Valentine's Ammo Box

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Project by WMD2006 posted 01-14-2021 08:54 PM 2322 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes your significant other wants more the chocolate. The heart ammo box was built from bloodwood with cutouts for 60 spaced bullets along the inside.

I used graph paper and Tinkercad to make the pattern and plan the spacing of the bullets and refine the shape. Once that was complete, I built the blank for the base out of glued-up staves to get a little more depth and decrease the wood’s movement over time. The top was built from two matched sections of the board to show the grain, with Festool dominoes to reinforce the joint.
Two more layers are in the middle, the inner one being a 1” riser which separates the lid from the base. An outer one sits on the outside and serves as molding to orient the top and bottom together.
The base is fitted with three large wood buttons for feet to keep the base from being scratched.
Finish is with gloss sprayed polyurethane to preserve the color and grain of the wood.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 01-14-2021 09:50 PM

Cool looking ammo box or should I say SWEET. Nice job. I need to build one for my nephew but I don’t think this would be his style. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 01-14-2021 10:21 PM

Bullets over Chocolate, what a find. If she has her own boat, you are my Hero. :-)

Cool box too.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 01-14-2021 11:49 PM

what says i love you more than a heart box full of ammo? she’s a keeper.

-- 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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#4 posted 01-15-2021 01:43 AM

GREAT design—-+++—-GREAT RESULT!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 01-15-2021 02:12 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 01-15-2021 02:42 AM

That’s riot! I bet it be all the talk at the range.

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#7 posted 01-15-2021 03:13 AM


- woodbutcherbynight

gunny that looks like the perfect gift for your lady huh ?

-- 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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#8 posted 01-15-2021 08:08 AM

Shot through the heart… you softie you!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 01-15-2021 12:34 PM

A neat build, looks great.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 01-15-2021 02:29 PM

I like it. Bet she is going to like it.

-- mrg

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#11 posted 01-15-2021 02:58 PM

What every Lady needs, of course.

-- WWBBJ: the first to compare a woman´s cheek to a rose was a poet. The second, an idiot. Dali

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#12 posted 01-15-2021 08:03 PM

Bullets over Chocolate, what a find. If she has her own boat, you are my Hero. :-)

Cool box too.

- therealSteveN

+1—couldn’t have said it better

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#13 posted 01-15-2021 08:37 PM

Well that is interesting and well done!

-- Petey

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#14 posted 01-19-2021 08:17 PM

Sweet concept!!

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#15 posted 01-20-2021 11:44 AM

I have just one bad comment to make: a bullet is the projectile portion of a cartridge. The whole cartridge consists of at shell casing, the part that stays behind when the weapon is discharged. In the rear of the casing is the primer which is struck by the firing pin and in turn fires the powder charge, contained in the casing just behind the bullet, which is then driven out of the barrel by the pressure exerted by the burning powder/

You can take the weapons instructor out of the Essex andKent Scottish Regiment, but you cannot take him out of his habit of correcting minor errors.

That little minor slip being corrected, I think any young lady with a penchant for firearms would be bowled over with such a gift. I imagine that if you made the top portion that carries the rounds removeable and build the corresponding lower part thicker or thinner as needed, the same box could be made to cold several calibres.
The crazy Canuck, late of Her Majesty’s Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment, (Highland Light Infrantry.) D/Major (ret)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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