Nick's A-10 Project

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Project by Mike001 posted 09-16-2014 01:38 AM 1955 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nick had these A-10 30 Mil shells that were cleaned and polished…said can you make a tray-ish kind of thing that resembles the A-10 gun face. So…as usual I say sure. Here’s the walnut kind of thing I came up with. Blue felt in the bottom of the cups and a lazy Susan base to make it turn…oh by the way he had shot glasses from somewhere that happened to fit into the shells…

-- "Always with Honor"

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#1 posted 09-16-2014 01:53 AM

Anything A-10 = pure awesome

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 09-16-2014 09:25 AM

Awesome work I like it,

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#3 posted 09-16-2014 01:05 PM

Sitting there by itself, not many people would recognize the significance of the objects. Quite a history.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 09-16-2014 05:57 PM

Whoa, that’s a nice way to get shot by an A-10. Sort of :)
Did you build the LS too or is it a commercial unit?

I didn’t know the Warthog kept its shells onboard after shooting ammo BTW. If only ground hunters did the same here in France… we were looking for savage thyme the other day with the wife and found old rusty hunting shells every ten centimeters all over the ground… shameful.

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#5 posted 09-16-2014 07:09 PM

oh by the way he had shot glasses from somewhere that happened to fit into the shells…
That was truly good Luck. Very Nice way to serve up the drinks.

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#6 posted 09-16-2014 08:40 PM

The only word I know to describe this, and one I don’t use often is: AWESOME! This is just too cool.

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

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#7 posted 09-17-2014 12:35 AM

Great stuff! I had the same question as Soda, did you build the LS yourself or buy commercial?

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#8 posted 09-17-2014 01:00 AM

I found a lazy Susan set at woodcraft. Not expensive. Whole thing was Nicks idea…knew I did odd stuff. Was fun. First thought of doing the barrels in cherry, but looked too different so I kept it all walnut. Got a set of cherry gun barrels…anyone?

-- "Always with Honor"

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#9 posted 09-17-2014 11:38 AM

Hahaha nop, but plastic ones by the ton… The walnut rocks man!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#10 posted 09-17-2014 12:19 PM

Doesn’t the A-10 have spent Plutonium in the projectile? Contaminate the shells? Otherwise it is a neat idea. Like the Walnut throughout and the finish. The blue felt is a nice touch.

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#11 posted 09-21-2014 01:21 AM

Depleted uranium (U238) – what’s left after the more fissionable isotope, U235, is removed (the so-called “enriching” that’s always in the news). It has a much longer radioactive half-life than U235, but it’s also a heavy metal, and is toxic for that reason, though the jury’s still out on how much.

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