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Vertical gun rack

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Nice and clean Lew, I would not have guessed that was white oak, looked like Maple from the image shot! Can you explain the process to cut those nice clean butt stock holes?

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Thanks, John. I cheated! The bottom is two pieces. The holes are cut through the first piece then that piece is placed on a solid bottom.

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That is a pretty big project for your shop.  Real good job clean and simple. I have been pondering a gun rack for a long time but can't figure out how to lock them up to meet our local code. Is that a one size fits all hole for the butt stocks. What angle are the rifles,guessing 45 deg.? How long is it? I would need 3 of them in a row.

Herb

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Thanks, Herb! It was designed for 30 cal M1 carbines. The butt stock holes were designed around that rifles dimensions. Yes the angle is 45°. Also the bottom tilts  up at the front at 3.5° to compensate for the butt stock angle. There are rare earth magnets in the top piece to hold the guns in place. I made some felt strips to line the top recesses to prevent the magnets from scratching the barrels. My friend will be finishing this rack and then apply the felt.

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