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Project by Phil Brown posted 05-03-2007 02:48 PM 2341 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this gun rack in my old shop in the eighties. I used scraps of maple plywood and puttied the bare edges with body filler. Lots of primer, and multiple coats of black acrylic enamel were sprayed on, then steel wooled and polished glass smooth.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario





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pierre

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#1 posted 05-03-2007 02:54 PM

Hi Phil,

you must be a hunter….? Good job.

have a good day,

pierre

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#2 posted 05-03-2007 03:04 PM

the olden days .. can’t get away with something like that today.

II like the black. I’ll bet it highlighted the guns nicely

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 05-03-2007 03:12 PM

You must be one of those dang bambi killers aincha? Right nice looking gun rack pal. You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one of the gun racks or gun cases I’ve built over the years. I bet every one of my relative has at least one or two. Even the babies. Just kiddin of course. Nice rack, I’ll bet it is smooth with that many coats of paint and steal wooling it. Like the color too. Yea, we’re big on deer hunting here in Michigan. I’ve hunted since I was around 8 or 9 and used to bow hunt. Now just shot em with a gun, did’nt get one this year but got one last. A spike buck. I know, way too much info, sorry got carried away. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Phil Brown

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#4 posted 05-03-2007 03:33 PM

I only shoot things with a camera now. Got rid of all the gear. Even gave this gunrack away. My new wife is a treehugger. She recently rescued a chicadee out of our neighbours cats mouth. All you could see were tailfeathers hanging out. She rushed over and forced his jaws open and the little bird was still alive. He regained his strength and flew away after a day or too in my wifes animal hospital. So, Mike, you can see what I’m up against. You can take the man out of the woods but you cant take the woods out of the man.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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oscorner

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#5 posted 05-03-2007 04:06 PM

Nice gun rack, Phil.

You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one of the gun racks or gun cases I’ve built over the years. Mike you almost made me bust a gut. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Chip

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#6 posted 05-03-2007 04:47 PM

Just finished reading Frank’s thoughts on doing a walk-about through the woods reflecting on nature and then read Mike’s comments here. It occurs to me that Frank is probably fortunate he doesn’t do his hikes in Michigan or his head might be on a piece of burl above Mike’s fireplace right now. Sorry Mike, couldn’t help but tease ya. And Frank, if you read this, start wearing an orange vest from now on, PLEASE!

Oh yea, nice rack Phil.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Diane

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#7 posted 05-03-2007 06:58 PM

Very nice gun rack. It had to be one of the hardest things you ever did to quit hunting. Do you miss eating game meats or do you still get to eat it?

Diane

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Phil Brown

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#8 posted 05-03-2007 07:08 PM

Dianne, Ive got a venison roast in the freezer that a hunter down the street gave me, maybe feeling sorry for me, but nobody else in my house but myself will eat game. I like being outdoors, more than hunting. I live close to some very rugged widerness areas and have gone out there to sleep in the bush by myself in bear country, on the ground in a leanto. It gets the business of life out of my system and a real appreciation for what I do have to enjoy. I still have a treestand set up on a hardwood ridge overlooking a wetlands ten minutes from my house. Its a real treat to sit up there and watch all the animals doing their thing.

As far as gunracks go there is a sales pitch on misleading people into thinking that gunracks are illegal in certain locals and that you have to buy a gun safe for your collection. As long as firearms have triggerlocks they can be displayed on a gunrack in this jurisdiction so I would still build them for folks but I have nothing to put on them myself anymore.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#9 posted 05-03-2007 07:13 PM

sounds like Rick… he goes “hunting” and comes home with stories of listening to a bug walk across a branch and squirrels being surprised to find him on one of their branches. He will sit in a tree for hours, watch the deer (which always seem to be just out of range), and watch/listen to nature.
I think it is a form of meditation; he just happens to have a bow or a gun in his hand when he is doing it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Phil Brown

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#10 posted 05-03-2007 07:52 PM

Debbie, my wife has a pet squirrel named Cowboy who plays with our grandkids. I shoed a mouse off the counter this morning while she laughed at the tiny little footprints in the cold bacon grease in the frying pan. Gotta love the critters. However… there’s nothing like fresh partidge in the fall, wrapped in bacon and onions and seved with raspberry jam and applesauce(I ran out of cranberry sauce once and mixed this combo up, and always use it instead of the cranberries)

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#11 posted 05-03-2007 07:55 PM

and where do you have to go to feast on the fresh partridge, since I’m assuming you don’t get it served by your animal-lovin’ spouse.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Phil Brown

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#12 posted 05-03-2007 08:16 PM

We live close to crown land, and wooded farmland, heck there’s even partridge in the empty building lot across the street. I bring ‘em home and cook ‘em up amidst the “flak”. I gave up on bambi however, those big brown eyes looking at me from the other end of the barrel – I just couldn’t do it. Partridge dont have big brown eyes however…

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#13 posted 05-04-2007 05:58 AM

Phil -

Very nice! This looks like a project I need to do for my son – just learning to shoot (BB & 22cal). He has a couple BB guns that need a good and safe home. Thanks for sharing this project. Mike you had me laughing pretty good!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Phil Brown

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#14 posted 05-04-2007 07:07 AM

Mike, how come you’re allowed to swing cats around your house anyhow? I cant swing felines of any description around here.

David, I made a gunrack to fit one pellet gun and one bow when I was in grade school. The top slots weren’t offset, to keep the bow horizontal while the bottom set were, for the pellet rifle. It looked neat with a drawer on the bottom for storage.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#15 posted 05-04-2007 08:26 AM

Phil -

Thanks! I think my son would like this.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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