Yul Lose Posted February 28 Share Posted February 28 (edited) At EOT 2022 a young couple asked me if I’d build them a gun cart with the Blazing Saddles theme.They left everything up to me and didn’t want to see any pictures of the build process or of the finished cart until they saw it at EOT 2023. Well today was the day and by the looks on their faces I think they were very surprised and pleased. The door and front panels are tin signs with replica movie posters on them and Double Diamond carved, tooled and painted the Blazing Saddle on the crest of the door and the Horse in a noose on the front of the chest and the Blazing Saddles banner down on the front of the carriage below the chest. He also built the holsters on the doors, seats and other leather items on the cart. He really did some amazing work on this cart. The cart is built out of African black limba lumber with through and sliding dovetail joinery throughout with mortise and tenon joinery where needed. You’ll notice I fractal burned the spokes to go along with the Blazing subject. The narrow tray in the chest has slots for 2 boxes of shotgun shells and the rest of the tray and sub tray is for tools and other small match essentials. The lift tray and sub tray are for more tools, oil, first aid items safety glasses, ear plugs etc.. In the bottom of the chest are 2 bins for loaded loading strips, each bin will hold 6 strips and as you use the strips just put the empty strip back where you got it and grab another. The locking bar on the interior of the cabinet is held in place by rare earth magnets in the down and up positions. They wanted a pair of brown holsters and a pair of black holsters to keep their handguns separated for each user. The Duke Gun Cart that I posted a couple of weeks ago and this cart are my first carts using the tin movie signs and I learned quite a bit about working with these things a few do’s and far more don’ts that I can use in the future. Edited February 28 by Yul Lose 24 5 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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