Maple Box with Bullet Handle

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Project by DiyMinded posted 06-07-2020 07:07 PM 972 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this maple and walnut box as a gift for my double Purpleheart recipient father-in-law. I wanted to add a detail that would mean something to him. He is a big fan of a 1911 pistol so I made a custom handle from a couple of 45 ACP cases and a brass rod.

Video Here of the process if anyone is interested.

-- Jared, Diy Minded

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#1 posted 06-07-2020 07:22 PM

Nice! The video was cool, (quick and well edited so everyone should watch it) like how you did the handle too.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#2 posted 06-07-2020 10:00 PM

Slick Build!
I really like the treatment of the legs, cool feature. And of course the bullets for the posts of the pull is another cool feature. Sure your F.I.L. is very happy with this gift of a box.

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#3 posted 06-07-2020 11:01 PM

good looking box – especially like the corner post/legs

-- 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 06-08-2020 10:40 AM

Wow on the legs!

-- Petey

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#5 posted 06-08-2020 03:47 PM

Lots of nice touches there! The shell cases are a clever trick for handle posts.

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