Ranger Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by brentmore posted 01-17-2013 12:16 AM 1662 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,

9 comments so far

View jeffswildwood's profile


3403 posts in 2060 days

#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.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

29662 posts in 2421 days

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

Very nicely done

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View a1Jim's profile


117166 posts in 3660 days

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

Very nice work Brent

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View ToddHolmDotCom's profile


94 posts in 2883 days

#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."

View ASUAlumni02's profile


165 posts in 2042 days

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

Great box!


View brentmore's profile


95 posts in 2284 days

#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,

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10205 posts in 4135 days

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


Super COOL!

Thank you!

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

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 2259 days

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

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


View BCDesign's profile


537 posts in 1505 days

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

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

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics