|Project by bake||posted 07-04-2012 05:06 AM||2545 views||4 times favorited||17 comments|
One of my employees had me make this for his daughters 16th birthday.
Her name is Alexis and that is the model of the revolver, it is engraved “Alexis” on top of the barrel, the gun is about 120 years old, it is chambered in .22 rimfire and is in good shootable condition.
The box is made from padauk and hard maple.
The maple is reclaimed flooring from the Cabela’s store in Lehi, UT where we work.
The Finish is Minwax wipe on poly.
I had difficulty getting the finish to dry on the padauk, I finally had to put it under a lamp for a couple of days after each coat.
I cut the shape of the gun out with my router freehand, in hindsight next time I would either make a pattern and use a pattern bit or cut it out with the scroll saw (probably the easiest).
It did not turn out perfect but it was a good learning exercise and I am pleased with the overall result.
-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.