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Commemorative Rifle Display Case

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Project by kewald posted 08-18-2010 03:56 PM 5545 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was commissioned by a gentleman whose son was killed in Afghanistan. The son had been collecting military rifles and needed a M1 Garand to finish the collection. The father completed the collection and will display it in this case.

Our sincerest condolences on the loss of this fine young U.S. Marine.

The primary wood used is American Cherry, stained with Minwax Cherrywood Gel Stain, then finished with multiple coats of wipe-on varnish. The rifle mounts and door stops are made from Jatoba – Brazillian Cherry – and are finished with multiple coats of wipe-on varnish, then polished using Tripoli, then White Diamond compounds, followed by Carnauba wax.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 08-18-2010 05:26 PM

Great project, sad story. God Bless his Son and all parent’s for thier Sons and Daughters that are protecting this great Nation.

You Cabinet looks great love the color of Cherry.

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

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#2 posted 08-25-2010 09:55 PM

Thanks for helping a father through the loss of a child. The craftsmanship you put into this will be a source of comfort for his grief. Keep up the good work.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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