Father's 50th B-Day Tacklebox

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Project by RMorris posted 02-10-2015 05:43 PM 2504 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father’s 50th birthday was several months back and he is notoriously hard to buy gifts for that are not just a gift card to Home Depot. So in light of my dilemma, I was scouring the net for ideas on what to do and came across some truly amazing tackle boxes by Sue Spray ( ) and immediately knew that was what I would do considering my father’s love for fishing and wood. So, with a week until his birthday this is what I was able to just barely squeak out. (I put the final coat of marine varnish on at 2 AM the day of his party) The outside box and drawer faces are composed of curly maple and padauk, with the drawer sides, back, and the removable top tray made of African mahogany.

-- If you are going to make it, make it last.

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#1 posted 02-10-2015 06:17 PM

You know that is too nice to go in a boat or the back of a pickup.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 02-10-2015 06:23 PM

It is no nicer than some of those amazingly beautiful, tricked out bass boats they have on the water now. Maybe for his 65th I will be in a position to buy him a boat to match the tacklebox.

-- If you are going to make it, make it last.

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#3 posted 02-10-2015 08:12 PM

Very nice, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#4 posted 02-10-2015 10:36 PM

What a thoughtful and wonderful B Day gift for your father. I love gifts that are utilitarian and will be used by someone that appreciates the work and love that went into the design, materials, and workmanship.

I am sure he will smile every time he uses it and his thoughts will always be of you when he does.

Well done!

-- Brad, Texas,

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#5 posted 02-11-2015 12:47 AM

WOW!! what a stunning tackle box … Your mom will have to sew the buttons back on his shirt, he will be that proud.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 02-11-2015 12:49 AM

Excellent craftsmanship! I’m sure he will be perfectly happy with this gift.

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#7 posted 02-11-2015 01:49 AM


-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#8 posted 02-11-2015 02:22 AM

You have a very good eye for design, this is extremely tasteful, ( as is rainbow trout )!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#9 posted 02-11-2015 02:34 AM

Now you need to carve some wooden plugs for it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 02-11-2015 05:11 AM

Lot of storage space in drawers and compartments, wood contrast looks nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 02-11-2015 02:30 PM

Not only is this a great idea, it’s well made too. This will make a good day of fishing even when your not catching fish.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 02-12-2015 04:37 AM

Thank you for all the very kind comments!
@doubleDD there’s a reason they call it fishing and not catching :)

-- If you are going to make it, make it last.

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