Shooting box

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Project by FestusHaagen posted 07-21-2020 06:15 PM 596 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother shoots competitive black powder cartridge rifles. These are the old 45-70 rifles similar to the one seen in the movie “Quigley Down Under”. This box is used at the range to hold cleaning equipment and other shooting supplies. It is also designed with removable standards where you can set the rifle for cleaning. Black powder is very corrosive and can foul the barrel if the rifle if not cleaned often. This box is 22”L, 14”H and 13”D. It is made from 3/4” red oak and sliding maple doors in the lid to hold cleaning supplies. I added purple heart inlays around the top of the 4 different targets shot in this sport.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#1 posted 07-21-2020 07:24 PM

really nice box, love the inlay work.

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#2 posted 07-21-2020 10:02 PM

Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 07-21-2020 10:13 PM

You’re certainly the craftsman Ed.
The box looks beautiful, almost too good for its function, but saying that very clever in its design sir.

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#4 posted 07-22-2020 01:26 AM

Excellent shooting box, Ed!!

Cheers, Jim

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#5 posted 07-22-2020 02:13 AM

Very neat. I think it would be to nice to take out to the range though. The inlays are great too.

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#6 posted 07-23-2020 02:45 PM

Excellent. That’s something I need to put on my to do list.

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#7 posted 07-23-2020 09:33 PM

You can carry a lot of supplies with that. Hope it isn’t too heavy when loaded up, those 400-500 grain flying ingots get weighty 8^)

The silhouette and shell inlays are truly a nice touch, good work!

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#8 posted 07-23-2020 10:05 PM

You’r correct splinter, it is very heavy when fully loaded. End up carrying the bullets in another box. If I make another I will try for a 1/2 or 5/8 box.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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