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Project by bake posted 344 days ago 1019 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shooting box made from leftovers.
The top is a raised panel of pine. The sides are cedar with G&G style box joints. The gun cradle is poplar.
This was a practice piece to learn G&G box joints.
The gun cradles slide in behind the handles.
The raised panel slides open like a pencil box, the only drawback is that he box cannot be opened when the gun cradles are in place.
The finish is brushed on amber shellac, it gives the wood a nice antique appearance. I really hated using the shellac it would run and puddle over every corner, it was extremely hard to use and I doubt that I will use it again.
The brand is my family’s cattle brand “Bar Lazy U” it was burned in with a real branding iron that we use on cows.
The rifle is a Remington 03-A3 .30-06.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 344 days ago

Very interesting project—probably a first for the incorporation of G&G elements. The use of your cattle brand is really cool. My only concern would be the limited access to the box’s interior. I agree on shellac and see no real advantage to ever using it.

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 344 days ago

Very attractive sturdy box which suits it’s function well. Nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 344 days ago

Nice, functional box. I really like the pencil box lid idea.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bwanamdogo

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#4 posted 304 days ago

The box handle/rifle support is a very clever feature. Well done!

-- Bwanamdogo

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