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Project by uutank posted 08-07-2012 12:28 AM 2069 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, This was one of those projects that was sheer joy from start to finish. Anyone ever had one of thoses projects where when you were finished you sort felt a let down? Well this is one for me. A few months ago I purchased a Uberti single action army revolver that will be given as a Christmas gift to my father. As it is with so many others things these days it arrived in a cardboard box. Well for such a fine well made handgun modeled after the legendary Colt this would not do at all. So I sat down and designed what you see here. The wood I choose was curly cherry with walnut trim.
The hinges were from home depot. I decided to have some fun by using rare earth magnets to act as a lid catch for both boxes. The 2nd box I know should have been made of walnut but i couldn’t resist using some scrap mahogany ( yes I know there is no such thing). My dad being a huge Eastwood fan (who isn’t) I asked by daughter to design the inside of the lid.She felt that since his and my favorite western was “The Good, the bad and the ugly” what could be better.. And yes the holes in the cards are real bullet holes ..we went outside and popped some 380’s into them. Now a normal person might stop at his point but I still felt it needed a western touch on the outside. I found just the thing at
These folks are great!!! These conchos have tiny posts that easily anchor to the wood.. boom.. a quick finish of pecan stain and 5 or 6 coats of lacquer.. Now I just have to wait till Christmas..bummer..thanks for looking

-- Ray,VA

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 12:37 AM

Definitely like it. Good job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 12:41 AM

awesome project and one of the best movie series of all time

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 01:40 AM

Very appropriate box and great job on the build.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 08-07-2012 02:07 AM

You did a good job blending all these things together into one project. Nice revolver and a beautiful box. I loved that series too! Clint IS the man!

Great job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 04:16 AM

Excellent work. Don’t wait till Christmas! Just give it as a Christmas present but early. You can’t sit on this for another 4 1/2 months!!! Really COOL, enjoy. Is the revolver completely functional? Use it to punch a couple more holes in some cards.
Good job, I like this project.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 08-07-2012 07:41 AM

The only thing better than recieving a pistol as a gift, is recieving a pistol in a hand made box. Beautiful.

-- Wooden teeth are better than none.

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#7 posted 08-07-2012 09:06 AM

Great work, I’m sure he will love it!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 08-07-2012 11:13 AM

You…hit…the ball…out of the park, into the street with the bases loaded!!! One of the best movie series of ALL time…an authentic pistol, and a custom crafted box that looks great…can you possibly get it more right??? You’ll have to let us know if dad was able to talk when he receives it.

-- Tim Harrelson

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