|Project by doubleDD||posted 10-13-2016 01:36 PM||704 views||5 times favorited||45 comments|
Although my grandson hasn’t reached 2 yet I decided to build him his first tackle box. My daughter in law wanted a small box to put letters and numbers in for some kind of learning game they have for him, so it will be used for that until he gets a little older to use it for fishing. A 2-fer.
I also bought him one of those pen size fishing rod and reels to put in there. Opens up to 38’’, perfect size for him.
It’s 12’’ x 7’’ x 7’’. The raised panel top is made out of chestnut I got from my next door neighbors tree and the sides are from ash trees from the neighbor across the street. She lost 11 ash trees and I made out. The tray has removable dividers except the center one which acts as a handle. Also the black foam on top makes a tight seal so all the small loose tackle will not get mixed up if knocked over. The handle is made out of black locust and the hardware was from an old briefcase. Finished with 2 coats of BLO and 3 coats of polyurethane.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.