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Project by DonDA posted 1827 days ago 2758 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my first posting of a project. I made this chest of drawers to store all my flytying materials. They were scattered in many bins. Now I have them all separated and in one spot. Dividers help keep small items separated in the smaller drawers. I made the carcass out of aspen and the drawer fronts out of poplar. I wasn’t ready to tackle dovetail joints on the drawers yet, but I have started my next project for my daughter and that is going to include dovetail joints. Been doing a lot of practicing. This was a lot of fun to make and has me much more organized. I took the basic design from a picture I saw in a flytying magazine and used the basic outside dimensions and came up with the rest myself.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1827 days ago

No flys on you there all in that great chest

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1827 days ago

That looks like a serious flytying addiction you’ve got there!

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

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#3 posted 1827 days ago

Boy thats a lot of flies. Very nice work.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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huff

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#4 posted 1827 days ago

Don, Great looking chest. If that chest is full of flies and flytying materials, how do you find time to do woodworking? lol. Super job.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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DonDA

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#5 posted 1827 days ago

Huff – you ID’d the problem. Mainly flyfishing in the spring and summer, woodworking the rest of the year. Between the 2 hobbies and 2 grandkids there isn’t a minute left in the day.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#6 posted 1827 days ago

Lots of drawers on that cabinet. Great idea. Good job!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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dustbunny

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#7 posted 1827 days ago

Wow Don,
This is beautiful. I think a chest of drawers like this would be handy in the shop as well. Pen parts, small tools and such. Great idea!!

Lisa

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Bradford

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#8 posted 1826 days ago

WOW! that’s a great build. I’m adding it to my favorites.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Ampeater

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#9 posted 1826 days ago

I agree with Lisa. It would make a great addition in the shop. I am also adding it to my favorites.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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Kindlingmaker

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#10 posted 1826 days ago

This is a really nice looiking cabinet! I really like the top.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 1818 days ago

Nice job on the storage unit! I like organization. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 1659 days ago

great chest you have done I like it
what are the dimension and how high are the drawers

Dennis a newbee

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blyther

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#13 posted 1659 days ago

Nice job Don, being a fly fisherman as well, I just made serveral “fly boxes” to put in my vest. If you haven’t already made one yet …with your skills you should make one/some.

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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DonDA

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#14 posted 1658 days ago

Dennisgrosen – the top drawers are 3” high, then the bottom drawer is 5” and the next 2 are 4”. If you’re interested I have a sketchup model of it. I’m out of town right now, but will be back on the 13th and could get it to you.
blyther – do you have pictures of your boxes?

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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Elksniffer

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#15 posted 1658 days ago

Beautiful chest of drawers and an inspiration. I have materials scattered in two rooms, in various boxes and bags with some order and a fresh pheasant skin in my truck(artic refrigeration currently) and an elk hide in the shop that all could benefit with your design. I would be interested in your sketch up plans and have ample elk hair etc if you would like some.

Jeff in MT

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