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Project by KayBee posted 09-02-2012 03:35 PM 7681 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My step-father got a new rifle. He was keeping it in the cardboard shipping box. So, of course, I had to make him something better. He picked out the hardware and the felt for the lining. (Yes, the felt is supposed to look almost faded in spots.) Used baltic birch ply for the panels. Had some nice curly maple pieces that I used for edging the ply. Hopefully, this will hold up on hunting trips alright. I used a blue resin for the elk inlay. That was a surprise for him. That way he’ll always be sure and ‘bring one back.’

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 03:46 PM

Wow ! That’s a nice case. Don’t get mad when he puts a scratch on it !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#2 posted 09-02-2012 05:37 PM


I’m not a partisan of arms but your case is very nice

A very nice gift

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 09-02-2012 06:38 PM

Very nice, and I am affectionado of firearms.

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

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#4 posted 09-02-2012 09:53 PM

As a woodworker I admire this and the work that went into it. It is a beautiful piece!!.....
As a hunter, I WANT IT!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 02:53 PM

Beautiful gun case. You did a heck of a job on this.

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

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 03:04 PM

Wow this case is really amazing Karen,great job.


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#7 posted 09-03-2012 03:16 PM

Really nice! Wonderful craftsmanship. Great design. With your permission I want to incorporate some design elements for the four (4) firearms I own.

Again great project.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#8 posted 09-03-2012 03:36 PM

What rifle is it for? It looks like a breakdown model.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 09-03-2012 05:55 PM

Nice!!! How did you do the recessed places and the lining? I’ve been thinking of making a similar case for my trap/skeet gun.

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#10 posted 09-04-2012 01:57 AM

Gorgeous rifle box, Karen. Which was more work – planning it or building it? I’m sure I already know which was more fun! It looks like a great plan wonderfully executed. I’m sure your step-father is very happy and proud.

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#11 posted 09-04-2012 01:58 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Janice

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#12 posted 09-05-2012 01:20 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. The resin inlay was new to me, so learning something new was fun. Kind of nerve racking but fun.

Bhack, please do copy away! It would be nice if you posted your project when you’re done.

JJ, it does break apart, but I don’t remember which brand.

Knothead Basically use two layers of foam. Top layer, cut out the outline of the gun. Glue on the felt- make cuts in the felt over the holes, wrap down over the edges. Glue felt to the bottom layer, no cutting. Glue layers together. Hope this gives you a pretty good idea. Not really hard, just messy working with spray glue.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#13 posted 09-09-2012 03:42 PM

Beautiful work Karen, I love the details you put on it.
Your stephdad must have been a big smile.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#14 posted 09-15-2012 05:32 AM

Very nice Gun case…..... Love the Elk you added and I bet it was a great surprise….....

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Ron Tocknell

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#15 posted 09-05-2015 09:47 PM

This is something special! I love the box joints showing the ply ‘endgrain’. Ply is very decorative used in this way. The inlay is fantastic and using resin is a clever idea. How did you route the elk design? It’s brilliantly done.

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