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Project by ronstar posted 10-25-2016 02:58 AM 1097 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Handgun box made of walnut with maple splines and maple top. Lacquer and wax finish. Combination lock latch. I blued a piece of leather to the plywood bottom. Also made leather straps to hold the handgun and ammo in place.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-25-2016 03:27 AM

Very nice

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

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 10-25-2016 03:47 AM

Extremely well constructed! Mighty fine. What’s your armament? Looks quite healthy? Like the splined miter corners as well as the Maple top

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 10-25-2016 04:21 AM

Nice home for the Judge Ron.
That lock & latch look fitted just right too.
Nice work.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 04:27 AM

+1 on the very nice. Like the leather straps, and of course the Governor.

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#5 posted 10-25-2016 06:25 AM

Ron, it’s a phenomenal box, workmanship is beautiful, but I have to ask the question. Can you unscrew the hinges and gain access to the gun without having to deal with the combination lock?

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#6 posted 10-25-2016 12:33 PM

Wow Ron. That’s a nice box, and also a very nice CANNON you have in it!

I also wondered about the hinge screws like Jerry did.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 10-25-2016 01:00 PM

This is a very nice box and a highly practical project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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ronstar

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#8 posted 10-25-2016 01:10 PM

Thanks guys.

Handtooler – handgun is a Smith and Wesson Governor with 410 shotgun shells

Jerry & Joe – Unfortunately I used box style hinges that mount on the back – so yes the hinges can be removed from the outside. My goal for the lock was to prevent any visitors, grandnephew, etc from just opening it up. Anyone can get into the box fairly easily if they wanted to if they had a screwdriver, pry bar, etc.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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DrDirt

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#9 posted 10-25-2016 01:37 PM

Nice job… when I saw it i assumed you had a ‘Taurus Judge’

Excellent home defense piece

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#10 posted 10-25-2016 01:49 PM

very nice …..... love the wood combination …....... nice splines ….... the governor is nice also ….........GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Northwest29

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#11 posted 10-25-2016 04:37 PM

Great looking box well crafted. The mitered corners look perfect and the dark interior color scheme is very fitting for a hand gun. Good job!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 10-25-2016 05:39 PM

Nice looking box, we’ll made!
As far as security goes, a wooden box can always be broken!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 10-25-2016 05:52 PM

Nicely done on the box. I have the same gun but in the Stainless Steel.

-- Jim, Michigan

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