Walnut Presentation Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 296 days ago 1101 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut Presentation Box. This was a fun project….Somehow, a guy found me on the internet and asked if I could build a presentation box. A group of guys wanted to present one of their hunting group with a special gift….a Beretta 9mm handgun. We only communicated via email, but I sent sketches and photos to the client. He requested that I do some sort of Canadian Goose carving on the lid; a symbol of the hunting they do, and he sent me the brass tag.
I made a walnut box, designed around the size and shape of the handgun and lined with a foam cavity to keep the gun in place. The velvet drape covers the gun in the cavity. The box measures approx. 8×10 inches and has 105 degree stop hinges for the lid. The lid construction features half-lap corners, pinned with walnut dowels. The box corners are a hybrid lap joint, also pinned with walnut dowels. Every thing is finished with hand-rubbed satin poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 296 days ago

Wow, this is really cool. Great job. Love the carving on the lid

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 296 days ago

Looks good. I really like the lid detail. The pegs make a nice detail here. Sounds like you’ll have a happy customer.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 296 days ago

Very nicely done—like the pegged jointery.

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

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#4 posted 296 days ago

One of a kind and beautiful. Nice work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 296 days ago

I like the construction and the design. Nice.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 296 days ago

Nicely done

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#7 posted 296 days ago

Very nice box…I really like the joinery.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#8 posted 296 days ago

Fine box John. Perfect resting place for its contents. I’ve always liked walnut and the carving is a nice touch.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#9 posted 295 days ago

Very well done John
The design and walnut is the perfect compliment to the gun.
The Canada goose is a nice touch and the lap joint and dowel construction giving the box the perfect look and feel .

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 294 days ago

Super nice build on this. Beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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