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Indeed, that’s an awesome one. I really love #26 as a loading stand. I don’t have skills to make one as nice as either of them, but they are certainly great eye candy for me.
Well the box that I saw that inspired me to build one is this box. Mine won't be anywhere near as nice but it'll be within my skill set.
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This might give you some ideas. Though this one is a BPCR box, it could be easily be made w/o the cartridge block for dedicated muzzleloading. I made this one from sugar maple. In my opinion, I need to be able to open the closed compartment without removing the rifle from the rack. and I wanted both an open and a closed compartment for things that are largish and things that need protection. This one is 11.5" by 24". The covered compartment is slightly narrower than the open one. I just made a slightly shorter version for a friend.



 

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I like that idea Brent. Since I shoot flintlock (not caps), my pan flash would have to be taken into consideration too. Plus.. at my range, we have a rule that only the gun you are shooting, and the ammo that it takes can be on the table at the firing line. Everything else needs to sit on a table behind the firing line.

Now they tend to overlook that a bit for muzzleloaders (I've only seen one other muzzleloader there, and he's the guy in the mirror). I tend to have a leather bag with round balls on the shooting table, a brass ram rod, priming power, patches, and cleaning patches spread around my table. That's a terrible disorganization that I'd like to amend, so I'm hoping to be able to have a loading bloc for the pistol that's built into a box that holds the other stuff....
 

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This might give you some ideas. Though this one is a BPCR box, it could be easily be made w/o the cartridge block for dedicated muzzleloading. I made this one from sugar maple. In my opinion, I need to be able to open the closed compartment without removing the rifle from the rack. and I wanted both an open and a closed compartment for things that are largish and things that need protection. This one is 11.5" by 24". The covered compartment is slightly narrower than the open one. I just made a slightly shorter version for a friend.



Love the corners and the grain. There's an elegance to it's simplicy. I tend to way over think things. I set out to build a box that would address a very long list of wishes I had compiled. All of it stretches my design and building abilities. I have a forum buddy who used to be a cabinet maker who's been great with his time and expertise. Now if I could get sombody else to take care of my house chores, I might be able to finish it before the shooting season is over.
 

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There's something timeless about an old tool box used for a specific purpose. Of course my only concern is the metal and the potential for a spark but if you're keeping powder in a seperate container, it works as good as anything else. I inherited a garage full of homeowner quality tools from a relative. While none of it is collectable most of it was useful. There were two similar metal tool boxes in the pile of stuff I got. I was actually able to make two pretty good sets of tools between what I got and a few things I bought at Sears and I gave each box to my two sons for their homes. Tools and tool boxes never go to waste.
 

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Powder is always either in a horn or flask. Never liked using powder straight from the can. One of these days might get me one of those nice wood shooting boxes. A box made from thin wood, but fancy.
 

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Powder is always either in a horn or flask. Never liked using powder straight from the can. One of these days might get me one of those nice wood shooting boxes. A box made from thin wood, but fancy.
Lol, I never bring bulk powder to the range. There's a guy on YouTube with a flinter who set off the better part of half a pound can sitting next to him on the bench. I always bring premeasured plastic tubes in a plastic box (20 each) in two seperate box's in a plastic ammo can. The only thing I bring to the firing line is just one box.
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Yep, I do the same thing for some things like slug gun matches. Round ball guns not so much. Just load from a flask or horn.
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I just spent 2 weeks building this in my shop. Used a elk shed for the handle and Oregon Ash and alder for the wood along with spalted maple for the inner boxes.
Great box and fun to make. I did the inlay work as well.
Looks great, nice finish to. Love the antler handle.
 

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Lots of good looking boxes. But I won, in a blanket shoot, a nice hemp bag, used to use a wallet but went with this. Except casting stuff pretty much is all the tools o need for my gun.
So just for S&G my ‘range box’:DView attachment 36465View attachment 36467View attachment 36468
Id hit a love button if they had one. My only problem with the photos is ye old vice grips! I know, I know, they're good for everything but I'd leave em in the bag for pictures.
 

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Id hit a love button if they had one. My only problem with the photos is ye old vice grips! I know, I know, they're good for everything but I'd leave em in the bag for pictures.
Well it is a range box :)
I do have several non hc stuff there. Some bronze brushes modren jags and ball puller. Along side old style pliers ball screw and worms
 
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