Mantle gun rack

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Project by JChaffins posted 01-28-2016 10:51 PM 3610 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend asked if I could/would make him a gun rack for display on his fireplace mantle and this is what I came up with. The rifle has an octagon barrel so I chamfered the edges to match. The wood I used was Sapele and I finished it with a boiled linseed oil, wipe-on poly, mineral spirits mixture.

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#1 posted 01-29-2016 08:07 PM

Very cool.
If this is going to be displayed up high on a fireplace mantle you may have wanted to tip up the bullet display more… at a 75 degree angle or the bullets won’t be seen….......and that is a really cool feature of the display.
Or even at a 90 degree angle (perpendicular to the base) but then you would have to find a way to keep the bullets in place (a little CA on the back perhaps if you never intend on using those bullets )

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 08:17 PM

Wow, that is way cool. The rack you made for it is really nice, too.

;-) Just messing around. Nice work.

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 10:29 PM

I didn’t even think about the angle of the bullet display. Thanks for the input Mike. I’ll have to keep that in mind if I get a chance to make another one.

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