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Project by blyther posted 1663 days ago 2769 views 19 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a newbee in woodworking, I chose this Fly box as my real first project. The first pic is a hickory box (closed) and an oak box with the Flies. The other boxes are oak and walnut. They are light and thin enough to put in my fishing vest. I gave one to my son as I think he will store spare change or misc stuff in his. Let me know what you think of my 1st little project…PS I learned a lot on this one!!

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,





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Loucarb

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#1 posted 1663 days ago

Great looking boxes. You would never know those where your first projects. Very nice craftsmanship.

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buckeyedudes

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#2 posted 1663 days ago

WOW – great thinking!
Nice work and of course I love the walnut baby.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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branch

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#3 posted 1663 days ago

hi nice looking little boxes like the shape off them keep up the good work p s what kind off henge’s are the never seen one as small

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blyther

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#4 posted 1663 days ago

They are 10mm Barrel hinges. Thanks guys for the nice words!

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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alaskadiver

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#5 posted 1663 days ago

How come I never thought of this? These are brilliant and wouldn’t be surprised to see a following for these in the flyfishing community. Now I just need one big enought to hold King Salmon flies! Can’t wait to see your future projects, and maybe some fishing photos.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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bigike

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#6 posted 1663 days ago

nice looken boxes.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Glen

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#7 posted 1663 days ago

Really nice looking boxes, Paul.

-- Glen

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Monty Queen

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#8 posted 1663 days ago

Those are awesome boxes, great design, they look like a seasoned wood worker made them. Fantastic job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Joshua C.

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#9 posted 1663 days ago

VERY NICE WORK!! How did you remove the material from the inside of the boxes? I’m a novice Flycaster and beginning woodworker. Great job!!

-- Follow the son

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blyther

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#10 posted 1662 days ago

Joshua, I used a round over bit on my router table, sides and corners. Thanks for asking. These are nice boxes for flys but I’m finding out due to the size that my girls (19, 21) think they would work great for rings , ear rings etc. I was a fun project.

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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mafe

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#11 posted 1662 days ago

Wonderful boxes, I like to fish, and I will have to one a day.
Wish I had a daddy like you!
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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SawJockey

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#12 posted 1662 days ago

Excellent work!! Great idea for the hinges and magnetic catch looks like I have a few design changes to make now. I have been planning on making some for my brother and nephew and was wondering where you found the foam for the inside.

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brunob

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#13 posted 1662 days ago

Very nice project. Gives me some ideas.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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stefang

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#14 posted 1662 days ago

What do I think about these? hmmm, maybe I should quit woodworking is what I am thinking. What a great job you did on these boxes! And they are your first project! I think you must be a natural born woodworker. This would be a great gift for my son and grandson who are both avid fly fishers. I just finished a fly tying caddy for my grandson a couple of hours ago, and I’m going to give it to him tomorrow.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Toughskin

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#15 posted 1662 days ago

Terrific flyfishing boxes! They are beautiful. Great Work.

-- Dan - Marion, Iowa - Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone

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