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Project by Cedrus posted 11-23-2008 07:37 PM 3942 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.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#1 posted 11-23-2008 08:23 PM

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 11-23-2008 08:36 PM

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 11-23-2008 09:15 PM

Great job !
Very interesting idea.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 11-23-2008 09:29 PM

Very nice fly box!! Well done.

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#5 posted 11-23-2008 09:43 PM

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

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#6 posted 11-23-2008 10:11 PM

Beautiful, well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#7 posted 11-23-2008 10:25 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 11-23-2008 11:06 PM

this is incredible…very nice!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 11-23-2008 11:10 PM

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 11-23-2008 11:37 PM

That’s an amazing tackle box!

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

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#11 posted 11-24-2008 12:26 AM

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 11-24-2008 03:33 AM

Very Sweet.

Nice construction.


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#13 posted 11-24-2008 04:44 AM

That’s beautiful, very beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 11-24-2008 05:13 AM

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 11-24-2008 07:26 PM

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

-- Happy woodworking!

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