Ranger Box

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Project by brentmore posted 01-17-2013 12:16 AM 1261 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In a former life, my friend was an infantryman with various well-known and celebrated units. He’s now a communications officer, but often waxes poetic about his exploits as a paratrooper and Ranger. This was originally meant as a pistol box, but I think it’s a bit small for the average handgun. I hope he can find some use out of this in case his .45 doesn’t fit.

The box is built from cumaru and maple, joined with box joints and finished with a varnish blend. The neat thing about it is that it changes color depending on the lighting and angle.

-- Brent,

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 12:30 AM

Nice box. Really like the lettering. If it don.t hold his .45 i.m sure it will be perfect for his CAB and jump wings ect.

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 01:29 AM

Very nicely done

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

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#3 posted 01-17-2013 01:41 AM

Very nice work Brent

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 02:28 AM

Great work, great box. How was the lettering done? Carved by hand? CNC? Cut out and glued in? or something else?

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 02:35 AM

Great box!


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#6 posted 01-17-2013 02:45 AM

Thanks everyone!

Todd, I used a CNC on a leftover piece of curly maple then sandwiched it between some cumaru. Here are a few photos:

-- Brent,

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#7 posted 01-17-2013 04:50 AM


Super COOL!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 03:47 PM

Awesome box especially the lettering. It’s really well done with the beautiful finish.


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#9 posted 07-11-2014 08:48 PM

great work,the cnc is a cool bit of kit!

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