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Project by JR45 posted 792 days ago 1548 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another small project, a box to hold salmon flies, using one of my favourite veneers, birch mazur. The carcass is made from a small teak off- cut I found in the workshop and the lid is an insert of birch mazur. The lid had several coats of Tung oil but the teak was left unfinished as it is naturally water resistant. The interior ripple foam came from Farlows of Pall Mall in London. I think the box is kept on display and rarely sees the river bank!!

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 792 days ago

Great looking box.

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Trev_Batstone

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#2 posted 792 days ago

Lovely wood on the lid.. great looking box.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 792 days ago

Another lovely little box. As a fellow fly fisherman, this one leaps up on the interest scale! Working in very small scale is a talent you seem to have in abundance. This box also makes me want to look seriously for a project to use the mazur birch veneer I have on the shelf. :-)
Roger

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

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 792 days ago

Great use of materials, that’s beautiful…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 792 days ago

Very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#6 posted 791 days ago

The lid looks very fluid just like a stream with boulders and eddie currents. Nice selection of wood.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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JR45

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#7 posted 791 days ago

Thanks. That’s why I like to use this veneer on items that have a “fishy” context. It certainly makes me think of flowing and broken water.

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

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dustysawyer

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#8 posted 791 days ago

Yep. In your piece of veneer, I can see a Coho, a Sockeye, and a Chinook and even a Rainbow awaiting the roe in the gravel there. Those dowel splines are a nice touch also. How about the “ring of the rise” in this box lid? I didn’t make this box but it is what inspired me toward box making. I have a piece of Walnut with a similar “ring” awaiting a future box – probably a box for a collectible reel like your recent post. Thanks for the inspiration.

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JR45

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#9 posted 791 days ago

What a beautiful piece of wood – absolutely perfect for a fish related box. You couldn’t simulate something like that even if you tried. Looking forward to seeing what your walnut piece turns out like.

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

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CalgaryGeoff

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#10 posted 786 days ago

Hey Dusty,

You have a following now for your trout box project. Look forward to seeing your project completed.

Cheers

CG

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Schwieb

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#11 posted 769 days ago

very nice… maybe too nice for a lure box on a fishing trip. You gave me an idea of what to do with a few old lures and related fishing stuff I have collected.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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JR45

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#12 posted 769 days ago

Ken
The recipient (it was a birthday present) keeps it at home!
Jim

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

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