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#1 posted 02-29-2012 12:22 AM
Just beware of any bears with a bald rear end. They may come a knocking looking to even the score on someone since John Candy isn’t around anymore. I love the use of materials…....How can I get my swmbo to let me have one?
-- So much to do, so little time.
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#2 posted 02-29-2012 12:28 AM
So what did old Jack say about it?
Hey, I wonder if my kid would mind if we butchered up his Rem. 1100 12 Ga.? Well, it might be more fun as a gun than as a lamp!
-- Dan V. in Indy
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#3 posted 02-29-2012 12:29 AM
I like it! I bet you had a “BLAST” making it. Sure sounds that way.
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?
#4 posted 02-29-2012 12:31 AM
Thank ya’ll.Dan, Jack hasn’t seen it yet. I show off everything here first. Now I’m going to be on a constant lookout for rifles and shotguns that aren’t shootable anymore.
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#5 posted 02-29-2012 12:50 AM
Boom out goes the light. Nice boom stick William.
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
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#6 posted 02-29-2012 12:53 AM
Yep, you won no doubt about it. That is a very cool lamp.
-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."
#7 posted 02-29-2012 01:03 AM
Thank you both.
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#8 posted 02-29-2012 01:18 AM
William – that is COOL! It would look great in my office. Just saying.
-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards
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#9 posted 02-29-2012 01:43 AM
Excellent! A cool thing is that you did not have to drill a lamp cord hole – it’s already there!
Wonderful creativity – it should impress your neighbor. I’m looking forward to his reaction.
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive
#10 posted 02-29-2012 01:44 AM
Your office needs a more military type guns.I’d love to make one of these out of something like a gutted M16 or something similar.Yes, that is a strong hint. I’d make it and get photos. I’d ship it back as a complete lamp. I don’t know how legal that would be though.
#11 posted 02-29-2012 01:49 AM
I’d have to make it out of a gun that was no longer usable for its intended purpose, otherwise I’d find it just WRONG
#12 posted 02-29-2012 01:50 AM
My parents use to have two beautiful solid brass lamps…...made from 105mm artillery shells
#13 posted 02-29-2012 01:52 AM
I agree DY. It would have to be a gun that could not be repaired.
The shotgun in this project is one that Jack got out of a garbage can. It was already almost completely gutted of all internal parts.
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#14 posted 02-29-2012 02:00 AM
Nice lamp William. I guess you could call yourself an expert in firearms illumination. I would make one just like it if I found a cheap donar shotgun. In the past I have made a couple of floor lamps using real cast iron fire hydrants. The company I work for produces parts for a well known corporation that uses those parts in elecrical generators that go in fighter jets. I have used some of those that were scrap or defective parts in lamps. Anyway, nice job, thanks for sharing.
#15 posted 02-29-2012 02:18 AM
Oh man you just give me an idea. I know where an old fire hydrant is in a man’s barn. I wonder if he’ll part with it.
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