|Cick on this link to see some of the chests that have been made & a few Tips too.|
First, I want to thank those of you who gave
me feedback early on. It was helpful in sorting some things out.
|The dolly pictured was $30 at our local Staples office supply. It's rated at 200 lb.. They had one rated 100 lb., but the wheels were too small for uneven ground. This is a more versatile solution as I can also haul my tripod case, ammo, gear, etc. And $30 - I couldn't have gotten off cheaper putting wheels on the transit case, if my time is worth anything to me.|
|What did the original shipping crates look like? Click on image at right to see some photos.|
Click on any image to enlarge.
is the finished box crammed into my little computer room where I keep most of
my WII goodies. I pushed the back legs of the M2 tripod together so the gun
would sit on the box. I got the 30.06 dummy ammo from Northridge - dated '43.
Belt is dated 1942.
The makeup of the case is simple. It's basic ammo box construction. I have tried to keep the box as small as possible. This version is:
11 1/4" tall
|Olive drab, of course. I made a stencil by printing it on a sheet of card stock (landscape and as big as will fit), covering the lettering with clear packing tape (top side only and don't overlap tape), then cutting the letters out with an Exacto knife. See below for a stencil font. You can see the stencil in the above photo, at the far right.|
Here are some weights and dimensions which might be useful
in determining the size and weight of a proposed design.
ITEM WEIGHT LENGTH
|I made this True Type stencil font & named it Browning. Word processing software is really just a graphic program which specializes in images of letters, but they are still just images, and a picture can easily be substituted for a letter. For instance, in the Browning font, if you hit the ">" key, you get this:|
|If you want to see more of the Browning related images contained in this font, click on the machine gun above. If you want to download this font, click on the "Browning.ttf" graphic above. Once the font is downloaded, drop it in your Windows/Fonts directory.|