I haven’t been too active on the site lately. But I have been making sawdust in preparation for antique fishing tackle show that I attend, and display at, each year as a member of a fishing tackle collecting club. I’ve shown past examples of all these projects in my projects pages. So, I thought I would just post the latest versions. Wish me luck this coming weekend.
I bill these as tackle storage chests, but they’re based on a machinist-type chest for small tools. There’s multiple uses for these though: tools, bead-craft, needle point thread, small parts, pocket knife collecting, etc. etc. I have put tackle chest type dividers in each drawer in the past yet the time involved drives the price point beyond what most seem willing to pay. These are not high end cabinetry. Just rabbets and glue on the drawer corners. The bottom is glued and tacked to the drawer frame. The bottom 1/4” material is oversized to slide in dadoes in the case sides. All but one unit’s case is recyled material clearing out the cut-offs. The Mahogany colored cases were casework for two old electronic organs in their previous life. The two other little ones are from a left-over small piece of ash ply and regular construction grade ply. Therefore, all except the solid oak unit is sized to fit the recycled ply casework. Drawer fronts and carcases are a mixture of recycled pine, ply and pallet oak. I spent a little more time on a solid red oak example in the last pic, but am leaving it unfinished because I’ve heard – “Boy, I wish it was this color!” too many times and again, it keeps the price point down.
This next piece is the latest incarnation of a custom display case for antique tackle. Most spouses delegate their husband’s/wive’s fishing tackle collection to a back room or somewhere out of sight. It was my hope to create something that could sit in a living room and also provide a fine home for someone’s high dollar examples from this old time tackle company. Red oak, dovetailed case, frame and panel top, marquetry and painted (lettering) lid interior, hinged fitted plate glass to protect tackle from unwanted touchers when the lid is open
Laminated dip net of red oak and walnut
-- Paul, Texas