Gunning and Gun Cleaning Box

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Project by Green_Hornut posted 12-23-2012 05:03 PM 11373 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of a gunning and gun cleaning box. Saw them on the Orvis site for about $495.00 and like every other woodworker said, heck I can build it better and cheaper. Boxes are solid cherry with dovetail spines on the corners. The tray in the back lifts out and the gun supports. Storage for cleaning supplies and rods. Upgraded on the handles with solid brass spring loaded and locking hasps. The hinges are Jewelry box stop hinges. All from Rockler. Danish oil finish and multiple coats of poly semi gloss thinned to 50%. I routered their names in the covers with my cnc and included an inlay. One is a avid duck hunter the other a Deputy Sheriff. The lab is black walnut and the badge replica is maple

Christmas presents for my two son-in-laws. They are not worthy and they already have my daughters ;-)

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 05:26 PM

very nice. They should be very happy with those.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 05:34 PM

Wow that’s an amazing gift,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 06:35 PM

All I can say is WOW! ...
You better be nice to ‘em, they got guns don’t ya know.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 06:44 PM

Great job—I definetly want and need one of these! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you, your family and those unworthy (but most lucky) son-in-laws. ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 12-23-2012 08:44 PM

Beautiful work sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-24-2012 04:58 PM

love it. got any more daughters?

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#7 posted 12-24-2012 05:06 PM

Good design and build. Make some more and sell them at gun shows or local gun shops.

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#8 posted 12-28-2014 07:43 AM

Saw your masterpiece as I was searching the web for a gunning box of my own. You referenced the Orvis gunning box that was the catalyst for your build-out. I am a new member to this site and don’t know if you are able to sell your items. If you are, I would be interested in having you build a gunning box (4 actually) for me. I like to buy MADE IN THE USA and am tired of seeing all the garbage out there that’s made outside of our great country.

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#9 posted 02-02-2016 03:09 PM

ditto Hoff’s comments!

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#10 posted 02-08-2016 04:15 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I am the middle of a build of garden chairs for next spring and it’s going to be a lengthy project. The boxes were gifts and while not difficult technically did take some time and have high end hardware. I would expect that the cost wouldn’t be much different than what Orvis charges by the time I’m done.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#11 posted 06-19-2017 06:20 PM

Hi! I’m currently making this same model gunning box but unfortunately I have no sizes or anything. I’m far along and have the base done but I’m wondering how big you’ve made the pieces that hold the gun stock? I’d really appreciate it if you could give me a measurement!

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