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Built-From-Scratch 8-Gun Carousel
“I made this 8-gun carousel for my father’s 75th birthday, with help from my family,” says Tim Vail, New Brunswick.
    “The main cabinet is 3/4-in. Russian Birch while the disks are plywood. I routed pockets for the buttstocks after some trial and error to make sure scopes would clear.
    “My mother and daughter helped cut out and place the felt inlays. The 2 1/4–in. steel shaft at the center is from a 1983 New Holland 847 round baler that broke years ago and sat in my dad’s shed for 25 years. The bottom turns in an old bearing from the same baler while the top fits into a throwout bearing from a Ford truck that my dad bought new back in 1977. I put two coats of lacquer on the shaft. The inside of the custom cabinet is finished with pickwick pine and aromatic cedar.”
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tim Vail, Belleisle Creek, New Brunswick, Canada.

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #3