks in advance.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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WoodScrap

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 03:37 AM

Thanks Hal. Actually this was my own design, although I did borrow ideas from several vises I found pictures of on the net. In the end none were what I was looking for so I had to improvise.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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fotomaker57

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 04:12 AM

Very nice. I have been wanting to build one of these myself. I hope when I get to it that mine looks half as nice as yours
Mike

-- Don't Tread on me

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firecaster

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#7 posted 09-16-2009 04:19 AM

I don’t think I would use it either. It’s too nice to bang up and I would worry about the solvent on the finish.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#8 posted 09-16-2009 04:35 AM

Great Lookin Gun Vise

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 09-16-2009 06:36 AM

Rick, that’s beautiful. I wouldn’t want to use it either.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#10 posted 09-16-2009 07:07 AM

Nice work!! Better make a plain old pine one for him:-)) Might even make a short low railed box for the bottom.

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

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Joanne

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#11 posted 09-16-2009 01:16 PM

I know what I am making my husband for Christmas now….That is beautiful!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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#12 posted 09-16-2009 11:21 PM

Love it!!!!! This looks like something my grandpa would love in his gun shop! Very well done!

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#13 posted 09-17-2009 01:49 AM

Beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#14 posted 12-09-2009 12:59 AM

I would not deface that with the nectar known as Hoppes #9.

Build another for him from Home Depot 2X4’s

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#15 posted 02-08-2010 10:36 PM

nice looking piece…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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