Rifle floor Rack

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MarkJohnston
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Rifle floor Rack

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I haven’t posted for awhile but I’m still around.

A friend of mine asked me if I could make him a rack to hold his 6 rifles.
I didn’t think it would be much fun doing a plain rifle rack so I decided to get a little creative.
I found some pictures of a Henry rifle on the internet and decided to draw vectors so I could mount it on one side of the rack. They had a logo on their barn so I took a picture of that and created vectors of that for the other side.

I cut the top and both sides on the CNC instead of using other tools and that worked out ok as well.
I made the rack out of red oak and stained it using minwax Gel cherry wood stain.
The rifle and the logo I made out of Paduak because I had some scrap and finished the whole thing with minwax polyurethane clear satin.
I made 7 slots so he would have to buy another rifle, his wife thank me, another story.

He like it and it was fun to make.
I posted on Aspire forum but could be done just as easily on Vcarve forum.

Mark
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Rifle rack Kearns logo side.jpg
Kearns logo up close.jpg
Rifle up close.jpg

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Wow, Mark! Gorgeous work!

I love the logo and rifle additions to the sides - those personal touches are what really make it stand out from any other rack.

I had to zoom in on the rifle a couple times before I believed it wasn’t modeled! Outstanding job and creative use of vector Toolpaths!
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very nice

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Great design. Changes a project from average to very special.

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Nice!
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Very nice. Love the model of the Henry
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Thanks everyone for the comments.

When my friend ask me if I could build the rack just using the cheapest wood I could find I told him I didn't do that anymore.
If I couldn't make it interesting I didn't want to do it. So I came up with the side pieces and I'm not that good at modeling but I really enjoy creating vectors. The sides literally took less than 1 hour to run on the CNC but a few days to get ready.

I have another friend that's a Gun Smith and loves the Henry rifles so I modified the small gun a little and created a full size gun to hang on his shop wall for his birthday.

Having fun....
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MarkJohnston wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:36 pm
When my friend ask me if I could build the rack just using the cheapest wood I could find I told him I didn't do that anymore.
If I couldn't make it interesting I didn't want to do it.
Good philosophy. The product you turn out is a direct reflection on you.
MarkJohnston wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:36 pm
I have another friend that's a Gun Smith and loves the Henry rifles so I modified the small gun a little and created a full size gun to hang on his shop wall for his birthday.
Another great re-use of a nice piece.

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Post by scottp55 »

NICE work and Philosophy Mark!! :)
If you're not doing it for money exclusively....Why not be proud of your work:)
Extra touches make a Lot of difference!!
Now that I've inherited my Gramp's Parker "Lady's 20" and the .50 Thompson replica Hawkens that we bought my Dad with paper route money first second year they made them...liking the floor style to end a bookcase for my RWS Dianas too :)
Might use Smithsonian's .STL of Livingston's shotgun he only wounded the lion with on end.
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Thanks for the idea(simple and tileable for me).
Good work!
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