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For the longest time I have kept my HD pistol in a drawer by my bed. This worked well enough. When I had kids a few years later, I added a kid lock that uses a magnet to unlock the drawer. (No it won't keep a criminal out, but it will keep a 5 year old out.)

I finally added a custom cut foam pad that keeps the various items from sliding around. I bought the foam online and made a jig setup that uses electricity to heat a wire that cuts the foam.

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Mine works on the same concept, but I wanted it to have capacity to do deeper cuts and I wanted to control the angle of the cut. I looked at some of the hand held versions, but I didn't think I could ensure the cut angle was constant.

here is a pic of my setup:
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Also, I used a dimmer switch to control the heat of the element to make sure I could cut easily, but not burn it.

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was it hard to make?

The cutter took some time to build. Also, I made a pencil jig that allows you to trace patterns of irregular shaped objects.

Using the cutter to trace out the cut out pattern was relatively simple. This is the first thing I attempted and I am pretty happy with how it came out.

If anyone is interested, I could post more pictures of the cutter and jig for you to make your own.
 
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I think that looks good. I would add cut outs near the grip so your hand can get around the grip of the gun quickly. Just food for thought
 
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It doesn't show very well, but the gun isn't completely flush of the foam pad. It picks out of there pretty easy, although adding finger holes would be pretty easy...
 
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Pretty slick, and a nice little setup.

Not to be rude, but I do have to question the cuffs though. I mean, I don't think I would want to go hands on with a person in my house.
 
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Pretty slick, and a nice little setup.

Not to be rude, but I do have to question the cuffs though. I mean, I don't think I would want to go hands on with a person in my house.

Those aren't for bad guys... those are what we call marital aids, he built a matching set for the other drawers for the ball gag and riding crop. :s0112:
 
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Lol but hey I keep cuffs for intruders. I'm not going to kill someone unless my life is threatened. Anyway there's a thread for that. Very nice and clean job! I'm inspired now. Where did u get the foam?
 
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