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Project by GaryK posted 01-06-2010 06:53 AM 5970 views 15 times favorited 58 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, if you remember back about 2 months ago I asked what wood stayed red over time, ( see here ) this the project I was talking about. The Ruger logo is red so that is what I wanted to use.

I have been wanting to make a project out of holly for over a year now and I have been thinking about this one for a couple of months now. It’s made entirely out of holly and ebony with bloodwood for the logos.

It surprised me just how long it took to make. I figured “I’ll just knock if out in a couple of days”. Well that couple of days took me about 2 weeks. Mainly because I could only work on it when my daughter took her nap and a few hours in the evening. About half the time was spent meticulously working on the ebony trim around the openings.

It’s finally done, so I can move on to my next project.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX





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Karson

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 07:00 AM

Gary a beautiful piece. Great details and very smooth flowing design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 07:08 AM

That’s amazing Gary so detailed an elegant .First class work as expected with your projects ,very very nice.
Fantastic woods too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 07:13 AM

Yep, Gary, you did a wonderful job on it…

Thank you for showing it…

What do you use the pistol for? Target practice?

Is that a silencer?

Looks like it would be fun to shoot.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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lew

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 07:15 AM

Beautiful Work, Gary.

Hope the ATF doesn’t show up because of the silencer.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 07:17 AM

Fantastic box!! Bill would be proud :-))

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

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Woodhacker

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 07:21 AM

Sweet Gary. I really like the Ruger inlay on the lid, and the ebony banding around the recesses inside. Looks like a 22 bull barrel?

-- Martin, Kansas

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ATWilliams

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 07:22 AM

Wow Gary,,, I’m a big Ruger fan,, this box is absolutly incredible,, Ruger might be interested in this project..
Bravo ….....

-- A. T. Williams Creation's

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KayBee

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#8 posted 01-06-2010 07:57 AM

Beautiful case. The inlays are great, really puts the piece over the top.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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GaryK

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 08:10 AM

I forgot to mention, that is a silencer. The ATF knows all about it. I own it legally. You just have pay the ATF for their tax stamp (and wait about 3 months for it), live in a state that allows it (about 40 states do) and have a lot of patience.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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sharad

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 08:18 AM

Incredible housing for the pistol. No wonder it took two weeks to make.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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woodworm

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#11 posted 01-06-2010 08:31 AM

Very nice pistol case.
How frequent do you have to report to the authority to have the bullets purchase & stock inspected?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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GaryK

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#12 posted 01-06-2010 08:34 AM

woodworm – never.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 01-06-2010 08:39 AM

Double-Wow! The box is beautiful with details aplenty and a very unique shape. French-fitting is an A+. And the inlay to boot. Fine weapon too. I have a much older bull-barrel (‘84), with old-fashion grip plates. They are tack-drivers. Never seen a silenced one though.

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

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#14 posted 01-06-2010 08:54 AM

Hey Gary,
Great design and finish…really well done.

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stuk4x4

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#15 posted 01-06-2010 03:57 PM

Gary- looks very nice. I know what you mean about waiting till the kids go for naps! it seems a lot of stuff around my house gets completed 1hr at a time!! Thanks for sharing.
Walt

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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