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Gene Howe

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04-30-2010 02:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw planer scroll saw miter saw router spray gun jointer plane tablesaw milling finishing scrollworking joining sanding

My first pistol presentation box. First time working with Mesquite.
Top panel is what is colloquially referred to as “Cat’s Claw” Mesquite.
The box is for my DIL.
Mesquite, Walnut, leather and Turquoise.
Third pic seems a little washed out. Got the camera and a decoder ring for box tops.
Gotta work on my pic/photobucket processes, too. Don’t know why the pics get cut off on the right.

Thanks for looking.

Box Front

Glock's Box

Open

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 04-30-2010 03:14 PM

Great job Gene. I love the color with the turquoise.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#2 posted 04-30-2010 06:51 PM

Wonderful pistol box! Love the turquoise inlay with the mesquite – it turns a nice box into an excellent one. Great job on the pull, too!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 09:48 PM

Hi Gene, very good in my opinion too!
Here your photos slightly resized to fit the available space

-- Antonio

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#4 posted 04-30-2010 10:31 PM

Nicely done

Thanks for sharing

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 04-30-2010 10:57 PM

Thanks for your comments guys. I appreciate them
Thanks a lot for resizing the pictures, Antonio. How did you do that?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 04-30-2010 11:33 PM

That’s an amazing box. I’d heard that guys with Shopsmiths weren’t real woodworkers…I guess that’s not true. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 12:06 AM

Hey SST,
I just found the switch. Been turning a crank on the accessory shaft for the last 30 years. HEHEHE
Works better but ….. what’s that noise?
Gene

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 05-01-2010 03:26 AM

Lookin’ good box.

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

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antmjr

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#9 posted 05-01-2010 05:57 PM

Hi Gene. Simply remember that the max width is 640 pixels. You may crop your image before uploding it on photobucket. In any case, you can also risize it while uploding; I usually use ImageShack which has many upload options; I choose 640×480 (for message boards). Photobucket must have something similar.

-- Antonio

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 05-01-2010 06:22 PM

Thanks Antonio.
I guess it pays to read all the directions.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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