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Project by Kevin Wilson posted 2414 days ago 1608 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone. I’m happy to have found a place to share with some other woodworker’s, and I’d like to thank Mark Decou for the invite. I’m just getting into the swing of things in my shop, but I do have a few projects I’ve completed.

One of my first paying jobs was this gun cabinet. Made of Red Oak, the only requirement given to me was to fit as many guns across the given width as possible. The result was to set the guns on a curve, giving me room for one more gun, 9 in total. As with every piece I make, there were plenty of things in the end I might have done differently. But I’m pretty happy my work.

Probably could have done a bit better at estimating the price though…

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2414 days ago

nice work Kevin. good design and color.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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DaveJ

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#2 posted 2414 days ago

Nice curve in the top of the frames as well. I was wondering whether the doors locked, but now see that there are two locks, at the top and bottom. Looks sharp. Welcome.

-- Dave J. Oakdale, MN

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 2414 days ago

Real nice gun cabinet Kevin and Welcome to LumberJocks. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#4 posted 2414 days ago

impressive.
Love the arc. Nice!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2414 days ago

Welcome to LJ, Kevin. That is one nice gun cabinet. Good design.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 2414 days ago

Great looking gun cabinet!

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2413 days ago

Very nice! Love to see it loaded. The curve is an exceptional touch.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Kevin Wilson

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#8 posted 2413 days ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments! I hope it’s OK that I’ve added all of you to my buddies list. And I agree with Doug…a picture of the cabinet loaded up would be a nice touch! I’ll have to work on that!
Thanks again everyone!!

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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mot

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#9 posted 2413 days ago

Great cabinet, Kevin. The door design adds some punch. The finish looks really nice! Thanks for posting!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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TomFran

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#10 posted 2413 days ago

That’s some beautiful woodwork!

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 2413 days ago

That is one sweet gun cabinet. It shows the work of a true craftsman. Welcome to lumberJocks.

-- bryano

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ernieb

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#12 posted 2412 days ago

very nice, i’d like to make some of these to sell. did you get plans or a book? i’ve been making a living making cabinets/ furniture since 2000 and it’s still a challenge to come up with an accurate price. i’d either read or heard somewhere that you should add up the materials cost and then triple it. i’m not sure that would work here in my upstate out in the woods section of new york.

-- ernieb westerlo, ny

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Kevin Wilson

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#13 posted 2411 days ago

sorry ernieb, I don’t have any plans. This was my own design. I think I still have a few of the original drawings I made in Autocad if you’re interested.

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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brunob

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#14 posted 2411 days ago

Unique use of the curve. I like it.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#15 posted 2410 days ago

Beautiful and functional. My Brother-in-Law is an avid hunter and gun collector. I now have a goal for a great Christmas present. The finish really pops. Great Job.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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