Custom Gun Case for Black Powder Rifle

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 07-17-2020 04:59 PM 1293 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Check out how to build this custom case with veneers!

Bob A in NJ
July 20, 2020

This is a collaboration project with my good buddy Craig Newton. Craig shows us how to make an interesting inlay on a walnut background. We also used a 4 way book matched rosewood crotch burl for the inside of the of the lid. The box is made with red oak. I flocked the inside with green flocking. The latches are for a boat locker from Amazon. Enjoy and remember to stay safe in your shop!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 07-17-2020 05:01 PM

That figured walnut is awesome!

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#2 posted 07-18-2020 12:05 AM

Great looking project. I really like the rifle too, I have a sweet spot for black powder though.

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#3 posted 07-18-2020 12:42 AM

Neat job.

Just remember to assemble it before use… otherwise it’ll shoot your eye out when you pull the trigger.

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#4 posted 07-18-2020 01:39 AM

that bis one fine gun case for one fine firearm.beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 07-18-2020 02:15 AM

Beautiful case. I like the hold downs also. Great job !!! Mel

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#6 posted 07-18-2020 02:49 AM

Absolutely Stunning!

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#7 posted 07-18-2020 08:17 AM


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#8 posted 07-18-2020 11:56 AM

nice display

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#9 posted 07-18-2020 12:40 PM

Very nice!

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#10 posted 07-18-2020 01:25 PM

Stain the keepers brown. Their light color is jarring and draws the eye away from your fine work.

I would have used a different (perhaps countersunk?) screw head rather the zinc hex heads. Maybe some nice brass round head screws? Again the contrast is jarring.

Myself, I try to make the fit tight enough that nothing moves even without the keepers.

Fitted gun case without keepers

Not as fancy, but servicable

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#11 posted 07-18-2020 03:59 PM

Nice looking case, 54 cal? That was a lot of flocking!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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