|Project by NDVermin||posted 05-14-2011 05:57 AM||5586 views||9 times favorited||67 comments|
One of the things that I love about woodworking is that I find it very easy to combine it with other hobbies and interests. One of my other passions is World War 2 history and its technology and having a small, but authentic collection of WW2 firearms, I wanted to build something special to display them. This is really my first serious project, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
One other note – I understand that the subject of the piece could be controversial to some since it’s focused on German history during WW2, I intentionally made changes to the design to avoid using their very offensive symbol (even though I’m naturally a stickler for historical authenticity). My next project will be for my United States M1 Garand rifle from WW2, so the “Good Guys” have a nice display too!
I used Sketchup to design the piece, and it’s made primarily of Cherry, Walnut and Bird’s Eye Maple.