Gun Maintenance Box

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Project by madburg posted 03-27-2020 09:58 AM 956 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gun maintenance box made for a friend to go with his new Perrazi shot gun.

While he wanted just a simple box, given the special nature of his shot gun I decided it needed an equally special box. The marine plywood box is veneered on the outside with book-matched burl walnut to match the walnut of the guns stock.

Maple corners with a black-white-black string enhance the edges of the box with a mother of pearl used for the escutcheon and the inserts on the drawer knobs.

The interior compartments and drawer layout were designed to fit the various tools and bits and pieces he already had for cleaning the gun.

The bottom drawer uses a variation of a ‘Veritas Tool Chest Locking Spring Pin’ that we made up to cater for the increased depth of the box. Stainless steel quadrant hinges, and a matching lock complete the hardware.

The logo on the outside is laser engraved, as is the information /owners plaque on the inside of the lid.

The balancing veneer on the inside of the box is local Western Australian Jarrah. It has a small lift out tray, and two gun-supports which fit into slots at the sides of the box.

One being reversible to take either the barrel or the stock.

Thanks as ever for taking the time to look.

-- Madburg WA

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#1 posted 03-27-2020 10:33 AM

Excellent craftsmanship…beautiful box!

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#2 posted 03-27-2020 11:22 AM

Beautiful Box, and to think he only wanted a simple box!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 03-27-2020 12:16 PM

It would have been a crime to even think about anything less to compliment a fine piece of equipment – it’s close to overshadowing but still a compliment

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 03-27-2020 01:16 PM

Great looking toolbox / rangebox.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 03-27-2020 01:33 PM

that is a gorgeous range box well fiitting such a fine firearm.he’s gotta love what you made him.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 03-27-2020 02:17 PM

Your friend is very lucky. A box that matches the quality of the gun.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 03-27-2020 02:32 PM

Awesome box for an awesome gun. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 03-27-2020 02:45 PM

Wow. That is one gorgeous box. You have a lucky friend. Not only did he get a wonderful shotgun but he has beautifully made box.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#9 posted 03-27-2020 02:47 PM

Nice to have a friend like you. A commissioned piece like that would cost as much as the gun, ha!

-- Darrel

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#10 posted 03-28-2020 12:34 AM

This is beautifully executed!

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#11 posted 03-28-2020 12:34 AM

That’s a beautiful box! I’m considering making one for my lowly Ruger K1022T.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 03-28-2020 09:27 AM

That is a work of art!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 03-28-2020 03:08 PM

Most all of the superlatives have been used but … Wow

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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