Rifle Display Box

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  1. RichJD13

    RichJD13 Active Member

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    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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  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! Thanks for sharing.
     

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  3. dig

    dig Well-Known Member

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    The contrast is awesome. Great work.
     
  4. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    Purdy! Great work!
     
  5. RichJD13

    RichJD13 Active Member

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    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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  6. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. RichJD13

    RichJD13 Active Member

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    So you're saying I'm out of luck with my shop lights and an iPhone?
     
  8. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Fluorescent lights are tough... The oil will make it easier to capture the figure.
    Good pictures nevertheless...