Hand Cut Double Dovetail Pistol Box

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Project by ProbablyLost posted 1750 days ago 6519 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Box to hold two pistols, two clips holsters and ammo. It is 15 1/2” x 11 1/2” x 6” and made out of Blood wood, Cherry, Pink Marimba and Maple. The inside tray is made from maple. I hand cut the dovetails and the hinges. It is finished with boiled linseed oil and bee’s wax.

-- Chris

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#1 posted 1750 days ago

Wow, thats a good idea. I may just have to make one of those for my pistols. Nice work

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#2 posted 1750 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1750 days ago

Very Nice. The hand cut dovetails are a nice touch.

-- Marc

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#4 posted 1750 days ago

sweet hand cut dovetails they are purrrrrrrfect the burnas look nice too whats the cal. on them?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 1750 days ago

I do believe those are the first hand-cut double dovetails I’ve seen posted here. Very impressive skills!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 1750 days ago

Great work for a great cause. Every pistol needs a comfy place to call home. Just a thought from an enthusiast. Glock makes a replacement baseplate for the magazines of baby Glocks. It gives a solid place for your pinky finger. Makes a world of difference when I fire my .40 baby Glock. Should be able to find them less than $10.00. I love mine but certainly not a necessity. Great work, Happy Shooting, BTKS

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

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#7 posted 1750 days ago

Outstanding! I like your wood choices.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#8 posted 1750 days ago

Very nice work.

-- Tony

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#9 posted 1750 days ago

outstanding…I love the wood

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#10 posted 1750 days ago

Man, I am really impressed with the hand-cut double dovetails and it’s nice that you pistols have a nice home.

I have tried 2 or 3 of the magazine extensions and I prefer the GLOCK brand +2 OEM extensions…

.40 cal GLOCKS

I bought these and some black colored extensions from a GLOCK shooting match in Columbia, MO. a few years ago. I use the orange extensions for the CCW loads.

Keep up the GREAT work.


—say hello to my little friend..

-- dust control

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#11 posted 1750 days ago

Great looking box! Also nice looking Glock and S&W.

I am getting ready to make a box for one of my pistols. I have been thinking about it for about a week now.
Just waiting for inspiration to strike with something special.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 1750 days ago

very nice work great box

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 1750 days ago

Nice box…..super dovetails. A worthy project for a worthy cause.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#14 posted 1750 days ago

Great Job, Chris!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#15 posted 1750 days ago

very nice

-- -erik & christy-

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