|Project by WoodshopJoe||posted 03-24-2010 02:49 AM||17689 views||32 times favorited||33 comments|
This is rifle display that I made for a client in California, I’m shipping it out tomorrow. The rifle isn’t going with it he has a Sako he is going to display on this. I am really happy with how it turned out, I couldn’t have asked for a better combination and selection of hardwoods to use in this project. The center is a piece of flame birch which is a wicked piece of wood. A ton of sanding went into the center since it and and thickness planer didn’t want to play nicely together as the tear out was unbelievable. The grain in the birch appears to move as you move across it. It really trips people out. The margin around the birch is curly cherry, I was lucky enough to get a couple of 10 foot lengths from a local cabinet shop for free so I used the one with the most pronounced curl in it. The cherry creates an awesome border between the birch and walnut. I was able to get all the walnut out of one board so the colors matched perfectly.
I finished it with Formby’s tung oil finish and a nice coat of satin lacquer. The supports are like my other one with the rifle strap swivels and leather. I made this one adjustable from the back since I didn’t have the actual rifle here with me to mount it. That way he can make it perfectly level since the leather actually runs through to the back and is then secured via a small screw.
Thanks for looking
-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop