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Project by Jim Rowe posted 02-08-2012 12:57 PM 1870 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small box from Teak and Birch Mazur to hold a hand made fishing reel. The Birch Mazur veneer always reminds me of running water.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!





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Maveric777

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 01:10 PM

Very nice! I got to agree… It does look like running water… Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 01:45 PM

Lovely little box. Nice design, nice choice of woods, nice detailing, well made. On balance, an all-around winner. I like this box a lot.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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mauibob

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 01:46 PM

Can’t go wrong with this one! I love the figure on the lid. Nice job.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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ed220

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 01:55 PM

Very nice box. Nice veneer. Good job.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 06:03 PM

That’s outstanding work on both the reel and the box.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 07:42 PM

Very nice box ,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Rowe

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 09:02 PM

Many thanks for everyone’s comments. I am tempted to add more projects!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 11:52 PM

Add more !! This is a great box and the reel looks good too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Martyroc

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#9 posted 02-09-2012 12:56 AM

Good job, and definatley add more projects. I am fairly new to LJ’s myself and I can tell you it’s very addicting. I should be working on projects now, but I am too busy marveling at all these projects. My wife is already given me that glare, cause she knows I have about 7 or 8 in progress now.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 02-09-2012 02:05 AM

Beautiful box, but I was admiring the handmade reel….I guess that comes from being a fisherman. It looks like it was turned out of aluminum (?) alloy…anyway, beautiful on both counts…..thanks for posting..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#11 posted 02-09-2012 03:29 AM

Great job on both projects your hand work is excellent

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Will Mego

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#12 posted 02-09-2012 04:48 AM

yes, I was more curious about the reel as well. As an avid fly fisherman, do tell!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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Jim Rowe

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#13 posted 02-09-2012 09:24 AM

The reel is known as a trotting reel! Made from solid aluminium it has a free running ball bearing race that allows the float to pull line off the reel as the current pulls the float and the bait through the water. It is a peculiar English style of river fishing which gives a very natural bait presentation. The original reel cost over £150 quite a few years ago and had been stored in its original rather tatty cardboard box. Hence the request for a more fitting home. Glad it has been of interest.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Will Mego

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#14 posted 02-09-2012 06:30 PM

oh, I see, so it allows the line to run with as little drag as possible. A sort of lazy mend. Thanks!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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