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Old 03-12-2013, 05:01 PM   #21
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My homemade safe!! Kinda cool!

"kinda cool" ha! thats punny!



one protected Harrison Ford's a** from a nuke


A few years back I welded pipe for a fire protection company in tampa. I used 2 feet of 10" sched 40 pipe, welded a bottom to it with holes to bolt to the floor of my closet. For the lid I welded a combination master lock with the dial poking through and a tab to actuate the latch. then welded a steel tab to the loop of the lock as the dead bolt.

easy, handy little gun/valuable safe. pretty cheap too, about $25 in material. you could make it as deep as you want and could house 3-4 riffles.

Wish I still had pictures
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Genius, until the local champagne thief shows up. If no one knows you even have a safe, then you're safe.
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I think a quarter inch of steel is all my welder can handle. So thats what I'm go ing to have to use . I have a 40 inch lathe that I can make some dead bolts with or dead rods depending on how you look at it. Its not going to be Fort Knox certifide but it will be better then what I have. I like the idea of making something that will fit my needs. I also believe I can make it somewhat fire proof for 30 minutes to an hour using concrete boards glued together which will also add more weight to it. If someone really wants in your gun safe they will get into it. Just watch youtube and they show you how its done.
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That an old fridge or freezer? I see it has a lock. Lot of those upright freezers have those. A lock change and maybe another added and that be one secure box. As is still pretty nice
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Its the hinge that should be addressed. We refer to the locking commercial standalone freezers as "reach ins" in the restaurant biz. The locks are there to keep employees from making off with good's after hours. If I really wanted in, I'd pry the hinge side off.
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Checked out the price of material to make my gun safe. Its not much cheaper then buying a medium safe from Cosco. The price of steel 1\4 inch isn't that bad. But the cutting and welding and maching that I would have to do is alot of work. Granted I would have one that is tailered to my needs. Just not sure it would be worth it.
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Hete is something different. Would of taken some pictures but the wife had my phone. This guy made a gun safe out of a large propane tank. It has a magnetic lock so there is no visable key or locking mechanisim. He has it in a corner of his house and the way its made it turns to open. He had cut a pie shape cut out and he made it to where the back is stationary and the front revolves over the back. Inside he has racks that follow are against the tank. No its not fire proof but the way its made thete is no way to pry it open unless you tear out the wall. Its bolted to the floor and has a huge bearing underneath it that supports the whole thing. This guy makes smokers out of these propane tanks and one day got a wild hair and made this. Going to have to gwt some pictures. He really thought this thing out. Doesn't even look like a gun safe. Looks more like a water storage tank.
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That's awesome
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The refrigerator is a good idea but not for me, no way, my spare fridge is a keg cooler.
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