gun cleaning box

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Project by scrounger posted 12-17-2009 07:05 AM 9612 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This gun cleaning box design is not my own, I have seen several variations of it. This box is made of solid walnut and the interior is solid cherry. The outside corners are maple. At first glance the top appears to be book matched, but that is not the case. The board was about 7 feet long and I happen to find two areas that were very close. I use an oil finish on most of my projects and hope to add a buffer system soon.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 07:34 AM

Welcome to LJ. Nice box, gorgeous lid. That style is very popular with black powder shooters here in the NW.

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

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 07:42 AM

Great job, looks real good. Welcome to LJ.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 08:09 AM


-- Childress Woodworks

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 12:23 PM

Beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 01:30 PM

Beautiful box! It’s too pretty to take to the range.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 03:36 PM

Very nice. A lot of detail in there that is functional.

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#7 posted 12-17-2009 05:52 PM

Super box and very good details

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 07:08 PM

Beautiful work, on all your boxes.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 12:46 AM

Beautiful box and job. You did a great job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 12-18-2009 05:06 AM

oooooohhhh, I want one :D

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#11 posted 01-27-2010 05:34 AM

Very nice! Can you add some photos of the interior?

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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#12 posted 07-07-2010 08:50 PM

That is a beautifu box and very functional with the gun rest built in.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 12-17-2012 04:23 PM

Great Box, very sharp, a real eye catcher, I really like the handels, can You tell me where You purchased them, I would like to get some, thanks for sharing Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#14 posted 05-03-2013 02:27 PM

Wow! Nice work! Your box is a fine piece of furniture. I am working on a similar box made of walnut that is fashioned from a photo of one I found on the internet. Because of the Gun Cradles on the sides, I haven’t figured out how to keep the lid open. How did you solve this. I have used traditional hinges, and I want the lid to open to about a 95 degree angle, and stay there safely.

-- Kevin,

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#15 posted 05-03-2013 03:01 PM

It’s beautiful and very well done.

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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