Portable Rifle Rack

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Project by woodrookieII posted 03-09-2016 03:28 PM 1382 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my interpretation of a portable rifle rack I saw some years back. Constructed of 1×4 pine, and held together with pocket screws. By using turnbuckles on the legs we’re able to pull the legs tight together providing a rock solid rack to hold up to 5 rifles. Initially the legs were the trickiest part of the project. But once I figured out the angles (45s and 90s) it was like, sheesh….that was easy! (But then, that’s how it usually goes. Right?) When folded up for transport it’s about 2 feet tall/long and 10 ½”s wide. Almost carry-on size and very light.

This one took a few hours to build, but now that I know the lengths and angles I figure just a couple hours, at most, for future ones. And that’s good because I’ve already got orders for 3 more!

For now it’s going to remain in its natural stainless state. But it might look pretty good with some hand rubbed dark walnut/Watco oil. Mmmmmmm…….we’ll need to see about that.


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#1 posted 03-09-2016 04:14 PM

I might copy this for the kids and their airsoft wars.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-09-2016 05:09 PM

Interesting project; looks like a black powder special!

I bet some others are going to borrow the idea/design!

No special hardware and very useable!

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 03-09-2016 06:21 PM

Great project! Definitely a favorite and added to my “bucket list.”

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

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#4 posted 03-10-2016 04:06 AM

Looks like a great, very stable gun rack while out shooting.

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#5 posted 03-10-2016 05:39 AM

I like it and need to make one for my Dad. The flintlock in the last pic is a beauty.

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#6 posted 03-10-2016 12:17 PM


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#7 posted 03-10-2016 01:54 PM

Yeah, this looks like an item you can make some money on.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#8 posted 03-10-2016 02:26 PM

Dude that’s awesome. I’d love to try and build one. Any available plans???? I’d be interested

-- Bob, Fall River, Ma

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#9 posted 03-10-2016 03:00 PM

It’s a nice project and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 03-10-2016 07:56 PM

That’s a very clever design. And a nice build too!
Thanks for sharing. I need to make one of these!

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#11 posted 03-12-2016 02:22 PM

That Smoke pole is a real beauty!

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