gun cleaning box

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Project by scrounger posted 1687 days ago 8120 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 1687 days ago

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 1687 days ago

Great job, looks real good. Welcome to LJ.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 1687 days ago


-- Childress Woodworks

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#4 posted 1687 days ago

Beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1687 days ago

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

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 1687 days ago

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

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#7 posted 1687 days ago

Super box and very good details

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1687 days ago

Beautiful work, on all your boxes.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#9 posted 1687 days ago

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 1686 days ago

oooooohhhh, I want one :D

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#11 posted 1646 days ago

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

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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#12 posted 1485 days ago

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 591 days ago

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 454 days ago

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 454 days ago

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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