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I built this a few years back but never got around to posting this cleaning box. Made it out of Granadillo that I picked up at WC. Nice hardwood, but this was/is only 1/4" thick. Not the easiest for doing box joints, but it worked. I used the Incra I-Box Jig and it works great once you have everything set… just use a lot of scraps when setting it up ;-)

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Not much beats the aroma of Hoppes 8^)

I like your ordinance embedded in the lid, you must have a 50 cal stashed in your closet….

Nice way to organize!
 

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Nice box Mike. I've never even hear of Granadillo so definitely never worked with it. It looks great though.
 

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Looks good! I need to build one. That granadillo looks a lot like bocote. And, yes, the Hoppe's smells great.
 

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Nice box Mike, the heavy rounds are quite the eye catcher.
 

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Nice.

I like the turned rounds. The slugs look real, or are they painted?

At first glance I thought the rounds had something to do with the hinges.

Very nice range box.
 

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me like !
 

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Nice box Mike. Congrats on the top 3!
 

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Nice.
I like the turned rounds. The slugs look real, or are they painted?
At first glance I thought the rounds had something to do with the hinges.
Very nice range box.

- Madmark2
I used metallic Sharpies "paint" for coloring the bullet portions. Some are oil-based.



Turning the cartridge/rounds was the easy part. Cutting/splitting them end-to-end was the hard part. One has to be really careful with their fingers, even on a scroll-saw. This basically means that half of each round ends up as waste.
 

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Looks good! I need to build one. That granadillo looks a lot like bocote. And, yes, the Hoppe s smells great.

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I agree, but it is a bit harder on the Janka Scale:

2010 Bocote
2020 Black Palm
2140 Sucupira
2150 Leopardwood
2160 Goncalo Alves
2200 Chechen
2200 Honduras Rosewood
2200 Honduras Rosewood Burl
2250 Chakte Viga
2318 Spalted Tamarind
2400 Osage Orange (Argentine)
2400 Santos Mahogany
2410 Figured Bubinga
2410 Quilted Bubinga
2410 Bubinga
2430 Cochen Rosewood
2430 Indian Ebony
2440 E. Indian Rosewood
2480 Tamboti
2490 Red Mallee Burl
2490 Brown Mallee Burl
2500 Tulipwood
2520 Purpleheart
2520 Figured Purpleheart
2532 Marblewood
2620 Amazon Rosewood
2690 Jatoba
2690 Olivewood

2700 Granadillo
2760 Osage Orange (USA)
2900 Bloodwood
2920 Yellow Box Burl
2960 Cocobolo
 

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Glad you shared this, this is a great idea. My gun cleaning boxes have seen their last days. Great job on it.
 

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I'll add that I currently clean my firearms either on my table saw (on top of a lot of absorbent material) or on the trash cans in my side yard. A nice chest with all the wood to avoid scratching the finish would be welcome, indeed. Of course, what w th the price of ammo these days, I'm not doing a lot of shooting Or cleaning. :(
 

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What a nice box and congrats on the DT3. The wood is beautiful and the turned rounds give an additional touch. I appreciate the tip on using Sharpies to color the rounds.
 

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Always a joy to see things have a home, so a dedicated cleaning box is a joy.
Nice work.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 
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