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Project by Cedrus posted 2097 days ago 3461 views 28 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A project for a client that is an ‘avid’ fly fisherman and wanted a nice place to store and display his fly lures.

The case is white maple and mahogany. Tapered legs. Drawer runners are purple heart. Drawer liners and case bottom is 1/4 inch maple ply. The dividers are mohogany. The lid is quite heavy with 1/4 inch tempered glass and I didn’t have hardware that would support the weight and not look heavy until I was working on my car and the idea of the support came to me. It ‘parks’ in it’s own groove when down. The no mortise hinges are from Lee Valley. The inside drawer liners are a foam like material to ‘set’ the flies when on display.

The measurements are 19.5 w x 15.5 d x 12 h.

-- Cedrus of British Columbia

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#1 posted 2097 days ago

Very beautiful job. I can appreciate the work that went into this box. I’m sure your client was happy with it. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 2097 days ago

That’s going into my favorites! Fantastic. I’ve been thinking along those lines for my knife collection and other small collectibles. Really nice! Do the drawers have inserts, so that the top can be rotated? Looks like that’s what you did.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 2097 days ago

Great job !
Very interesting idea.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 2097 days ago

Very nice fly box!! Well done.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 2097 days ago

Awesome work. The design really works for me and I like the contrasting wood. How long did it take to make?

-- - A Woodworking & Renovation Blog & - I make. You buy.

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#6 posted 2097 days ago

Beautiful, well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#7 posted 2097 days ago

just magnificent. A display case for the artistic flies. Sweet.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 2097 days ago

this is incredible…very nice!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 2097 days ago

Amazing work, this gave me a great idea for a xmas gift. It would also be great for my girlfriend who does scrapbooking and bead making.
Thanks for Sharing

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#10 posted 2097 days ago

That’s an amazing tackle box!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 2097 days ago

You did a great job. I’m sure the customer is more than pleased.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#12 posted 2097 days ago

Very Sweet.

Nice construction.


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#13 posted 2097 days ago

That’s beautiful, very beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 2097 days ago

Yikes, that will store a lot of flies. Very nice design and execution.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#15 posted 2096 days ago

Incredible! I love it. Beautiful, functional, and so well done.

-- Happy woodworking!

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