Fly Boxes

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Project by professorwood posted 01-24-2014 01:17 AM 954 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After one year of retirement under my belt I thought that I would share some of my projects that I have been making. I was making European mounting plaques for a taxidermist, he wanted them all out of walnut. As I was cutting out the knots and burls I thought I needed to come up with a project to use up these scraps. I thought fly boxes would be neat since I am an avid fly tier and fisherman. Also made some crerry ones.

-- tsurra

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 01:28 AM

Those are SO nice!

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 02:03 AM

Very lovely, not to mention practical. Where did you get the interior ribbed foam?

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 02:07 AM

Great looking boxes! How did you do the mayfly and fish patterns on the boxes?

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 02:25 AM

The foam is 6mm craft foam. I cut the grooves on the table saw tilting the blade and about 1/4 deep. I do the whole sheet and the cut it to fit the box.

The mayfly and fish are laser engraved, I have a girl that does my engraving for me, it cost me $1.50 for each engraving.

-- tsurra

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 02:39 AM

Nice! Well done.

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#6 posted 01-24-2014 03:28 AM

Very nicely done! Just out of curiosity, do they float?

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#7 posted 01-24-2014 03:28 AM

Way to combine two great activities – woodworking and fly fishing. Absolutely gorgeous boxes. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 03-07-2014 01:45 AM

Very nice …

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#9 posted 03-17-2014 11:25 AM

Very Cool. I want one just for my crab patterns!

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