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Pistol Stands - JohnnyEgo - 02-11-2019

I bought a Hammer A3-41 jointer-planer in December, and wanted to take on a small project with it to get more comfortable, and also because it is cold and I didn't want to have to do anything that would involve opening my garage door for any length of time. So a few hours over a few evenings, and I made these simple pistol stands for 1911s:




Started with some hard maple, some off-cuts of Padauk I had in the scrap bin, and a rough walnut plank:



Couple trips through the jointer-planer later:



A whole lot of parts cut out of stock that was resawn and then planed to dimension:



A whole lot of clamps and glue:



And a little Danish Oil:





And I have some mag stands:



This is the one I am keeping, not because it is my favorite color combination, but because this is the best mortise and tenon job I've probably ever done.







My favorite color combination - Walnut base with Spalted Tamarind inlay. I am making a jewelry box for my wife in this combination, and I may try to make a couple small ammo boxes as well.



And all of them together before I split up the litter:



I will be giving them as gifts to friends in the firearms industry who have done all the work to maintain our friendship even though I have been out of it for many years. I learned a lot about my new jointer planer with this project, as well as working with smaller parts and thinner stock than I have previously, and the forethought that goes into doing batch jobs efficiently. So I gained more out of it than I put in, and I consider that a success. Thanks for looking!


RE: Pistol Stands - Bob10 - 02-11-2019

(02-11-2019, 01:08 AM)JohnnyEgo Wrote: I bought a Hammer A3-41 jointer-planer in December, and wanted to take on a small project with it to get more comfortable, and also because it is cold and I didn't want to have to do anything that would involve opening my garage door for any length of time.  So a few hours over a few evenings, and I made these simple pistol stands for 1911s:




Started with some hard maple, some off-cuts of Padauk I had in the scrap bin, and a rough walnut plank:



Couple trips through the jointer-planer later:



A whole lot of parts cut out of stock that was resawn and then planed to dimension:



A whole lot of clamps and glue:



And a little Danish Oil:





And I have some mag stands:



This is the one I am keeping, not because it is my favorite color combination, but because this is the best mortise and tenon job I've probably ever done.  







My favorite color combination - Walnut base with Spalted Tamarind inlay.  I am making a jewelry box for my wife in this combination, and I may try to make a couple small ammo boxes as well.



And all of them together before I split up the litter:



I will be giving them as gifts to friends in the firearms industry who have done all the work to maintain our friendship even though I have been out of it for many years.  I learned a lot about my new jointer planer with this project, as well as working with smaller parts and thinner stock than I have previously, and the forethought that goes into doing batch jobs efficiently.  So I gained more out of it than I put in, and I consider that a success.  Thanks for looking!
Nice looking projects.  I really like the 2 in the center.   Whoever gets them is going to enjoy them


RE: Pistol Stands - wood-chips - 02-11-2019

Very nice. Those are quite elaborate.
And nice bunch of 1911s.


RE: Pistol Stands - GeorgeV - 02-11-2019

The stands certainly look nice, but when would you use them? I would not expect to see guns on display on the coffee table or anywhere they could be grabbed. They belong in a gun safe under lock and key when not being used.


RE: Pistol Stands - JohnnyEgo - 02-11-2019

In one instance, they will most likely be used as a product display. In the others, I imagine they will be used for taking pictures. But otherwise, once given, it is neither my place or inclination to tell my friends what to do with them.


RE: Pistol Stands - brnhornt - 02-11-2019

Wow!  Those look great!


RE: Pistol Stands - Timberwolf - 02-11-2019

(02-11-2019, 02:06 PM)JohnnyEgo Wrote: In one instance, they will most likely be used as a product display. In the others, I imagine they will be used for taking pictures. But otherwise, once given, it is neither my place or inclination to tell my friends what to do with them.
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Nice work, Johnny !!!!!! They look marvelous !!!! Yes Winkgrin


RE: Pistol Stands - FrankAtl - 02-11-2019

I left a comment earlier but looks like it disappeared?? Great looking stands and some beautiful 1911's!


RE: Pistol Stands - BrokenOlMarine - 02-11-2019

Beautiful Work.
I made a nice rack, with storage drawers underneath for mags to fit in the gun safe.  Big Grin
Busy work for cold days... But used forever after.


RE: Pistol Stands - BrentDH - 02-11-2019

Very nice looking stands and guns.  I enjoy these smaller projects give more instantaneous satisfaction than big huge ones that take weeks or even months.    I am curious.  What is the purpose of the notch in the vertical support about an inch from the top?