|Project by uutank||posted 08-07-2012 12:28 AM||1147 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This was one of those projects that was sheer joy from start to finish. Anyone ever had one of thoses projects where when you were finished you sort felt a let down? Well this is one for me. A few months ago I purchased a Uberti single action army revolver that will be given as a Christmas gift to my father. As it is with so many others things these days it arrived in a cardboard box. Well for such a fine well made handgun modeled after the legendary Colt this would not do at all.
So I sat down and designed what you see here. The wood I choose was curly cherry with walnut trim.
The hinges were from home depot. I decided to have some fun by using rare earth magnets to act as a lid catch for both boxes. The 2nd box I know should have been made of walnut but i couldn’t resist using some scrap mahogany ( yes I know there is no such thing). My dad being a huge Eastwood fan (who isn’t) I asked by daughter to design the inside of the lid.She felt that since his and my favorite western was “The Good, the bad and the ugly” what could be better.. And yes the holes in the cards are real bullet holes ..we went outside and popped some 380’s into them. Now a normal person might stop at his point but I still felt it needed a western touch on the outside. I found just the thing at www.buffalobrothers.net
These folks are great!!! These conchos have tiny posts that easily anchor to the wood.. boom.. a quick finish of pecan stain and 5 or 6 coats of lacquer.. Now I just have to wait till Christmas..bummer..thanks for looking