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Project by jacob34 posted 07-27-2012 09:30 PM 1793 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are pistol cases for my sister and brother in law. I did to different ones both out of pine and “select pine” I got from the homie depot. The material is 1/4 thick, I was hesitant to go that thin as the last project for a family member was out of 3/4 and as it was a bookshelf was stout to say the least. You will notice in one picture I have rubber band guns in the cases, little joke. My boys put them together, just lil kits from walmart 10 buck I think. The final picture has my first attempt at this box, it is a little smaller and has no latch on the front, but helped me all the same.

The joints are not impressive, but they are all hand cut. I went with finger joints well lets just say I tried hand cutting dovetails and I will need more than one practice box. All in all I think it went ok, I will always see the flaws as there are many but I will also remember the fun building them and hopefully they will be enjoyed by my sister and brother in law.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 09:44 PM

They look good. Pine is one of the toughest woods to cut dovetails. I actually like the looks of box joints over dovetails, and I never figured out why. Send me one and I’ll let you know how they are at storing pistols! :-)

Thanks for sharing them with us.

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 10:00 PM

excellent boxes.that turned out nice.

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#3 posted 07-28-2012 02:41 AM

What’s the dimensions of the boxes?

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#4 posted 07-28-2012 03:57 AM

the box is 4”x8”x14”

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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