Walnut fishing tackle box

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Project by tallpaul posted 03-05-2019 08:11 PM 3070 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but I’m now retired and spending more time in the shop- plus it’s raining here, so this hobby has less competition!

Here’s a little fishing tackle box, custom made for long range fishing, where the tackle box serves as a work station. The front “door” opens flat for rigging, and the trays are removable Plano tackle boxes. Joinery is done with biscuits and Titebond 3 (waterproof). The tubes at the rear hold fishing rods in a vertical orientation, and all the hardware is stainless steel. There are a few little “eyes” screwed into the exterior to assist in tying hooks, and the handles are secured with nut inserts, so I won’t worry about toting the heavy box. Finish is four coats of marine varnish. I used this on a weeklong fishing trip, and could have sold a few to fellow anglers…if I could build them cheap enough to make it worth the time. I can’t; these projects are just a labor of love. More new projects coming soon!

-- tallpaul

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#1 posted 03-05-2019 08:51 PM

man i know a lot of fisherman that would love to have that box.great job,hope you have a long sawdust filled retirement.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 03-05-2019 09:26 PM


She is a beauty! I would need you to carry it for me, but I would certainly enjoy using it!

You need to hang out with people who fish off their 60’ yachts and then you could sell them for what they are actually worth!

Thanks for sharing.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 03-06-2019 02:14 AM

WOW! Way to pretty to ever get wet!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 03-06-2019 07:05 AM

Wow! That looks awesome. Greta motivation for successful fishing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 03-06-2019 12:00 PM

Very nice.

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#6 posted 03-07-2019 03:21 AM

little heavy to be lugging about down to the lake, but it would look nice holding my bulk tackle!

-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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#7 posted 03-07-2019 09:45 AM

I agree with the comments about weight and beauty. I hope the path from car to shore or boat is not a long one. It sure looks better than the plastic thingy I have.

-- DonB

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#8 posted 03-08-2019 09:46 PM

I think its cool.

-- Petey

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#9 posted 03-09-2019 10:17 PM

I agree with the comments about weight and beauty. I hope the path from car to shore or boat is not a long one. It sure looks better than the plastic thingy I have.

- DonB

The trips this box is built for involve loading them on a fishing boat for trips of a week or more. The boxes are secured in place on deck, and they remain in place throughout. They are moved to the boat in big rolling carts, or dock boxes, along with everything else needed. San Diego long range fishing- chasing pelagic fish in Mexican waters. But yeah, it’s heavy!

-- tallpaul

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#10 posted 03-10-2019 01:40 PM

OK Tallpaul…In that case I’d enjoy having your workmanship out for view and the real reason its out there can be seen the first time you lower your lid. Beautiful job.

-- DonB

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#11 posted 03-19-2019 02:41 AM

That’s a gorgeous tackle box. I would take extra care to make sure that it’s properly waterproofed everything I were to go out on the lake for fishing though! I wouldn’t want it to get water logged after all that effort spent to make it!

-- Michael Maloney:

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#12 posted 03-19-2019 02:52 AM

Paul that is a first class tackle box. Beautiful work!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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