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Project by WoodshopJoe posted 12-09-2009 03:39 AM 12943 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is new take on what was probably many of our very first projects in industrial arts class back in 7th grade. A lady had contacted me to build a gun rack for her husbands antique guns a few weeks back as a Christmas present. Not wanting to to make a traditional gun rack, I pondered for a few days and came up with this concept. I wanted to create something that was just as appealing to look at as guns themselves. It has a hickory backboard with a walnut and white oak frame. I finished it with tung oil and hand rubbed shellac. I used gun strap swivels and a leather strap mounted on walnut for the gun supports. These aren’t the guns that will be mounted but I like them better. They are WWI and WWII from Japan, Switzerland and of course the M1 on the bottom is American made.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop





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#1 posted 12-09-2009 03:56 AM

Very attractive display Joe. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-09-2009 04:01 AM

Great gun display, and the way you mounted the guns is fantastic.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 04:14 AM

As you said – the display is as eye catching as the guns themself. I second the idea that the mounting is fantastic. Job well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 04:15 AM

As you said – the display is as eye catching as the guns themself. I second the idea that the mounting is fantastic. Job well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 12-09-2009 04:30 AM

very well done … great work

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#6 posted 12-09-2009 04:43 AM

Great display Joe

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#7 posted 12-09-2009 05:05 AM

One of the nicest gun display cabinets i have seen.

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

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#8 posted 12-09-2009 06:30 AM

Very Nice looking Display!!! Great work

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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#9 posted 12-09-2009 07:29 AM

Thanks all for viewing and commenting on my work, now I’m off to make a princess castle headboard for my niece.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#10 posted 12-09-2009 03:24 PM

Awesome

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#11 posted 12-09-2009 08:53 PM

really a great way to display those pieces of history

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#12 posted 12-09-2009 09:23 PM

Very nicely done !!

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#14 posted 12-09-2009 10:27 PM

Great looking display cabinet. Hey, I’ve got a Garrand too, aren’t they cool and accurate too. Better find all the ammo you can now, it’s gonna get more expensive than it is now, if you can believe that. If we can find it at all.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 12-10-2009 08:14 AM

Yes I love the M1, out of all guns it is one of my favorites, it’s a real hunk of lumber as well. I couldn’t imagine carrying that thing around with all the gear and ammo for it during a war. Throw a bayonet on it, which I have as well and it is a beautiful piece of history. This gun as well as the ammo is getting really expensive. I was looking yesterday and an M1 in good condition is going for over $1200 now.

Thanks again to all for the kind words and I appreciate you viewing my work

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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