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Project by johnstoneb posted 05-15-2018 01:54 PM 2340 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

stumbled on a picture of this spool safe and decided to make it. Got into Sketchup and worked some math and came up with this. It holds 72 spools of fly tying thread, and other spooled materials. I’m happy enough with this one tha I need to build one to store rod building thread in. It will take a different rotor as the thread comes on larger spools.
It’s made with eastern red cedar and shellac finish. I left the rotor and internal surface unfinished maybe the cedar will keep the bugs out.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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#1 posted 05-15-2018 02:05 PM

That’s a great idea … Kudos!

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#2 posted 05-15-2018 02:28 PM

Wow. That’s fantastic!

How did you cut those grooves?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#3 posted 05-15-2018 03:02 PM

core box bit on router table

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 05-15-2018 03:06 PM

That’s a big core box bit… Wasn’t it a bit scary?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#5 posted 05-15-2018 03:13 PM

Just a 1”. You don’t cut it all at once and with holddowns and push sticks it goes through.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 05-15-2018 03:28 PM

Whoa, cool project.

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#7 posted 05-15-2018 03:52 PM

One of the most beautifull spool organizators! Great idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 05-15-2018 04:13 PM

Nice job on that. Organization is the key to fly tying.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 05-15-2018 06:30 PM

Neat fly tying gizmo! That beats my spools on pegs I built years ago. Nicely done!

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#10 posted 05-15-2018 07:26 PM

Nice piece of craftsmanship.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#11 posted 05-15-2018 08:04 PM

It’s a very creative storage piece. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#12 posted 05-15-2018 08:46 PM

That is a great spool organizer!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 05-16-2018 10:45 AM

Very cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 05-16-2018 01:52 PM

Neat job j’s’b... Would also be a great little present for the missus and her sewing machine spools.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 06-20-2018 12:40 AM

Very nice and practical project, you did a get job perfecting this spool caddy.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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