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    Case for Flint Lock Rifle

    A co-worker of mine, asked me to build a case for an antique flint lock rifle. This was going to be auctioned off at a sportsman's club he belongs to. He gave me the dimensions and that the stock was made of curly maple. He said that he would do the finish on it. Which is good, because I prefer building to finishing any day.

    The top and bottom panels are made from curly maple. The sides are made form cherry. The top and bottom panels are rabbeted around the edges, and then seated into a dado in the cherry sides. There is a very slight chamfer along the edge of the panels. It sort of gives it a micro raised panel look. The joinery is through dove tails. The hinges are reproductions of the type of hinges that were around when the rifle would have been new. The guy that I made this for is going to use leather belts to hold it closed.
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    Really nice Sean
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    glad to see you havnt forgot how turn on your saw sean nice case, hand cut DTails or machine cut?
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    Great case Sean!

    He didn't ask you to make any compartments inside for gun powder, flint stones, and bullets? I would have thought so, but if you do not have the rifle it would have been difficult to fit them.
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    Beautiful case.
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    Very nicely done.
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    Great work Sean. I like the combination of woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    glad to see you havnt forgot how turn on your saw sean nice case, hand cut DTails or machine cut?

    Larry,

    I would like to say that they are hand cut, but i can't. I did them on my Leigh Super 24 dovetail jig.
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    Nice looking case. If possible, post some pictures after the finishing is done.

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    I like IT ! Bit heavy for me but that's nice.

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