Artisan Woodworker

 Quail Flats Gunning Box

Being an artisan woodworker I specialize in producing these one of a kind hand made Quail Flats Gunning Boxes.  Solid Cherry hardwood and solid brass hardware. Dovetail joinery with raised panels top and bottom. Built to honor a lifetime of memories.  Measuring 22" L. by 9 5/8" H. and 9" W. with removable interior tray. Contact

Handmade Gunning Boxes
 Review given by avid hunter without payment, read below.

When it comes to purchasing any thing I subscribe to the axiom: “you get what you pay for.” Obviously, the difficulty lies in the first half of the axiom, possessing the requisite knowledge necessary to evaluate what it is you’re really getting.  Today, it should be very rare to make a “bad” purchase, with all the customer feedback available via the web

After too many years of using backpacks and gunnysacks, really I’ve used everything under the sun, I went back to a wooden box for stowing and transporting my hunting gear.  I’ve purchased at least four  “boxes” in the last half dozen years and found myself repairing each one, to some degree, every “off-season”. Frankly, the tomato crate with a slide-on top and cut out handles required less maintenance than those from “big name” sporting shops but much too heavy and bulky.  This off-season I vowed to find a better “Mouse Trap” rather than repair another one.  After reading Ms. Terry’s blog recounting the origin of the Gunning Box in which she addressed all of my issues and complaints with my previous boxes I thought I may have found the holy grail of hunting gear organization and transportation. And I did, The Quail Flats Gunning Box.

First, after you get over its understated beauty, pick it up and open it, you can really feel the attention to detail and how well it’s constructed. The dovetails are perfectly matched with no ridges or open seams. The finish has been expertly sanded and sealed to create a deep and rich look without the high gloss sheen. The divided lift-out tray is solid, and lightweight thanks to its cherry dowels.  Second, both the hardware and wood selections are of the very best quality. The handles, hasp and hinges are appropriately sized for strength and are visually appealing. Careful wood selection (Cherry in my case) avoided blemished materials without the look of my dining room table, a very nice balance indeed. Finally, the “little” details that are clearly the product of field-use experience. Like the “knuckle saving” built in handle stops, perpendicular to the box.. Hinges that by support the top (lid) just past 90 degrees in an upright position, which prevent the top’s weight from tearing the hinges out. The Quail Flats Gunning Box’s size allows for plenty of gear without being awkward to carry.  Don’t think it’s useful only for shot gunning. On my second day I swapped out the ammo and cleaning kit, leaving general hunting supplies, then added my spotting scope, compact tri-pod and headed for the range with my deer rifle.

I’m highly confident that the Quail Flats Gunning Box will last not only my lifetime but also my son’s (five years old) and his son or daughter’s as well. You know there’s no zealot like a convert so if you would like to discuss, Ms. Terry has my number; call me.

Warm regards,      M. Kevin Linch


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Custom dovetailed drawers made from 1/2" Maple apple plywood. 
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