African Cherry Gun Case

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Project by cobbler posted 03-18-2008 07:13 PM 2838 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gun case I made for my son. It was my 1st woodworking project and it took me about 6 months (I’m slow). It’s made from African Cherry (Makore). My local wood dealer had only 2 boards left and said it was the last he was going to buy. I thought the wood looked really nice so I bought the 2 boards. He said it would irritate the lungs and sinuses when working with it and I saw what he meant when I started this project MAN!.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#1 posted 03-18-2008 07:40 PM

That is a very nice gun case. It looks very sturdy, and very beautiful.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-18-2008 07:48 PM

Hi Cobbler,

This is an excellent gun case. I have never had a chance to work with makore but it is a beautiful wood.

How did you finish the case?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-18-2008 07:57 PM

Beautiful gun case, Cobbler.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 03-18-2008 08:02 PM

That is sweet – I think that you did an outstanding job on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 03-18-2008 08:13 PM

A great case and a very nice shotgun.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 03-19-2008 03:26 AM

Great looking gun case. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 03-19-2008 03:41 AM

Very nice looking case. I like the bevel on the top.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-19-2008 05:50 AM

Nuttin wrong with slow as long as the final product turns out like this. A great gift for a son, something he will always treasure.

Please share, what’s under the velvet lining?

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#9 posted 03-19-2008 01:22 PM

Thanks for everyones comments.
The finish is just a couple of coats of MINWAX ’’Cherry’’ stain and
then 3 coats of clear satin poly. 0000 wool between coats

The velvet is glued to foam rubber with spray upholstry glue.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#10 posted 06-28-2008 01:20 AM

Cobbler you have some talent this is really sweet my gun would feel right at home.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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