Tackle box

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Project by Russell posted 07-07-2012 04:33 PM 3426 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this little tackle box to keep my fishing gear in order and dry but mostly because just like a lot of other woodworkers, I dislike cheap plastic junk. It is constructed from poplar and cherry with hand cut dovetails and sheet cork lined upper tray and inner compartment bottom. The golden trout on the box lid was hand drawn, painted and sealed several times. I realize for something I plan to set next to me in the dirt when I’m fishing, I may have spent a little too much time on it. But like most things made with care and with quality materials it should last a lifetime. Thanks for looking.

-- Russell , Indiana County, PA

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 06:22 PM

Lovely! I hope it gives you many years of pleasure.

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 07:18 PM

Wow, really good job. That is a really beautiful price of work. Is there any way? you can post or send more pics of it

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 11:52 PM

Very, very nice. Would love to see more pictures of how you arranged the interior. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 07-08-2012 03:47 AM


Delightful job. The trout is a crowning touch. To me, how much time you spend making things is not as important as how much fun you have creating and using them, and the pride you take in the work and the results. I love the organization this represents. You have what you need at hand and there is a place for everything. This is what making a box is all about.

Here’s my guess…you will spend some fishing time dreaming up a new box and will make another one this winter. It will be better in some way, and you won’t have to put this one in the dirt any more. Then sometime in the future someone will proudly display Grandpa’s or Great Grandpa’s tackle box on a shelf of their home. It will be a prized possession.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 07-08-2012 12:15 PM

Man that’s nice!


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#6 posted 07-08-2012 02:47 PM

Makes me want to go fishing then get back in the shop. Nice work.

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#7 posted 07-08-2012 02:53 PM

Fanciest fishing box ive ever seen and i like it. Very old school with the brass corner guards. Trout all over will shudder with fear upon sight of your tackle box.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 07-08-2012 11:32 PM

I am curious about what that rod and reel are.

Very nice box tooo

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#9 posted 07-10-2012 02:55 AM

This is fantastic! Being a fisherman and a carpenter, this really tickles my fancy. Bravo. God bless.

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#10 posted 04-12-2013 01:58 AM

That’s sweet! If u get skunked on the river I’m sure other angles will ask about ur box will be a treat.

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