Rifle Display Box

RichJD13

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Location
Georgia
I was contacted by a member of the forum here to make him a custom display shadow box for his "retired" rifle and shot gun. Well I FINALLY got started on the displays, and I figure I'll post some pictures on here so he can see the progress as it's made.

Heres the basic concept of what I'm making. These boxes are a little different, and one a bit more intricate, but the concept is basically the same to give y'all an idea:

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Cut dados for splines to joint the curly maple and walnut for the rifle background:

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Cut splines:

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Joining maple and walnut:

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Glued, clamped and drying:

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A little mineral spirit to preview what it'll look like:

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Backboard glued and rough sanded:

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Shotgun backboard planed and rough sanded:

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Finish sanded with some mineral spirits:

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RichJD13

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Messages
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Location
Georgia
Hey y'all, thanks for the compliments.

Got some more work done today, doesn't look like much, but a day's worth of sanding is a lot in my book lol. I know I'll be feeling it tomorrow. I applied it's first coat of boiled linseed oil, and it's really starting to look like something. The wood is coming alive. I tried to shoot a video to capture how the light plays off of the curly maple's chatoyance, but it really doesn't do it justice.

Backboard #1:

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Video Clicky

Backboard #2:

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Joel Russo

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Harrisburg, PA
Very nice work, I always appreciate fine woodworking. It is very difficult to capture the beauty of Maple in a photo, unless you have professional lightning capabilities.
 

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