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A Portable Shore Fishing Chair with Rod Holders.Using only a 2×10 and no nails I designed and put together a shore fishing chair for when I fish for catfish and don’t take the boat out or for when I fish the sea wall at Port Aransas. It carry’s in 4 parts counting the connecting wedge. I have seen something like this is a old pioneer museum that was used on a wagon train for portable chairs.They said they packed them on the bottom of the wagon floor to pack flat and it was the last thing they unloaded for mealtime when setting up camp. I think someone called it a keel chair but I’m not sure. I was surprised how comfortable and sturdy it is. Now when the weather breaks and its shore fishing time I’m ready or when I have to catch the next wagon train out of Abilene. I make a 3d model in shetchy from Google as seen in the last pic.

-- "Bazinga"





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-08-2012 10:54 PM

Pretty darn slick,well done.

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Tokolosi

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 11:19 PM

Ingenious! Very cool!

Its missing a cup holder though, to put your beer can in when that big one takes the bait!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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ed220

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 11:54 PM

What a great idea..Easy to pack up and tote around. Good job.

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 01:57 AM

Brilliant Tim, and a good story and history lesson to boot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 02:23 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 03:07 AM

Now that’s cool and useful!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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merle

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 03:21 AM

good one

-- merle

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nobuckle

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#8 posted 01-09-2012 04:36 AM

That’s really a nifty idea. I need to make some of those to go around an outdoor table I made a while back. Thanks for the post.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Manitario

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#9 posted 01-09-2012 04:57 AM

That is a pretty cool idea!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#10 posted 01-09-2012 05:04 AM

dakremer might have a rival

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Sanman

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#11 posted 01-09-2012 12:35 PM

Looks GREAT, I think I would add a boat cushion to sit on.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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Bye Bye

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#12 posted 01-09-2012 03:01 PM

Packed with wing nut bolts and cut a handle to be ready to go.

-- "Bazinga"

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Gabe C.

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#13 posted 01-09-2012 04:41 PM

That’s pretty cool!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#14 posted 01-09-2012 08:46 PM

How do you keep it from sinking into the sand?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#15 posted 01-09-2012 09:51 PM

Nice job Tim. I plan on returning to Port A this spring and might make 2 of these before I come!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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