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Project by KodaBear posted 04-10-2013 12:52 PM 1132 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this display case for my dad’s first fishing reel. He had it sitting on a shelf in the garage and I thought it deserved a better resting place due to it’s high sentimental value.

This was my first project that I set glass panels.

Each post is mortised into the top and bottom and is routed to fit the glass panels. This was also my first project with properly sharpened chisels and therefore my first project that could be handled easily without glue, but I glued it up anyway. The top is removeable.

Oak
Finish is Minwax Wipe On Poly.

My dad was very happy to receive this gift.

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 12:58 PM

Excellent job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 01:39 PM

Great job…. Might have to use that….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 01:55 PM

It makes a very nice display case for a valued object. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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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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#4 posted 04-10-2013 04:02 PM

Great case for a great reel. I have one just like that.
Jim

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

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John Ormsby

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 05:30 AM

That’s a nice tribute to your Dad and a great old reel.

I still use old Mitchell 300 reels. My biggest salmon, 55 lbs, was caught on a Mitchell. Great reels.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 05:17 PM

Very neat design to display the reel. Excellent job!

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#7 posted 04-12-2013 03:22 PM

That sure deserves a great display storage you made. Great job on it. One lucky Dad!

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