|Project by Paul M||posted 03-16-2011 02:14 AM||3713 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
Getting back into the swing of things, after taking some time to fix some body parts, and have been doing the usual type things. Now just starting on a large project that will fill at least one living room wall. Anyway, while rearranging the shop I finally got tired of picking up tubes of fly rods and misc. rods that kept getting in the way, and falling down with a clatter. Figured that they should have a place of their own like my fly tying stuff done sometime back. In checking the usual big purveyors of outdoor gear, everything seemed much too knock down and ship flat with maximum amounts of pressed wood or MDF. Sort of lacking in class.
This was designed borrowing a few ideas from existing products, but sizing etc to fit what I wanted. This could have been made just as functional using pine and poplar, but what the hell, this was being designed and made for me! Used a bit of my stash of figured maple and some straight-grained rift sawn red oak that was being saved for the right project.
Interesting, while finishing this up I realized, this was something you would probably never see in a store, and really only has to please me. All in all I found this a most satisfying use for some nice pieces of wood.
-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather