Maple gun cabinet

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Project by TechTeacher04 posted 10-17-2016 12:57 AM 396 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom maple cabinet to display a custom hawken rifle he build for the bicentenial celebration. He had a stroke several years ago and was unable to build a cabinet to protect and display his handiwork. Mitered and bicuited construction. I used my track saw to cut the miters, I will use this joint more often now that I have seen how well it worked. Rabbeted back, and door construction, I used 18 gauge staples and glue for the back. 18 gauge nails into trim pieces to hold the polycarbonate panel in place. The hardest part of this porject was designing the mounts for the powder horn, the post to hang the possibles bag was completed between 1st and second coats of pre-catalyzed lacquer.

I sanded this project from start to finish with my new Rotex 125. I found the surface to be smoother when sanded in rotex mode up to 220 before finishing. I did a little touch up with my Bosch random orbit and saw the difference. I still need to do a side by side comparison, however the difference is dust is no comparison. The festool is far cleaner.

Finish is 2 coats of pre-cat lacquer, sanded between coats, then scuffed with 600 to get a satin finish.

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#1 posted 10-17-2016 02:06 AM

Very nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-17-2016 04:52 AM

Very beautiful straight and simple lines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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