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Project by jembo posted 08-06-2007 11:11 AM 1953 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

-Fly tying table made for a Scottish friend.

Beech, dovetails and through tenons

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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#1 posted 08-06-2007 11:50 AM

This would be great to take on fishing trips .. set it up on the picnic table.. and tie away!!
might need a lid on the compartments though so the feathers don’t all fly away while sitting outside:)

Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Oncle Jules

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#2 posted 08-06-2007 11:50 AM

Bravo Jembo!
On se réjouit de gouter au poisson pêché!
Oncle Jules

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#3 posted 08-06-2007 02:15 PM

Great job on your first project!

Isn’t it nice to be able to create a practical solution to your fly fishing needs. Beech wood will last forever – I had a nice workbench made from it, and it was near indestructible.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 08-06-2007 02:41 PM

very nice.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 08-06-2007 03:35 PM

good quality craftsmanship.

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#6 posted 08-06-2007 05:11 PM

Excellent work station!

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#7 posted 08-06-2007 07:54 PM

It looks good good and strong. If that was your first can’t wait to see more.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#8 posted 08-06-2007 08:32 PM

Thanks all for the comments, this was really the first thing that I ever made after I got a workbench, a gents saw and a set of stanley chisels and a copy of woodworking for dummies. Do’nt knock it, it is a great book to start out. I’ve made a point with all of my projects to include some new technique to learn and to challenge myself. Dovetails, dowels, rabbets, edge banding, resawing, m&ts, raising panels and finishing. Hooked….
I’m in the process of finishing the Luytens bench , before it is finished and I share my results I will post all the projects that I,ve completed so I can show what I have learned along the way.
Aubster, liked your trays; I have some steel wool soaking in vinager as we speak ; -) wth the intention of ebonizing some pegs for my bench. I think it’s apple vinager,(let’s see) again a first for me…......

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 08-06-2007 08:39 PM

Very nice a nice set up. It could be used for a lot of things.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 08-07-2007 12:11 AM

it came out very nice … bet your customer was thrilled

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 08-07-2007 07:25 AM

Nice job – well executed.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 08-07-2007 09:48 AM

Exceptional. Something about fly tying that requires a worktable like this – a precision sport requiring well made flys created on a purpose-built table. Very nice!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#13 posted 08-16-2007 11:23 PM

Ambitious joinery for your first project! Excellent job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 08-17-2007 09:39 PM

Nice job and congratulations on the commission!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 08-17-2007 09:56 PM

Really nice work! If this is your first, can’t wait to see more…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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