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#1 06AngusSG

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:18 AM

     This is the set of revolvers and presentation box I did for my 15th wedding anniversary this year. The guns are both Uberti 1873 Cattlemans. Mine is a 45 Long colt hers is a 22 Long Rifle. (I have to keep the upper hand...) but they are virtually identical.

 

     I made the grips out of Red Quilt Maple and had the custom Monograms laser engraved. The presentation box is one of the funnest carpentry projects I've ever undertaken. Within the box there is American Walnut, Black Figured Walnut, Cherry, Tiger Maple, Birdseye Maple, Red Quilt Maple And Red accented White Maple Burl.

 

     I tried to keep "15" as a theme for the project. Took 15 days to complete, 15 rounds in each block, presented on the 15th even though our anniversary is on May 18th.... She knew nothing about it. I presented it to her by having a friend secretly set them up his gun show booth and I walked her up on it and was like "hey that's pretty cool". She saw her name on the attached note and instantly started tearing up. Pretty good to be able to want to give her a gun after 15 years. Although we've been asked if this is how disputes will be handled from now on.

 

Anyway, on to the pics. I'll start with the Grips and move on to the box.

 

As I bought them...
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Rough Blanks

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Final Blanks/Finishing

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Laser Engraving / Final Fitting

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Box Plans and Materials

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Shell Build / Finishing

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Interior

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As presented at the Gun show (no pics from the show....not allowed.... :angry2:)

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Final Pics

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Thanks for lookin'

 

 

 

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Edited by 06AngusSG, 18 January 2017 - 07:03 PM.

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#2 timkel

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 12:14 PM

Well done. You have skills. How do you keep your workbench so clean.
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Posted 14 August 2016 - 02:27 PM

Thanks. I try to do as many projects as possible without cleaning up in between... ;)


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 08:06 PM

Wow!! Your Bride has an exceptional sence of humor,  I used to give my wife a gun every year, until she told me, the next time you give me a gun and not jewelry, I'll use it on you... :o  :o


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