|Project by Budasac||posted 01-20-2014 12:42 AM||2945 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
Hey guys, I just stumbled upon LJ yesterday while looking for some ideas for a pistol box. Great site, wish I had seen it earlier.
Anyway, I recently joined a pistol league and started competing in Bullseye matches (Standard Pistol), and noticed that everyone else had these boxes to carry their gear and hold their spotting scope. I’m not one to spend $200 on a wooden box, so I whipped this together last night. It was a bit rushed since I wanted to use it today at the club but, overall I’m happy with it. They sell hardware kits that include the handle and locking latches for the side but, I was limited to what I could find at Home Depot. This will hold me over until I have time to make something more to my liking. The scope stays mounted to the lid and tucks under the drawer when you close the box. Very convenient setup, and I no longer have to mess around with a tripod. I already had a few guys ask me today if I could make custom boxes for them.
The construction is just 1/2” sanded plywood joined with biscuits every 3”. Not sure how I want to finish the outside. The inside is just going to get a few coats of poly and some black felt for the base of the gun drawer and the fingers that hold the pistols.