With all the guns I am making and intend to make, I found that I need a way to display them. I decided on an old school gun rack, but in keeping with the style of my AK47, I decided to make it out of plywood that was painted before it was cut.
This project got me thinking on what a gun rack is and was. A gun rack was used in the old days to display you guns, making them easily accessible, but now nobody would be crazy enough to display their guns. We hide them. A gun has become something that people would want to steal, not to mention that a you need, by law to keep it in a safe. A gun rack serves no purpose in the modern day. Except now.
It might be worth mentioning that every part of this was made on a band-saw, so no line is truly straight and that the hooks were not accurately measured, cut and filed. This lack of good finish does go in against everything I have learned to do, but it is the style of the rack and it adds to the look of the final product. I'm quite glad at the end result.
|Painted and cut, the parts are ready for assembly|
|The original plan was that the rack would be mounted on the wall, but the bottom shelf made a good stand|
|All the weapon facing surfaces was covered in red felt|