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Posted: 8/25/2012 11:14:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/26/2012 5:10:24 AM EST by Spikes08]
PSA: If you are reading this, please do the following three things so we might preserve the freedoms we have left.

1. Register to vote
2. Vote
3. Join the NRA


Now on to the substantive post 5k.

I original saw this piece of awesomeness you see below on arfcom. I knew I had to have one. So I got in touch with Bryan at AIM and acquired some mosin crates and Laminate Stock M44s. Thanks Bryan!



Now my photography equipment consisted of an IPHONE 4, so the pics are not as crisp as what you see above. Additionally, this project was a lot more work than I anticipated.

First you start with a basic crate. The wood on the inside is generally in good shape, the wood on the outside; not so much. They move the crates around with forklifts so you can imagine what could go wrong. There are several places that I had to repair with wood putty. I forgot to take pics of that process.



You can see here some of the wear on the outside. The undersides are where the abuse really happens. You can also see the cosmoline leaching through the wood.


I went to Lowe's and got some paint matched, then painted the outside. (Apparently, the paint match guy was off a tad). I wanted to preserve the original markings so I painted around them. I considered painting the whole crate and attempting to stencil the markings back on, but that just seemed like a lot of work .





Rifles came in around this time. Fresh out of the box, covered in cosmoline.



Couldn't resist putting them in the crate at this point.



Then couldn't resist cleaning the rifles. I used mineral spirits for the metal parts, followed by Hopps #9. For the wood, I let it sit in the hot sun and wiped off the cosmoline as it came out of the stocks.







Next I decided that I wanted some feet for the table. While wandering around a surplus store with another arfcommer "M4Geek", I discovered these jewels.




I took these bolts, that fit the threads of the inside of the inert grenades, and cut the bolt head off.


Then I drilled holes in the bottom of the crate and glued them in.


Then just add inert grenade and floor sliders on bottom of grenade.



Next it was on to the lighting, then the top of the table to hold the glass. I bought the lighting at Lowe's, while I out sourced the table top to an expert . I did stain the top and install myself. Tried to hide the wires as best I could.




Table was now starting to come to life!!!!!!




I ordered the glass from Glass Doctor. Installed with clear caulk and screwed the two pieces of the top together.

Kept all original hinges. I did add an additional hinge for a lock.





Toes in for Arfcom



MERCIA' and for the Paul Haters Now predicting 2 bans and lock.


US Soldier Bobble-Head Dolls. Found at Hobby Lobby.


Additionally I had some concern as to OPSEC. So I got a piece of shower board cut at Lowe's for less than 15.00

This is the backside.



Front side. Works just like a white board. For strategic planning



Thanks to arfcom and all it has given me

Especially like to thank Bryan at AIM.

Also, if you guys aren't reading Direct Action's monthly column in the ar15.com news letter, you are really missing out. Very well researched and written piece. Good work Joe!!!


Total cost for this table some where are $275-300. Man hours=25-35

Crate from AIM (if you pick it up) $5-10
Paint-$15
Grenade feet-$7 a piece
Lighting $140
Bolts-$2
Sliders-$5
Lock and hinge-$15
Glass-$50
Clear caulk-$3
Stain-$10
Screws-$5
Shower board- $15





Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:18:27 AM EST
That's pretty damn cool!
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:19:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:20:04 AM EST
I like it.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:20:23 AM EST
Well done!
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:20:43 AM EST
You are tha man, great job!!
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:21:26 AM EST
real cool. that might be something to try out when I get the time and skills required.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:25:22 AM EST
Well done Sir. I like it!
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:26:42 AM EST
I have to say,that is one of the most awesome projects that I have seen in awhile.Nice job.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:27:01 AM EST
Awesome
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:31:11 AM EST
Very cool! I'd like one full of ARs.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:41:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Very cool! I'd like one full of ARs.


This! That looks sweet. Nice project.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:43:00 AM EST
Awesome
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:45:43 AM EST
150/10!!!

WIN!
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:50:21 AM EST
OMG that's cool as hell!


Speed
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:54:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2012 11:57:03 AM EST by Intelguy01]
That's the best 5000th post I've ever seen.

ETA:

I registered to vote when I moved to Georgia.

I make time to vote.

Still thinking about the NRA.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 11:57:11 AM EST
Those feet are outstanding!
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:00:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By bad_company:
I have to say,that is one of the most awesome projects that I have seen in awhile.Nice job.


I stopped fapping long enough to Look for the "like" button.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:01:07 PM EST
VERY NICE
You do a GREAT job on it.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:01:26 PM EST
Damn it I want one of those so bad!!!


I hate you!


Great job btw... I still hate you though.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:02:35 PM EST
Nice work.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:04:15 PM EST
Beautiful
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:04:35 PM EST
OP, do you drive a PRO4X Nissan Frontier?










Nice table by the way


Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:04:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:05:14 PM EST
I've never wanted that type of rifle til now.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:10:53 PM EST
Very nice.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:11:34 PM EST
That turned out great!

My wife would hate it
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:11:55 PM EST


Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:12:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By derekv814:
OP, do you drive a PRO4X Nissan Frontier?


Nice table by the way



Maybe
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:12:47 PM EST
Looks very nice, did you have to buy 20 Nagants to get that crate or someone sells the crates separately?
Congrats on your 5k post
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:13:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:15:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By sadguy:
Looks very nice, did you have to buy 20 Nagants to get that crate or someone sells the crates separately?
Congrats on your 5k post

AIM will sell you the crates for 5-10 dollars a piece
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:15:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:15:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2012 12:16:23 PM EST by derekv814]
Originally Posted By Spikes08:

Originally Posted By derekv814:
OP, do you drive a PRO4X Nissan Frontier?










Nice table by the way



Maybe



I may, or may not have the exact same seats

Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:16:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By osprey21:
Nice!

The only way that could be improved on is if it was full of vz.58's.


http://i29.tinypic.com/1611hj4.jpg

Were those yours before the boating accident?
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:18:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2012 12:19:55 PM EST by Hammer2Fall]
Cool.


3. Join the NRA


How come you don't have an NRA icon?
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:20:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By derekv814:
Originally Posted By Spikes08:

Originally Posted By derekv814:
OP, do you drive a PRO4X Nissan Frontier?


Nice table by the way



Maybe



I may, or may not have the exact same seats

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o485/MosinTable/1ba46ae1.jpg



Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:20:36 PM EST
Awesome, how did you levitate a beer?

edit - nevermind, figured it out.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:21:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hammer2Fall:
Cool.


3. Join the NRA


How come you don't have an NRA icon?

Good question. How do I get one? I am a member.

Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:21:46 PM EST
Awesome..

You are a Man Room genius.
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:29:30 PM EST
Very nice!
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:37:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2012 12:38:42 PM EST by derekv814]
wtf post..
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:38:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By Spikes08:

Originally Posted By derekv814:
Originally Posted By Spikes08:

Originally Posted By derekv814:
OP, do you drive a PRO4X Nissan Frontier?











Nice table by the way



Maybe



I may, or may not have the exact same seats

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o485/MosinTable/1ba46ae1.jpg

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o485/MosinTable/Truck/864b7bf4.png



Knight Armor FTW!

Link Posted: 8/25/2012 12:40:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2012 12:42:40 PM EST by Hammer2Fall]
Originally Posted By Spikes08:

Originally Posted By Hammer2Fall:
Cool.


3. Join the NRA


How come you don't have an NRA icon?

Good question. How do I get one? I am a member.



I <<think>> you have to send an image of your member card (not redacted) to Goatboy.

IM Goatboy though, as I may be forgetting the correct process.


ETA: Here you go, I found the thread for you.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_1/1233259_NRA_Program___Get_Your_Icon_.html
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 1:03:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hammer2Fall:
Originally Posted By Spikes08:

Originally Posted By Hammer2Fall:
Cool.


3. Join the NRA


How come you don't have an NRA icon?

Good question. How do I get one? I am a member.



I <<think>> you have to send an image of your member card (not redacted) to Goatboy.

IM Goatboy though, as I may be forgetting the correct process.


ETA: Here you go, I found the thread for you.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_1/1233259_NRA_Program___Get_Your_Icon_.html

Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 1:16:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 1:18:10 PM EST
Wow... Truly insparing post!!! That table is simpy amazing...
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 1:20:42 PM EST
That is cool as fuck!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 1:25:28 PM EST
The grenade feet was a pretty good idea! Outstanding table. I have a few Mosin crates in the basement............
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 3:48:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By 50cal:
The grenade feet was a pretty good idea! Outstanding table. I have a few Mosin crates in the basement............

Are they full of goodness?
Link Posted: 8/25/2012 3:51:44 PM EST
Very Nice!
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