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Blog entry by PopsHuckster posted 10-27-2016 11:09 PM 867 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After spending most of the summer painting the house and getting ready to sell and move, it was time to spend a little tie in the shop. Too cold to work outside today (wet too). So I worked on the fishing reel I started a couple months ago with a drawing. I had an antique reel that was laying about and waiting for a future so I decided it was time to make another lamp for down at the beach. The reel works (i.e. it turns the spool by cranking the handle). I started by firing up the Gear Generator program I used when I made the Frankenswitch a while back. Love that program. After sizing it so the final project wouldn’t get to oversized, I laid it all out on graph paper. The original design called for a ring gear setup but after looking at what i needed to do to make the spool turn the right way, I went to a simple gear setup.. 2 horizontal gears.

Here’s the layout for the gears. Simple inline 2-gear setup.

Here’s the layers. This is the crank side. The other side is a mirror of E, *B, A and G. The extra B wasn’t necessary.

Here’s the final assembly. I used walnut, mahogany, BB and maple scraps.

The more I think about it, I might use this for one end of a set of bookends. The other end could have a couple oversized lures. Hmmmmmm

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#1 posted 10-27-2016 11:13 PM

P.S. I did slightly modify the dimensions while cutting. I made all the layers except E the same rather then having them ‘stepped’. Made it a lot easier to keep things smooth. The dowels holding the sides together are 1/8” stock and are drilled through layers A & B of both end sections.

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#2 posted 10-28-2016 12:51 PM

Really love this project and of course had to check out all your others also and just love your truck and lamp!!!

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 01:42 AM

Thanks! Always great to know efforts are appreciated.


Really love this project and of course had to check out all your others also and just love your truck and lamp!!!

- htl


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#4 posted 11-07-2016 02:11 AM

Been working on the lures the past week on/off with still working on the house getting ready to put in on the market. Used spalted maple to make the 3 lures – 2 small one large with treble hooks. Not too much trouble cutting the first 2 blanks on the scrollsaw but the 3rd was a challenge. The blank was 1-3/4×2-1/4. The small scrollsaw I use inside my computer room over the winters was having a hard time getting through the wood blank so i warmed up the shop and used my better saw. It took almost a half hour to do the compound cuts but it came out fine in the end.

Here’s the drawings/patterns and the glued on blocks ready to cut.

Here’s the expanded cuts once the compounds were done on the first 2 small lures.

Here’s the final 2 small lures before fins and sanding.

After adding the fins, sanding and inserting the eyelets. I made the treble hooks from large paper clips, soldered them to shape and wound the shaft with thin copper wire. not sure if I’ll spray them with silver paint or not. I think I’m just going to keep the lures natural and seal them with a gloss urethane.

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#5 posted 11-09-2016 03:53 AM

Put the final touches and finishes on the reel and the lures today. Butcher Block Conditioner for the reel because of it lubricating properties and how it darkened the wood just right. And 3 coats of gloss urethane for the lures. I’m not going to paint the hooks like I though because I like the hand made appearance. I did find already made #4 no barb treble hooks from Bass Pro Shops for $9.99 / 9 hooks. Could have saved myself a couple sore hands if I would have just bought hooks. But then ….

Now I have to decide if I’m going to make a table lamp or book ends with it all.

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#6 posted 11-09-2016 06:20 AM

Which ever way you go it will turn out super nice from looking at these parts!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#7 posted 11-10-2016 06:13 PM

Hmmmm… It’s a lamp… no, it’s bookends… No it’s a lamp. OK IT’s a lamp.

Now all I have to do is put the decals on the line spool top and the rod handle then urethane it all. And it really is done. Whew…

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