Friday, February 28, 2020

Guest Post: Making a gun case from an old table

We haven't done a guest post in a while, this past Christmas one of our local forum members built a custom pistol case from an old beat up table that he wanted to get rid of.
I post his pictures and his words below.....enjoy!

Had an old table in the garage, it was so beat up, Goodwill wouldn't take it. So I harvested it for wood to build a pistol case for my son for Christmas. Here is the table in various degrees of disassembly

First step was to lay out the pistol and accessories to size the case. This is a S&W 629 with a 6" barrel

Then I cut, mitered and assembled the sides of the case

Next step was to cut the bottom and top to size. Since the table was a veneered hardwood, each cut edge had to be re-veneered to cover the base wood. I used the table saw to skin some veneer pieces of the table

Glued the veneer on the cut edges of the sides and top. Attached the top with hinges and latches.

Used some scrap wood to build some partitions for the pistol accessories

Cut a piece of plywood to the shape of the main compartment. Used spray adhesive to attach foam to the plywood, and then carved out the foam to accept the revolver. Covered the foam in black velvet.

Last step was to add an engraved plaque to the inside of the top

Here is the finished case with the pistol and accessories

Monday, February 24, 2020

Theme Magazines II

We'll kick this off with some mags from My Southern Tactical

They also have AK Pmags

Blackbeard's flag

The banana ones still crack me up....

The Louis Vuitton inspired mag is from Deadfoot Arms

Here is LaserMag's "Drain the Swamp" collection

a few from the ever busy folks at Shark Coast Tactical

This one is my favorite

A few Zombie themed ones, this first one is from Performance Powdercoating.

These ones are from Rocky Mountain Tactical

Some artistic ones from Boomstick LLC

The Kill Dozer!

This last one is from Mission First Tactical, it has the likeness of The Combat Barbie (Rianna Carpenter)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Quick Projects: Gun Briefcase, grip restoration and magazine rehab

Gun owners are always looking for a discreet way to transport their firearms.

I got this small hard sided briefcase for free the other day and thought it might fit my Ruger Charger....but it was a few inches too short. So I decided to make it into a gun case anyway and give it away to another needy gun owner.

Here is what the outside looks like, made of sturdy plastic 

The inside

I cut some closed cell 1/2" thick foam to glue to the bottom side

I used contact cement to glue it to the plastic

I then cut some "pluck & pull" open celled foam to cradle the firearm(s)

 Finally I used some Armor All to clean up the dusty exterior

Here it is ready to be given away, I even found the original keys and the locks actually work

I picked up a set of these Ruger GP100 grips at a gun store for $2.00, I didn't need them, but I figured I could clean them up and sell them for a small profit

The aluminum parts need some help and the finish on the wood is horrible

After sanding to 600 grit finish

I then applied oil and sanded in 3 coats, I used the oil as a lubricant, then forced the slurry into the grain

The metal parts cleaned up

I then cleaned up the rubber, and this is the result:

Next up was this rusty parkerized Beretta M9 magazine that I got for free.


and finished

Before and after