Gun Cleaning Kit

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Project by sparky52tx posted 02-09-2014 04:53 PM 30192 views 46 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this project using a modified Tool Box plan from Rockler (#40519). I simply removed one of the 3 drawers and increased the depth of the top compartment.
It is a little heavy for my taste so I am working on a lighter version that would be easier to carry around.

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 05:46 PM

Very nice! I need to try something like that. Win 94?

-- Tony, Colorado, [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 06:31 PM

That is a great idea! Nice job. I may have to build a similar one for a buddy of mine that I buy my guns from.

-- Tommy

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 06:36 PM

Great looking project and great shooting accessory—very nicely done.

-- 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 02-09-2014 06:50 PM

Very nicely done. I want to make something similar to keep my pistol repair/cleaning tools in, but am a little stymied with construction of the drawers. I wanted to use 10” full extension metal drawer slides, but can’t quite figure out in my mind’s eye how to install the slides after the box is built. It appears you used dovetail slides, but how do you keep the drawer from sliding out if the box is tipped?

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 07:41 PM

Nice gun cleaning box.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 02-09-2014 08:05 PM

Thanks for the comments.
Yes, Winchester 94. I bought it about 30+ years ago for a fraction of what it is worth today (Wow! Prices of guns have gone up!)

Don, There is nothing to keep the drawers from sliding out if tipped over. I only used square dowels for drawer slides. There is a cover for the front that locks when the lid is closed (spring pins). This keeps the drawers in when carried.

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#7 posted 02-09-2014 09:04 PM

Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 11:48 AM

Very nice.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 02-10-2014 02:04 PM

Very nicely done. Everything you need at your fingertips.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#10 posted 02-10-2014 10:29 PM

I will be taking some ideas…thanks for the post. Nice work!

-- "Throttle"

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#11 posted 02-16-2014 08:13 PM

That is nice – great idea. BTW: Nice lever gun there!

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#12 posted 12-09-2014 09:28 PM

I just seen your gun cleaning box that you made from the tool box and was wondering if you sell them? If so, how much? I would love to get one for my husband for Christmas.

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#13 posted 01-13-2015 06:49 PM

I cannot find the Rockler plan. Do you have one for this box?

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#14 posted 01-14-2015 01:51 AM

This is an old Rockler plan #40519. I was told by the guy at Rockler that they no longer sell this plan. Not sure where you could get one. You might try Woodcraft. I Googled it and found the same box on Ted’s Woodworking Plans but, of course, you would have to buy his subscription service.
I found a nicer one at Fine

I modified it slightly (removed the top drawer) and made the top part deeper. I had to make a front cover spring pin because they don’t make one that long. I simply bought a piece of steel rod and a small spring at Lowe’s, drilled a hole in the rod, bent the spring so one end went through the hole for a keeper. I used a brass 10-32 thread insert to hold it all in. Worked very well.

Hope this helps. Good luck

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#15 posted 12-31-2017 08:20 PM

Your box is awesome. Would you consider making one for $ as a special order? thanks

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