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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.
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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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#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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#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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#4 posted 02-08-2012 01:55 PM
Very nice box. Nice veneer. Good job.
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#5 posted 02-08-2012 06:03 PM
That’s outstanding work on both the reel and the box.
-- 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.
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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!
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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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#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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#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..
-- " Unwanted mistakes.... are missed opportunities"......
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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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#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/
#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.
#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!
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