Christmas Tackle Box

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Project by Jim B posted 12-22-2015 08:01 PM 1372 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Christmas present for my dad. A tackle box that is built around the Plano 3600 series boxes. Made from Cherry with walnut for the dividers and Arm-R-Seal satin for a finish. It was my first attempt at a box joint, and I’m not very happy with it. I used my Porter Cable Dovetail jig and I won’t be doing that again. It was a learning experience. My dad typically puts the lures he is going to use in another box to bring to the lake so I wasn’t worried about it getting wet or being super durable.

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#1 posted 12-22-2015 08:54 PM

glad you not pointed out the bad box joints ‘cause I couldn’t find any.

Good job using the cherry, it’ll just get better looking

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 08:55 PM

Nicely done, Jim.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 12-22-2015 09:31 PM

looks good to me, can’t see anything wrong with the joints.

-- Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do.

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#4 posted 12-22-2015 09:47 PM

looks wonderful to me. no need point out the mistakes, no one really notices if the piece looks good and your box looks good. I have also used a dovetail jig, they take a lot of trail to get tight fitting joints. always hurts to have to cut “test pieces” from nice wood to adjust everything but in the end, they work. your jig worked well!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 12-23-2015 05:29 AM

Nice looking Tackle Box! Joints look ok to me.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#6 posted 12-23-2015 05:18 PM

Good looking tackle box. The joints look OK to me.

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#7 posted 12-23-2015 08:14 PM

Great idea and certainly looks good! I like the idea of having a nicely crafted, master tackle box to hold all your lures (or, in my case flies), since one never carries but a small selection when actually fishing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 12-24-2015 04:15 AM

Good looking tackle box. I had the same experience with box joints on the PC jig. I came to the same conclusion. There are better ways to cut box joints. It does a very good job with dovetails but the box joints are just too loose.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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