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Too good to be true!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Nushif, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    Too good to be true! (Gun Display Stand)

    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!

    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
  2. klutchless

    klutchless Well-Known Member

    Very nice some coates of stain and should be ready to go.
  3. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. BCRider

    BCRider Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. mrbro

    mrbro Well-Known Member

    Looks nice.

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

    Nushif Well-Known Member


    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.

  7. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    I want a wife that'll do this...
  8. PlateStacker

    PlateStacker Well-Known Member

    Thats pretty high tech there! :what:
  9. Sig88

    Sig88 Well-Known Member

    Will make a great conversation piece
  10. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    Um....uh.........that may have been a lead in for something else :eek:

    REPOMAN Well-Known Member

    Good job Nushif
  12. CapnMac

    CapnMac Well-Known Member

    You do realize you now need one that fits an AR mag well, yes? <G>
  13. Strykervet

    Strykervet member

    You should put that on your desk with the "take a number" thing sticking out the barrel!

    Seriously, that is nice.
  14. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member


    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.
  15. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    This sounds too good to be true. Is she a Stepford wife?

    Those are some nice pieces.
  16. Bozwell

    Bozwell Well-Known Member

    You sir may have a keeper right there.
  17. Remo223

    Remo223 member

    now teach her how to dissassemble and clean your gun!
  18. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    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(
  19. Dave T

    Dave T Well-Known Member

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

  20. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Well-Known Member

    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.

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