Gun Cleaning Box

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Project by turk posted 01-22-2013 11:44 PM 18195 views 35 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gun Cleaning Box, Soilid Oak and Maple construction. The main box is made from red oak. Oak Raise panel for the top lid. The pull out drawer front is oak. Drawer pulls were made from High brass 20 ga. shotgun shells. ( you punch out the used primer and a #8 wood screw fits perfectly) The drawer and the removable top tray that hide the gun cradles were made from hard maple. You pull out the top tray and stand up the gun cradles and place the tray back in which hold the gun cradles upright. Plenty of storage for gun cleaning equipment. (5) compartments on top and (5) compartments in the pull out drawer. The box was finished off with fruitwood stain and 3 coats of Pre-catalize Lacquer. Latches,handles and hinges are bright brass. Box size 19.5×13.5×8h.

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 12:00 AM

That’s a great box to store/organize your gun cleaning supplies. Looks great and functional too!! Really cool drawer pulls also :o)

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 12:02 AM

Great job on this. Love the design.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-23-2013 12:09 AM

Great idea I like the functionality of it really nice work

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 12:35 AM

i heard they may restrict those,just kidding…nice job turk,like the hardware…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 02:19 AM

I am considering one like this for my next project. I use pine, popular, and cedar a lot in my shop since I have that available to me. However I just found a man with a bunch of 1” thick, various widths and lengths, of Red Oak that has been stickered in piles for 2-4 years or more. I am planning on getting a big lot of this so I will be using it in lots of projects. Beside this project, do you use Red Oak a lot ?? There may be some white oak as well available. Any input on oak is appreciated.

-- Dennis Reynolds

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#6 posted 01-23-2013 02:41 AM

I use red oak about 90 percent of the time for my projects. I have a mill about an hour north from my shop. Red oak is easy to work with. It stains and takes finish really well. I have some white oak in the shop but its harder to work with. I also use a lot of ash.

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#7 posted 01-23-2013 01:59 PM

I don’t even own a gun, but I like it!. How did you come up with the idea for the flip-up gun cradle? Great looking project and seems to be something very functional also.

-- John @

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#8 posted 01-23-2013 02:19 PM

Super box design. I see a lot of potential in this for other uses too! The gun rests are a classic idea.

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

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 02:23 PM

Great job Turk. I like this and I someone who could use it. Thank you for posting. the pulls are pretty cool too.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 01-23-2013 02:25 PM

Nice design and great looking job of construction. I really like this and have often thought of doing something like it, but with more drawers and compartments since I clean a variety of pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns. Looks like the carcass is 3/4” thick. Do you think it could be built with a carcass that is either 1/2” or 5/8” thick to reduce weight? Thanks for sharing.

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

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#11 posted 01-23-2013 07:52 PM

That is a well planned box also very good looking

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 01-23-2013 10:54 PM

Thanks to all for your positive comments. It was a tough project, not having any plans or dimensions. I just remember seeing this style of box in a fly fishing magazine or in a fly shop a while back. an thought I have more time than money so I gave it a try. As much as i would like to have had the original idea! but I was able to put some of my own fare to it. It was a christmas gift to my son inlaw.

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#13 posted 03-12-2013 01:58 AM

Awesome box! I don’t know how I missed this one. The flip up gun rest is a great idea. Really pretty box.

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#14 posted 09-22-2013 06:49 AM

love this box would like to buy it how much is it?

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#15 posted 01-13-2015 08:26 PM

Do you have plans for sale for this project?

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