Haven't been fishin most of the winter...but been working on fishin'...

Discussion in 'LOCAL GEORGIA TALK' started by Fivebraids, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Fivebraids

    Fivebraids New Member

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    ....fishin tackle, that is!

    Between client jobs in the shop, I decided to build a tackle/rod rack to help organize all the dang fishin 'stuff' we have.

    I had plenty of white oak on hand, so that's what it ended up being made out of. I was gonna just slap it together, but decided to treat it like a piece of furniture. So it got solid oak dovetailed drawers on full-extension ball bearing drawer slides, solid oak top, bottom and sides. The rod holder bottoms are cork lined, with clips up top to hold the rods in place...(larger clips in back to hold our flathead rods).

    After I got done spraying about a dozen coats of lacquer on it, I wheeled it into the garage and loaded it up.

    Here's some pics:

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    I think it'll serve us well, but I may need to build us another if we keep geting more tackle! :0a5:

    Thanks for lookin...
    - Marty -
     
  2. Fivebraids

    Fivebraids New Member

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    Oh yeah, I forgot...

    I also drug out the lathe and turned a pair of pretty kewl knobs for the drawers:

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    Those are fly-fishing flies embedded in an epoxy resin that I turned and polished. Denise thought those would add a 'fishin' touch to the piece, so I followed her suggestion. I like 'em. Thanks Denise...

    - Marty -
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Marty thanks for sharing the pics. You are very talented. Great work and some nice fishing equipment.
     
  4. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    exlent work i lovem
     
  5. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    very nice work you are very talented, and lots of gear also wife says i have more lol
     
  6. bradley_G

    bradley_G New Member

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    how much for mine?
     
  7. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Super nice Marty! Love it!
     
  8. Yakdawg

    Yakdawg New Member

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    Wow!!

    Nice work, love the detail!
     
  9. Fivebraids

    Fivebraids New Member

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    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Next to fishing, I luv my woodworking best. Unfortunately, I can't make a living catfishing, so I guess I'll stick to wood!

    And Bradley, the price tag on a comparable piece would be a bit too steep for most anyone given the amount of oak and the details. A similar piece in plywood minus the dovetails and such would be affordable. But I don't do plywood, and the details are my signature. Sorry...:0a1:

    Thanks again...
    - Marty -
     
  10. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    dang marty, those are really nice! .......if I hadn't met ya already i would swear you're half amish.....:amazed:
     
  11. brew1961

    brew1961 New Member

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    Marty, That looks very nice! Great job! I really like the handles! Thanks for the pics. Tim
     
  12. Cuda-Cada

    Cuda-Cada Member

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    Beautiful work Marty...
     
  13. Fivebraids

    Fivebraids New Member

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    Nope Massey, not Amish....just an old scooter tramp with a passion for wood!

    Some day we'll get you down this way and I'll show you around the shop.

    - Marty -
     
  14. wareagle06

    wareagle06 New Member

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    That is some beautiful work Marty. My grandfather is also a very talented carpenter, growing around him building cabinets and other pieces of furniture, I love looking at works of art like the ones in your pics. Makes me wish I had paid more attention to him when he wanted me to learn some of his tricks of the trade. Very nice !!!!!!!
     
  15. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Very impressive work Marty. You are very talented.
     
  16. altamahajon

    altamahajon New Member

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    Marty, I knew you did wood OM but didnt know what a talent you had in it. Superb work in the details and craftsmanship. Very talented. My Grandfather had that skill with metal sheet work. Worked many years of his life designing caskets....... I kid you not in Atlanta as well as built the Space Mountain Control Panels for Disney World. Have to show you some his work he did here at the house. Some of the stuff in this house was crafted by him in his off time. Again wonderful work.

    Greg
     
  17. Creteus

    Creteus New Member

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    Better late than never. Good work Marty. Love the knobs