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Project by Mstateguy posted 10-10-2018 05:36 AM 753 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First of all, this was NOT a student project. I had this idea while looking at wine bottle holders in a local craft store. Someone has figured out that by taking a board with a 45 deg bevel on one end, and boring a hole a precise length up the board, that a wine bottle would balance itself. (You can google these) I’m not much on wine display, however I wondered if it could work on other items. Just a scrap cedar cut off and a few trial holes and I got it to work. Instead of a hole bored for the muzzle to fit in, I drilled a hole for a wooden dowel approximately 4” long to fit in. The dowel is slightly smaller in diameter than the caliber of the pistol, so it slides right in the end of the muzzle Not a fancy project, but a conversation piece on the coffee table! I toyed around with the idea of fancy lettering on the board such as “Right To Bare” or “Pull for Service”. Haha





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 10-10-2018 08:49 AM

yes sir, that’ll get a double take in any home

-- 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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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 10-10-2018 11:06 AM

A cool idea as long as long as you play by the rules I guess. About the balancing my question; is the weapon loaded while on the holder or is there a full clip in the weapon? Is this just for just for display unloaded?
Another thought….Is is legal to display a weapon with children present in a home?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Mstateguy

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#3 posted 10-10-2018 12:51 PM

woodshaver Tony C: Without immediately going on the defensive..(as we are prone to do today lol)

1)With a fully loaded clip (7 rounds) it will balance nicely as shown in the picture. I did discover however that you can change the center of gravity by moving the pistol in or out along the dowel. So, with an empty clip (for display only), you can move the pistol further out from the board along the dowel to balance it. (This looks a little awkward though as you can clearly see the dowel protruding from the barrel, but I guess you can see it in the picture fully loaded anyway)

2) I honestly could not tell you the legal standing of display in the home with children; HOWEVER…. suffice it to say that at current it is only I and Mrs. (we are expecting our first in December! Crib/Toddler bed in the works!) Firearms are kept accessible in our home, but stored under lock and key in the event of company. Nothing will be accessible when Junior gets here until the appropriate time in life.

The “coffee table” bit in the original post was used for levity, the rig as pictured actually stays on my nightstand.

Hey I’m just thrilled someone commented on the post!!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 10-10-2018 01:37 PM

1) New baby on the way! Congratulations to you and the Misses and the family! Exciting times for you both!

2a) Thank you for your reply. I like the holder and it do think it’s a great conversation piece siting up like that on it’s own!

2b) When it comes to weapons I just feel it’s a good idea to bring up a few safety thoughts for everyone to read and think about. (not testing you here) Your answer was perfect!
It’s just me and my wife and I also keep several weapons handy and practice the same habits as you.

Had to come back! Just noticed your a new member! Welcome to Lumberjocks! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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edapp

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#5 posted 10-10-2018 02:23 PM

*magazine
not clip

Nice pistol!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 10-10-2018 02:25 PM

Point taken edapp! And that is a nice pistol!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 10-10-2018 02:39 PM

first thing is a Welcome 2 LJ’s
second I do like your balance board …. but not for my guns LOL
this is one great site full of wealthy knowledge you will enjoy it here Todd :<))

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

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Mstateguy

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#8 posted 10-10-2018 02:53 PM

I’m not one for corrections when everyone knows what is being talked about;

However I did have to google after you said that because I use the two interchangeably without regard for a difference edapp:

”....a clip is a device used to store individual rounds of ammunition together as a single unit that is then ready for insertion into the magazine of a gun….”

So for my own knowledge, would this be something like a stripper clip where the ammo would be fed into an internal mag??

Thanks for the comment! and the kudos on the pistol… its definitely the nicest thing I own…if only I could afford to shoot it!!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 10-10-2018 05:26 PM

That’s cool. Good work on finding the balance!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 10-10-2018 08:55 PM

I think how ammunition is loaded into the M1 Garand is the classic example of what a clip is. I believe everyone knew what you meant. I guess it’s the same as people taking offense to calling a card scraper a cabinet scraper or cap iron/ chipbreaker. I think that is a clever idea that I never would have thought of and I have made several of those magic balancing wine thingies and I own several firearms. Cheers.

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Mstateguy

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#11 posted 10-10-2018 09:27 PM

Eweezy: that makes since to me. I had a Mosin Nagant that could be loaded via stripper clips and have been around the SKS that did the same however they were unlike the Garand in that they simply aligned the shells to be pushed into the magazine while the clip itself never goes in. Thanks for the reference to clarify the difference in my logic

Cabinet scraper = I’m guilty

Ah the Garand….”tink”. No sound like it!

I tried a balance board for my wife’s .22, however the diameter of dowel required proved on the verge of to flimsy to support the gun. Anyway thanks for the props and hopefully it will inspire someone to do a “one better”

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DeLayne Peck

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#12 posted 10-11-2018 06:14 AM

I can’t imagine the damage when an intruder is hit with a board with a splintered dowel in it.
Fun post, thanks!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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Rockne

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#13 posted 10-12-2018 05:07 PM

Let’s see this with a rifle!

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Rockne

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#14 posted 10-12-2018 05:12 PM


I m not one for corrections when everyone knows what is being talked about;

However I did have to google after you said that because I use the two interchangeably without regard for a difference edapp:

”....a clip is a device used to store individual rounds of ammunition together as a single unit that is then ready for insertion into the magazine of a gun….”

So for my own knowledge, would this be something like a stripper clip where the ammo would be fed into an internal mag??

Thanks for the comment! and the kudos on the pistol… its definitely the nicest thing I own…if only I could afford to shoot it!!!

- Mstateguy

Think of it this way: A “clip” is a mechanism/device/object that joins together ammunition, but 1) does not form a complete enclosure around the ammunition, and 2) has no moving parts to reposition ammunition. A magazine both forms an enclosure around the ammunition and has internal mechanisms (a spring and a follower) to reposition ammunition for loading after a shot has been fired.

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