|Project by WoodshopJoe||posted 12-09-2009 03:39 AM||11368 views||9 times favorited||21 comments|
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