Secret Pistol Case

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Project by hangdog posted 01-07-2010 07:10 AM 5830 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first “real” woodworking project. The design is my own as is the boy in the picture :) There is a piece of bamboo (cut from an old cracked fishing rod that was left behind in my basement) that comes out of the side of the box and goes into the muzzle of the pistol. The wedge allows for quick and easy placement and removal and gravity wedges the gun in so it’s almost impossible to fall out. I made this quite a bit deeper than I should have thinking I would store other stuff in there but I never do. Also, I had no clue whatsoever how to make a picture frame so I cut the oak to size, rabbited it, and screwed a piece of 1/4” plywood on the back to hold the picture in. Certainly unconventional but it does give good support for the magnet catch. This was a great project to teach myself a lot of common WW techniques.

-- Don't just talk about it, be about it.

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 03:31 PM

Great idea! I will definitely be building this, it is a safe place to store a handgun but at the same time keep it easy to grab. I think I would maybe put a couple of dowels on an angle to more safely secure the gun and make it impossible to fall out. Thank you for the idea

-- Joanne, New York,

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 04:00 PM

shoot to kill

if you dont

they can sue you….................or so I am told

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 04:10 PM

Thanks Joanne. The dowels are a good idea. Be sure to fasten it securely to the wall also.

-- Don't just talk about it, be about it.

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 04:11 PM

Roman, you’ve been told correctly but don’t get me started! Hopefully you’re not speaking from experience.

-- Don't just talk about it, be about it.

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 04:33 PM

No longer a SECRET….lol…great idea…

-- Alvarez

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 04:33 PM

Well it is not a secret any more.. ;-)

Great project – Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 05:35 PM

cool idea plus a cute little one.

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 07:31 PM

Nice project.
I’m sure that cute little one won’t tell what he is hiding – though kid never lies.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 12:57 AM

those little one´s are alway´s dangerus and loaded

thank´s for sharing


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#10 posted 01-08-2010 01:32 AM

love it , good job.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#11 posted 01-08-2010 03:55 AM

Great project. Looks to me like the gun is a bit on the small side. Hope it never gets used but if it is needed it should be big enough to get-r-done.

PS. When that little one – child – gets bigger, you need to get even more clever on how to keep it – pistol – handy and out of young hands.

Only a fool gives advice because a wise person doesn’t need it and another fool won’t take it.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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#12 posted 01-09-2010 03:58 AM

I just had a similar idea for an end table/night stand with a secret drawer to store my handgun for quick access if the need ever arises. I was pretty excited about it, now I see that you sort of beat me to it. Great job!

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