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A pair of curly white oak gun cabinets

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Project by JustplaneJeff posted 05-16-2017 11:12 AM 1394 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So been working on these off and on for a little over a year, started rough milling and then stickering the wood for a couple months to see how this wood was going to move on me. Then started to pick out what boards went where so the grain would be somewhat symmetrical. I resawed and bookmatched the panels for the base cabinets then the sanding began. Not much use for the planers on this project due to a lot of tearout, Dry fit everything then labeled and disassembled for final sanding. Did the glue up, more sanding and finished all interior parts, then did the final assembly and finishing. The bases have magnetic latches and several hidden compartments and the tops have rotating gun racks and a little veneer work. The finish is 4 coats of lacquer rubbed out to a semigloss sheen and then topped off with satin finishing wax Thanks to the client for allowing me to take my time on this project and only constraining me to the dimensions. Thanks for looking. Jeff

-- JustplaneJeff





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#1 posted 05-16-2017 12:39 PM

between the quarter sawn, book match panels and the curly – who really cares that it’s a gun cabinet. It could be a bird cage and still be a beautiful piece of furniture.

where’s the applauding emoji when you need it ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 05-16-2017 12:44 PM

Beautiful project. Wish I could score some oak like that.

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 05-16-2017 12:45 PM

Beautiful Indeed! Hope the Guns stored there will do it justice.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#4 posted 05-16-2017 01:34 PM

WOW ….did you make both for 1 person ?....GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#5 posted 05-16-2017 01:48 PM

Both cabinets were made for one client, a high end gun collector with some very nice firearms. They sit in opposite corners of his gun room

-- JustplaneJeff

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#6 posted 05-16-2017 03:31 PM

These are outstanding gun cases. Nice work.

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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#7 posted 05-16-2017 03:32 PM

WOW! Fantastic!
Now all it needs is the total collection of Henrys! All calibers and all models too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 05-16-2017 04:41 PM

Excellent!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#9 posted 05-16-2017 05:02 PM

wow absoloultly magnificent!i hope his guns are as spectacular as the cases that will hold them.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 05-16-2017 05:04 PM

Outstanding craftsmanship JustplaneJeff.

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#11 posted 05-16-2017 06:29 PM

Beautiful job on those. I’ve never seen white oak pop like that. Incredible!

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#12 posted 05-16-2017 07:42 PM

Outstanding wood and craftsmenship, really nice work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#13 posted 05-16-2017 08:31 PM

Nicely done, love the client allowed you the time to properly season the wood after cutting. A real craftsman.

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#14 posted 05-16-2017 09:07 PM

Hope his gun room has a vault door. WOW!

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#15 posted 05-16-2017 10:53 PM

Man O Man that’s pretty!

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