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Project by JJohnston posted 05-30-2009 06:34 AM 9346 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first major project. I built it back in 1998 in a garage stall in an aparment complex with a router & straightedge, a jigsaw, a drill and one chisel (not even a workbench – I used the floor. I don’t think my knees could handle that again). It’s made from 1/2” and 3/4” cheap big box ply. I don’t even remember what I used for finishing, but I’m sure it was Minwax from the big box store. It’s a dark walnut stain, and probably the “tung oil finish”. I lived on the second floor of the complex, and did the finishing out on the balcony.

It’s put together with rabbets and dadoes, cut with the router & straighedge. The rack part separates from the base for transport in a hatchback or big trunk. It’s held together with 4 sash locks, plus there are mating cleats at the lower front of the rack part that help take the push/pull forces off the locks. The upper and lower cradles slip into loose dadoes and are held in place with screws. I can take them out in case I ever decide to change the rack layout. The guns are secured to the upper cradle with leather boot laces.

The box is 18” high, and doubles as a seat. This is critical since, as anyone who’s ever been to any shooting match knows, the majority of the time is spent waiting for your turn.

I got lucky with the way it balances. It can be pushed or pulled on all 4 wheels on smooth ground, or tipped back like a hand truck when it’s rough.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln





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#1 posted 05-30-2009 06:43 AM

Hey J
This is one cool gun cart seat combo pretty cool idea.well done

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#2 posted 05-30-2009 06:48 AM

That’s really nice. Good idea too. I like the way it can be moved in two parts and used as a seat.

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#3 posted 05-30-2009 08:07 AM

I agree, most time at matches spent waiting.
Abbott, I too am clinging to my guns and religion.
Anyway, nice rack!!
BTKS

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#4 posted 05-30-2009 01:58 PM

A NICE SETUP!

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#5 posted 05-30-2009 11:02 PM

Good design! Nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#6 posted 09-08-2009 01:07 AM

Use this for SSAS shooting?

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#7 posted 09-08-2009 04:20 AM

You mean SASS? Cowboy action? That’s what I originally built it for, but it could be used for just about any type.

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#8 posted 09-08-2009 05:22 AM

yeah, SASS. The 2 handguns tucked in the corners made me suspicious ;-)) It’s fun, but too much time waiting!!

-- 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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JJohnston

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#9 posted 09-08-2009 04:16 PM

Yep, like the song says, “The waiting is the hardest part”.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 08-12-2015 12:46 AM

This is something that you should always sit at when you are on firing range, hahha,,, pretty cool, great masterpiece. If I have this one, I perhaps incorporate it to a resting sofa like the outdoor teak wood chair and almost similar to this one http://www.javateakoutdoorfurniture.com/products/deep-seating-2/.

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#11 posted 08-12-2015 11:23 PM

If all the time is spent “sitting and waiting” I’m surprised the seat isn’t padded and upholstered! LOL

Cool box / cart by the way !

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