Too good to be true!


July 16, 2011, 12:03 AM
I was sitting there, minding my own business ... when my (awesome) wife lets out one of her sighs and says "I am bored. But I don't want to spend money."
My reply was "Why don't you make me a stand for my 1911, then?"

she thinks for about two seconds and then says "Sure!"

Here's her product ... 45 minutes later. The glue is drying, so I can't put the gun on it yet, and it still needs some finish ... but that's not half bad for a 45 minute hack job!

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July 16, 2011, 03:09 AM
Very nice some coates of stain and should be ready to go.

July 16, 2011, 03:35 AM
We put some reddish stain on it right now. It's drying. And taunting me. I can't wait to actually slap the 1911 on it and see how it looks.
She says the stain is too dark and not red enough for her tastes, but I'm not choosy. I was about to shell out 25 bucks for a finished one already.

What I like about it (and this may be my german-ness kicking in) is that the gun actually rests on it pretty level. The ones where the muzzle points all upward just bug me.

July 16, 2011, 03:28 PM
So much for not spending money. The nice little brass plaque to set it off just nicely is still going to cost you some money to get it engraved.... :D

She did a nice job of the stand. Sometimes it's nice to do some simple projects which don't take a lot of time but can be set out on display.

July 16, 2011, 08:22 PM
Looks nice.

I could use a new rifle rack, is she busy next weekend?

July 16, 2011, 09:36 PM
Here's the end product. you can see where the wood glue didn't absorb the stain as well, but otherwise I'm quite pleased.

This is it with the gun on top.

July 17, 2011, 03:36 AM
I want a wife that'll do this...

July 17, 2011, 04:05 AM
Thats pretty high tech there! :what:

July 17, 2011, 06:04 AM
Will make a great conversation piece

Ohio Gun Guy
July 17, 2011, 06:21 AM
Um....uh.........that may have been a lead in for something else :o

July 22, 2011, 03:35 PM
Good job Nushif

July 22, 2011, 03:41 PM
You do realize you now need one that fits an AR mag well, yes? <G>

July 22, 2011, 04:00 PM
You should put that on your desk with the "take a number" thing sticking out the barrel!

Seriously, that is nice.

July 27, 2011, 11:03 AM

She decided that now I have this nice stand and will be wanting to do all kinds of things with the gun on it, since it's always in sight.
So I needed a tray that can hold all kinds of items, and of course the gun when it's disassembled.

She is *so* handy to have around. Expensive. But handy.

July 27, 2011, 11:11 AM
This sounds too good to be true. Is she a Stepford wife?

Those are some nice pieces.

July 27, 2011, 11:11 AM
You sir may have a keeper right there.

July 27, 2011, 11:19 AM
now teach her how to dissassemble and clean your gun!

July 27, 2011, 12:06 PM
She doesn't even touch my 1911.

Her Beretta collection is constantly getting research, love and being groped, but the 1911 platform is an instant turn-off for her.
At gunshows she will spend an hour drooling over an older Beretta ... And waltz right by a rack of 1911s.

I do not see much of a future in that endeavor. 8(

Dave T
July 27, 2011, 12:48 PM
...for a 45 minute hack job!

My only question is why you call it a "hack job"?


July 27, 2011, 01:06 PM
Let me tell you about my dream wife. When I got home from my last pheasant hunt in South Dakota (one of those hunts where my setter Kate held most of her points in true classic style and I almost never missed when shooting at those wily, wild, wind-driven, flushing roosters- but that's a story for another time), after an especially long drive (I live in Ohio), it was easy for my smoking hot wife to see that I was plumb exhausted. She had me sit in my old Lazy-Boy recliner, brought me a dollop of Old Crow and set off to pluck the birds. Right around the time I started smelling the aroma of roasting pheasant, I woke up.

July 27, 2011, 01:32 PM
My only question is why you call it a "hack job"?

Because it's used wood and the only tools used were a handsaw designed for very light work and some sandpaper. Hardly a professional cut and dedicated wood, measured to the right dimension. 8)

I used to be a Crew Chief, so my materials/fit standards are a slight bit snobby.

July 27, 2011, 10:21 PM
Man I'm jealous... My wife isn't so handy, she's more a walking computer... Useful in other ways though ;)

no gun displays for me till the littlest is shooting with the rest of us, at which point I'll be worrying about the eldest starting to date... Someone remind me in 6 years to sandwich some sheet steel onto my Den door and door frame and double deadbolt it top and bottom...

July 27, 2011, 11:19 PM
Um....uh.........that may have been a lead in for something else :D What i was thinking

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