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Project by tinman_362 posted 07-25-2011 06:00 AM 2230 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking for a project to do on LJ’S. I saw that someone made a box fire their gun a while back. I couldn’t find out again to reference mine, so I winged the plans from what I remembered in my head. I wanted a box to hold my gun anyway, so here we area. The wood is aromatic cedar that my buddy amoon gave me from his cutting board (that you can also see on LJ’s). The gun is a glock 23 that I bought about 10yrs ago. I finished it with two coats of clear semi-gloss urethane.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thank you
Robert

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~





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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 06:03 AM

Nice looking case and gun.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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NormG

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 06:13 AM

Wonderful work, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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BertFlores58

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 06:43 AM

Very sleek and I like the how the hollow form integral to the box itself. I made before a gunbox but leave it to the owner to make the hollow form in a plastic foam. Yours is excellent. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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Ginaarose

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#4 posted 07-25-2011 06:59 AM

Great job, Mad skills. Love it

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Aaron

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#5 posted 07-25-2011 07:56 AM

Makes me wanna go buy a gun so I have an excuse to make one of these.

-- "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." ~Chinese Proverb~

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HalDougherty

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#6 posted 07-25-2011 11:58 AM

Great looking box! I love working cedar.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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MShort

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#7 posted 07-25-2011 02:01 PM

Good looking case and I like the smoother cut out and fit for the gun.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Kenns

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#8 posted 07-25-2011 02:38 PM

You may have inspired me to do the same thing for my XDM-40. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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dustyal

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#9 posted 07-25-2011 04:19 PM

well made and fitted. Perhaps you could add a lid closure device… like a magnet or a lockset? Just thinking of something to keep the lid closed… may not even be necessary.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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CaptainAhab

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#10 posted 07-25-2011 06:55 PM

very nice. I used to make those for flea market sales when I lived in the deep south. laser cut foam has kinda destroyed that market, but still fun for personal use!!

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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will delaney

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#11 posted 07-25-2011 07:00 PM

Very nice case. I sold my Glock when I retired but still have a S&W 38. This will make a nice project, its on the list. Thank for posting

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AUBrian

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#12 posted 07-25-2011 07:16 PM

Looks like a nice fit, however one thing bothers me. You have a cutout on the back of the grip to help get the gun out, but none on the front, which leads to a natural inclination to grab the only open area on the front of the gun – the trigger. I realize you intention was probably that you leverage the gun against the end of the barrel, but again, I tend to look at “What’s the worst someone could do if they weren’t thinking”. After being in the engineering industry for a while, you just learn to never underestimate humanity.

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Roger

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#13 posted 07-26-2011 12:30 PM

great idea, nice fit, but, I agree with AuBrian. I would have made a recess in the front of the grip also, to be able to lift it out of the box. “brain-cramps” happen often…. I think I would have made another recess for an extra clip too.
Be safe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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