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Project by RVroman posted 581 days ago 1105 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this fly rod case for my dad’s 8’ (2 piece) rod. It consists of a 3’ maple center and a 6” walnut “cap” on each end. The pictures show the the processing of the maple section which basically consisted of rounding the blank and then lots of drilling with increasing bit sizes and multiple extensions. I had to drill from both ends and was about 1/16th off when I met in the center. Fortunately that cannot be seen.

The inside diameter is 1 15/16”, the outside diameter is 2 3/16”, and the diameter of the joints are 2 7/16” as the are joined with tenons. It was finished with several coats of satin poly.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!





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Doe

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#1 posted 581 days ago

Wow! How long did that take you to do? I’m really impressed; 1/16 hardly counts as being off at all over three feet. That’s a really nice spindle steady. Is that copper at the ends? How do you open it? Thanks for posting and I hope your Dad enjoys it for many years to come.

Happy holidays!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#2 posted 581 days ago

Very cool turning,good job.

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Cantputjamontoast

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#3 posted 581 days ago

Beautiful protection for a trout hunting stick!!!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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Cantputjamontoast

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#4 posted 581 days ago

Can I ask where you got the cap?

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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RVroman

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#5 posted 581 days ago

It took about 16 hours to complete. That included making the spindle steady, and the majority of the time was spent trying different drilling options to determine what would work best. I think one could be finished in 6 hours now.

Here is a close up of the end that opens. The knurled part is threaded and screws off. I am not sure what the metal is, but I do not think it is solid copper. The ends came from Landmark Fly Rod Tubes and were fairly inexpensive.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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Doe

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#6 posted 581 days ago

Thanks!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#7 posted 581 days ago

Wow that is some serious work there! anyone would love having one of those, I would unfortunately would crush it on my first outing! LOL I am really hard on my fishing gear. Amazing work.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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RVroman

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#8 posted 581 days ago

Thanks all. It was a fun project.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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#9 posted 581 days ago

Great project and I’m sure your father is very proud! In fact, it’s almost enough to make me want to take up turning. 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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