Home made Ammo Box

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  1. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

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    Tried to post this in the Craftsman sub, but it said I don't have permission.

    Anyway, I couldn't see paying $20 for a steel can so I made one.

    Outside Dim: 16 3/4"x 11 3/4"x8". All yellow pine 5/8" thick. Red oak stain. Finger jointed sides. Will hold about 60lbs of ammo.

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  2. Iron Eagle

    Iron Eagle Well-Known Member

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    That's cool.
  3. Evins74s

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    Very nice.
  4. cheesewiz

    cheesewiz Active Member

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    I will take one ! Really nice :)
  5. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

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    Hadn't thought about selling them, but PM me if you really want one. :)
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    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice work, Gunny.
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    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Gunny!!! I wish I could work wood like that!!!
  9. Big Chevy

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    looking good Gunny.
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    Good looking box Gunny!
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    I can't even sharpen a flipp'n pencil! Beautiful man.
  12. cpttango30

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    How much you selling them for? I'll take 2 please... That are good looking.
  13. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

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    Pm me.
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    Great lookin case Gunny!
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    I'd be interested also; keep wanting to build some more (have some surplus army ones) but don't have much time lately, all going towards work and sewing kit. Keep one full of 12g heavy stuff.

    looks good!!

    I take it you have a dovetailing jig for your router? That's on my 'stuff to buy list'...
  16. GunnyGene

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    I do have a dt jig, but haven't used it in years. I prefer to handcut them (saw and chisel). Too much hassle to set up a jig for them unless you're making thousands of them.

    These are finger joints tho, which I make using a shopmade jig and a straight bit on the router table.
  17. GunnyGene

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    Note to all: I really hadn't intended to make these for sale, but for those who want one please PM me.
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    would there be any benefit to running a small dowel down the finger joints to strengthen them?
  19. GunnyGene

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    Not really. Modern wood glues are stronger than the wood they hold together. Many tests have been done by individuals and glue manufacturers, and the wood always breaks before the glue fails even with common butt joints. Also, any stress is vertical to the joint in this configuration, not horizontal, so a dowel wouldn't have any added benefit.

    That said, much depends on how well the joint is made. A loose fitting joint will of course be much weaker than a tight fitting one. Wood glue does not act as a gap filler. Some glue's such as epoxy or gorilla glue are gap fillers, but they come with their own set of problems. Hide glue, which has been around for a few thousand years, is one of the best glue's for woodwork ever invented, and in some applications (veneer for example) it is unsurpassed by even the best modern glues. It has many advantages, one of which is that it is easily repairable and can be reconstituted. It also does not 'squirm' like modern wood glues, and does not interfere with finishes.

    Sorry, I tend to ramble on sometimes. ;)

    PS: If you're interested in Joinery, I'd suggest picking up a copy of "The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery", by Gary Rogowski.
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  20. time2shoot

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    looks awsome.
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