Based on the design of sturdy steamer trunks used when the British were colonising the world, traditional gun cases take weeks to make. Once a gun has returned from hardening, the finisher will reassemble it and prepare a plywood template for the casemaker. After drawing around the stock, action, barrels and fore-end the template is then cut out of the thin wood using a band saw. The casemaker then uses the template to make the case carcass and lid. The case is then lined with soft woolen baize cloth.