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Forum topic by TDog77 posted 624 days ago 658 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TDog77

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624 days ago

My kids and I got the idea of making a nice portable worm box for this springs fishing and one of the first things that came to mind was what kind of wood and finish to use? Any suggestions for that or other design considerations that stand out to you that I should take into account? I got this week off and am hard at work making christmas presents and thinking about the next projects. Thanks in advance.


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CalgaryGeoff

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#1 posted 624 days ago

How about making a box that would conceal a plastic worm tub?

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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TDog77

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#2 posted 624 days ago

Not a bad idea. I had asked the question on another site and the same thing was mentioned a bit ago. I wonder how much ventilation I need to provide? I was thinking that if I put a plastic tub inside then I could just have a couple small screened holes at the top.

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 624 days ago

  • “Old fisherman never die…...they just smell that way…” *There are several different ways to build a box for live worms, but since I don’t fish with llive worms, I can’t think of any at this time….....!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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lab7654

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#4 posted 624 days ago

Live bait or plastics? If you’re using plastics, then I’d suggest a wax or other stick resistant finish on the inside. Leave that sucker out in the sun one too many times and you’ve got one hell of a mess inside of it, but with the wax it would be easy to peel off. For either one I’d suggest a water resistant wood, such as redwood, as well as an overall waterproof finish, especially on the inside if it’s for live worms. Another note, making a little divider/tray system would be nice for plastic baits. Adding a foam liner to it for live bait would eliminate many potential risks, such as water and stain absorption.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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runswithscissors

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#5 posted 623 days ago

Your worms are going to live better than many people in third world countries. (Just kidding)

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TDog77

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#6 posted 623 days ago

Live worms

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