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Project by 3-Sons posted 07-06-2017 01:14 PM 946 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This project has been moved to the “Blogs”. Please post all comments there. Thank you all.

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Woodworking is like nothing I have ever been interested in. There is something about seeing lumber turn into a finished usable piece that really excites me. It has consumed all my free time.

My projects started small. Thanks to the Wood Whisper for that. Cutting boards and knives are what I started with and slowly have progressed to larger items.

Someone on here has in their profile that they only build a project once. That has been the case with my projects. Not that I do not want to build the same thing multiple time but people always want something a little different.

With a little background info on me lets talk about this cabinet. Let me start by saying I have never built anything of this size. You guys and gals give me some pointers. I like advice, well good advice. ;)

This project started as a joke and turned real. My dad told me how many guns he had stored in a closet and I told him he needed to display them… So it began.

This cabinet is 8’-6” tall 13’ long and 30” deep. It will be made of quarter sawn white oak. For the finish he has requested I stain it to make the flakes pop more. I am not sure how to accomplish that. Anyone have an suggestions on that?

As the project progresses I will update.





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-06-2017 01:48 PM

IMPRESSIVE …how many guns will it hold ? this might help with your popping problem …... http://lumberjocks.com/projects/8987
please keep us updated on this project …....NICE :<))

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

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3-Sons

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#2 posted 07-06-2017 02:03 PM



IMPRESSIVE …how many guns will it hold ? this might help with your popping problem …... http://lumberjocks.com/projects/8987
please keep us updated on this project …....NICE :<))

- GR8HUNTER

It will hold about 30 rifles/shotguns. Under each turn style there will be drawers that have pistols in them.

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 07-06-2017 02:23 PM

VERY NICE :<))

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

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 07-06-2017 02:37 PM

You should make this a blog before the moderators take this down for rules violation of not being a completed project.

That said, staining the right color like suggested above will make it pop even more. Experiment with small pieces I’ve made my own color batches for most of my work. I love when people say where did you find that color. Woodwhisper did that on a project. 4 parts med brown 7 parts orange if I remember correctly.

Good luck on this build should be fun.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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JCamp

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#5 posted 07-06-2017 02:41 PM

Well the design is a project in itself. This would make a good blog tho so we can follow along with the build.
Hope you live in an area were thieves wont steal them…. mayb figure on a way to have a built in alarm that is very loud and runs off battery (or electric with battery backup)

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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3-Sons

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#6 posted 07-06-2017 02:48 PM

I search how to move it to a blog but can’t see how that is done. Can someone advice?

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JCamp

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#7 posted 07-06-2017 03:07 PM

I don’t know of a way to actually move it but you can create a blog. Instead of posting it in “New project” you can post it in “New Blog Entry”

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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3-Sons

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#8 posted 07-06-2017 03:30 PM

I moved the project over to the “Blog” section. Moderators you can remove this post or I will post final pictures here once this is complete.

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nkawtg

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#9 posted 07-06-2017 04:31 PM

Your cabinet is impressive, however all the guns modeled are exactly the same.
How much will that be a factor in designing and building the carousel?

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3-Sons

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#10 posted 07-06-2017 04:47 PM



Your cabinet is impressive, however all the guns modeled are exactly the same.
How much will that be a factor in designing and building the carousel?

- nkawtg

That is a valid point. I took the longest gun (shotgun) and based everything on that. In my cad program I scaled the guns in the model to match the shotgun dimensions. I may have to raise or lower the top portion of the carousel to allow for the scopes of the rifles. I hope that works… Fingers crossed.

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Roger

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#11 posted 07-07-2017 10:53 AM

I’m liking this a whole lot. Our firearms need nice storage also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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ohwoodeye

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#12 posted 07-10-2017 03:59 PM

Just stop building it. It won’t provide storage from theft. Buy a gun safe and secure it properly. Be a responsible gun owner.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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3-Sons

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#13 posted 07-10-2017 04:45 PM

Thank you all for the help and your thoughts on the cabinet.


Just stop building it. It won t provide storage from theft. Buy a gun safe and secure it properly. Be a responsible gun owner.

- ohwoodeye

I appreciate your concern. This cabinet is not for theft protection. This project is about showcasing antique and limited edition guns. The locks are simply to keep the grand kids from touching unless under supervision.

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