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2 years 47 weeks ago, 10:59 AM

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I'm having a tough time keeping the fire lit this morning, it was like a blast furness when I went to bed last night (3AM) but I may as well be trying to burn granite :<)

Anyway, I have to work on the old gunsafe today. All the foam rubber turned to yellow powder and made a mess. Some of the formed black rubber is good and the blue felt is good as well.

Question: I intend to replace the bad rubber seperator that the rifle bbls rested in. I'll use pine wood if it will not cause an issue with the gun metal. Ideas?

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2 years 47 weeks ago, 11:09 AM

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ha ha.. Actually i have an answer for you brother.. remember more guns are resting on wood than most anything starting with those in gun stores..

The only potential problem i see is the soft pine. not sure if it has any resins that could seep out.. I know that if you paint or varnish.. anything to seal that wood its going to be ok..

Why couldn't you just make the form, and glue some felt on it..

Better yet.. give those guns to me, and i can assure you they will fit in my cabinet..seriously i will check my gun cabinet.. its wood of course.. pretty sure its varnished, but will check..

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2 years 47 weeks ago, 11:38 AM

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no problem

use the pine,find some felt to glue on the pine after you install the pine,and you are done.If you don't want to use felt,make sure the pine is kiln dried cabinet grade.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
2 years 47 weeks ago, 11:54 AM

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I have one in Hunter Green which is in New condition that I really would like to get ride of. $800.00 takes it, though S&H will add another bit of $$...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 47 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

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I ain't got much scratch :<)

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2 years 47 weeks ago, 12:02 PM

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Wood=baseball bats, gun stocks, fire fuel. My bro has made some beautiful cabinets and desks in his shop.

Some ppl have all the talent and the rest of us are just handsome and charming.

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2 years 47 weeks ago, 12:22 PM

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False wall safe.

I mean, kids brake into home and think of all the places people tend to put their OS grab guns. Dirty Cloths Hamper, that neat NRA concealment Clock, between the mattress, behind books on a book shelve, in the fridge or a draw.

But a false wall is something that most home layouts will allow a person to build without it really being obvious to anyone who didn't know better. Better yet, if there is enough room it could be setup as a safe room for your wife and kids when your not there.

It wouldn't really cost so much when you consider the materials it would take to build one.

Now that would be a service to provide with a discount to NRA members, and it would benefit them also.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 47 weeks ago, 12:27 PM

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Rubber insulation

daisycutter wrote:
I'm having a tough time keeping the fire lit this morning, it was like a blast furness when I went to bed last night (3AM) but I may as well be trying to burn granite :<)

Anyway, I have to work on the old gunsafe today. All the foam rubber turned to yellow powder and made a mess. Some of the formed black rubber is good and the blue felt is good as well.

Question: I intend to replace the bad rubber seperator that the rifle bbls rested in. I'll use pine wood if it will not cause an issue with the gun metal. Ideas?

Have a look at the Black Rubber Insulation sold on a roll or by the foot? Automotive Parts Store should have it and also Lowes/HDpot.

Or as Lucky mentioned, 3M makes an great spray on contact cement that will bond felt to the wood and not bleed through and look like crap later.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 47 weeks ago, 12:42 PM

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SUPER77

3M super 77,kind of a inside joke around here,as in,let me get my super 77 and i'll be right over...nah,see it's an inside joke...the shit works tho.

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2 years 47 weeks ago, 1:19 PM

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cabinets. Works !
I was looking @ some gun storage options both at Midway & Wal*Mart. They both sell the same stuff in the lower end products. I like the idea of a locking gun storage cabinet since my main concern is 5 nosey kids, especially the 16 year old boy. Anyway, storage cabinets have evolved since the last time I looked at them years ago. The ones they sell now you can open with Swiss Army Knife that only has a corkscrew.

I'll make the support from pine and use 3M spray adhesive to hold the felt in place on my old safe.

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2 years 47 weeks ago, 1:20 PM

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Daisy

Not regarding the safe, I think LBC covered that, but the fire petering out. As the official "keeper of the flame" in my own mind, I will offer this. A lot of times after burning a good hot fire and then later you can't get shit going, it usually turns out to be an airflow thing. Did the last night's fire leave a shitload of ashes? It's probably affecting the draw of air. You need either empty some of the ashes or at least push them off to the side to let air come up from under. Then your fire will be blazing again.

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2 years 47 weeks ago, 1:37 PM

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Seriously, I took a look and you're in the X ring. I've been neglecting that chore. I'm lazy.
Thanks!

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