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Shooting box made from leftovers.
The top is a raised panel of pine. The sides are cedar with G&G style box joints. The gun cradle is poplar.
This was a practice piece to learn G&G box joints.
The gun cradles slide in behind the handles.
The raised panel slides open like a pencil box, the only drawback is that he box cannot be opened when the gun cradles are in place.
The finish is brushed on amber shellac, it gives the wood a nice antique appearance. I really hated using the shellac it would run and puddle over every corner, it was extremely hard to use and I doubt that I will use it again.
The brand is my family's cattle brand "Bar Lazy U" it was burned in with a real branding iron that we use on cows.
The rifle is a Remington 03-A3 .30-06.

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Very interesting project-probably a first for the incorporation of G&G elements. The use of your cattle brand is really cool. My only concern would be the limited access to the box's interior. I agree on shellac and see no real advantage to ever using it.
 

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Nice, functional box. I really like the pencil box lid idea.
 

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The box handle/rifle support is a very clever feature. Well done!
 
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