Yul Lose Posted January 27 Share Posted January 27 (edited) This cart is titled The Duke for obvious reasons. I built this cart for Mayhem Miller down in Texas. There’s a bit of a story how he came to be the winner of the raffle ticket and it starts a couple of years ago when Colorado Jackson won a LOCAS gun cart raffle. CoJac wanted a roll top cart with a Texas theme and while I was building it and he was feeding me ideas of the Texas themed accouterments and art work, CoJac passed away suddenly due to Covid. Well Big Iron Patnode was the lucky winner of the last LOCAS raffle that I held and him being from Texas and a close friend of CoJacs he wanted to carry on CoJacs Texas themed cart and with CoJacs wife’s approval I finished the build and BIP is the owner of the Texas gun cart. Well the raffle ticket that BIP won was kind of in limbo so we came up with the idea of raffling off that winning ticket and donating all of the raffle money to CoJacs widow and Mayhem Miller was the lucky winner. When I talked with Mayhem Miller about his upcoming cart build I’d been thinking about building a themed cart using some tin signs with movie poster artwork on them. Mayhem and his dad are big John Wayne fans and the more we talked the more I wanted to build a cart around John Wayne and his movies. The ticket was for one of my Express carts, open no doors or roll top and the themed cart was going to cost a bit more for the signs and the door and such and Mayhem agreed to pay extra for the materials and signs so the deal was done. Mayhem wanted the Cross and the Cowboy emblem up on the door crest and my pard Trainwreck laser engraved the artwork that’s inlayed on the crest, turned out really nice. Double Diamond did all of the leatherwork and be sure and stay tuned for the next cart that I post at EOT, he really created some artwork on that one. Here’s what I came up with for The Duke gun cart. The lumber is African Black Limba with through and sliding dovetail joinery and mortise and tenon joinery where needed. The concho hole covers are similar to the ones that Mayhem has on his gunbelt and holsters. The locking bar to keep the long guns in place is held up and down in place with rare earth magnets, works really well. I installed a SG brush and swab holder on the door below the holsters. The cart disassembles easily into 3 manageable pieces, the chest, the carriage and the cabinet. Edited January 27 by Yul Lose 31 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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