This is my first handgun case, done for a cop buddy. I do quite a few of these, something I’m trying to maybe turn into some sort of a small business. I have 6 or 7 going right now, varoius types of wood, starting to try some veneer inlays and such. It was also the first time I used the cylinder style hidden hinges. I like em quite a bit, both for security purposes and for a more clean looking finished product. As I said in my profile, I’m pretty new to the whole woodworking thing, so there was a bit of trial and error here. I sometimes have issues getting the top and bottom halves of a box to match up perfectly, so I’ve found that just making the whole thing in one piece, then just splitting it with a table saw, seems to work for me.