|Project by hydro||posted 01-02-2014 11:24 PM||11288 views||34 times favorited||23 comments|
Since I was a child I have been tying flies for fishing and storage of all those materials was an issue. I came up with this design to contain the various feathers, yarns, hooks, and tools used in the process, and to provide a handy work surface to attach the vise to.
The idea in the design was to have the construction fold in on itself to maximize the interior storage capacity. The primary wood is butternut from Cannon Falls, MN, harvested and sawn with my chain saw mill. The interior components are wormy butternut and aromatic red cedar with walnut pulls for the drawers. The work surface uses walnut accents for the handle and the clamp pad, due to the soft nature of butternut. The case construction is a web frame with vertical dividers to locate the drawers.
The left door is filled with foam to hold the vise and a desk lamp, and the right door is filled with swing out compartments made by cove cutting on the table saw. The compartments are hinged on a common pin made of 3/16” brass, and are held closed by magnets pulling to a steel strip in the door panel.
-- Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, Past President, Lifetime member.