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Project by brentmore posted 542 days ago 1159 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, http://www.brentmorelabs.com





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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 542 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 542 days ago

Very nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 542 days ago

Very nice work Brent

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ToddHolmDotCom

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#4 posted 542 days ago

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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ASUAlumni02

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#5 posted 542 days ago

Great box!

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brentmore

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#6 posted 542 days ago

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, http://www.brentmorelabs.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 542 days ago

Brent,

Super COOL!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 542 days ago

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

—www.sawblade.com

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ashe

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#9 posted 1 day ago

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

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