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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 12-06-2012 08:19 PM 1799 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2012 08:19 PM

Here it is after one coat of my super secret, highly technical wiping varnish formula. :-)
Nothing fancy. Just a utilitarian case to carry guns from home to the range and back.
Mesquite veneer over BB, maple, and walnut.

Here’s the inside. The wife made a tool bag that will lay in the space next to the bullet block. She’s going to cover the foam cushioning in the lid and lower body of the case with the same denim like material.
Normally, I like to french fit these but, he trades guns and buys different ones quite often. So, a one size fits all solution seemed the best. However, the bullet block is glued in and the holes are sized for .45.

Some of the hardware. A few more coats of the Watco/marine varnish mix and the hardware can be installed.

Thanks for looking.

-- 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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#1 posted 12-06-2012 08:28 PM

It’s impressive!

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 08:30 PM

That’s a really nice case Gene. Congratulations.

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 08:47 PM

That’s really beautiful. Nice job!

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 08:52 PM

Very nice case.

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 11:05 PM

very nice.

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 11:18 PM

A beautiful and handy “tool” to have. Good job.

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 11:48 PM

Looks very sturdy Gene.
Nate’s going to like that a lot.

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#8 posted 12-07-2012 12:10 AM

Good looking- just keep the guns in a secure locker or safe when not at the range.

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#9 posted 12-07-2012 01:13 AM

”Good looking- just keep the guns in a secure locker or safe when not at the range”

Or you are using them to protect your home and family! Or using them for hunting. Or recreation.

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#10 posted 12-07-2012 02:29 AM

Paladen would be prod to have that one ‘have gun will travel’’ i know im old great job on the case Gene

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#11 posted 12-07-2012 03:36 AM

HERMOSO TRABAJO GENE-GENIO :-)

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#12 posted 12-07-2012 03:48 AM

Gracias por las amables palabras que, Kova.

-- 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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#13 posted 12-07-2012 03:50 AM

Thanks to you all for your kind words. They mean a lot.

-- 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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#14 posted 12-07-2012 03:56 AM

Very nice, I really like how you did the feet too.

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#15 posted 12-07-2012 04:00 AM

Very nice Gene….and practical too….

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