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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-06-2021 12:12 AM 832 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend came over yesterday and said he needed an anchor box to keep his heavy anchor from moving around and putting dents in his pick up bed. So I made him this box out of 5/8” maple plywood. I added the hand holes to make it easier to pick up. It is glued and doweled together. The river anchor weighs about 50#.

This guy is a competition fisherman and mostly does lake fishing but sometimes does the rivers and needs to switch the anchor to hold in the current. I think this one will hold very well

It is 8” x 12” x 8 5/8” high and unfinished.

Cheers, Jim

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





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lew

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#1 posted 10-06-2021 12:16 AM

At first I wondered why his pickup needed an anchor :>)

Nice job!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-06-2021 12:36 AM

lew maybe his parking brake doesn’t work ?

-- 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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#3 posted 10-06-2021 12:37 AM

Looks like it fits just right.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 10-06-2021 12:53 AM

Nice box, now that’s an anchor, I have never seen one shaped like that. But it does explain why a box was needed. Of course that anchor would work as an excellent chock block for the truck to.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 10-06-2021 12:56 AM

I’m with Lew, I’m not sure why a pickup needs an anchor, but that’s a nice box to keep it in!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 10-06-2021 12:59 AM

JJ,

Nice anchor box. Them darned anchors banging around make dents in my boat also.

Sure he is happy with this work.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#7 posted 10-06-2021 02:47 AM

That box will do the trick and the handles will make it easy. Wow, 50# that’s a big anchor. How big is the boat?

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

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#8 posted 10-06-2021 02:55 AM



That box will do the trick and the handles will make it easy. Wow, 50# that s a big anchor. How big is the boat?

- doubleDD


boat ? i thought it was for a truck dave ?

-- 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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doubleDD

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#9 posted 10-06-2021 03:00 AM

It may hold both pottz. Hope the truck bed isn’t rusty, it may fall through.

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

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#10 posted 10-06-2021 03:26 AM

My first thought was what Lew mentioned. LOL. Good job on the box. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#11 posted 10-06-2021 04:18 AM

He couldn’t ask better person for that project….good one….!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 10-06-2021 12:52 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I’ll make anything once and whatever the customer needs.

Hi Lew…at first I wondered why an anchor needed a box?? He does not leave it in the boat for some reason.

Hi Dave. We talked about that big anchor hanging over the side when he lifts it to move position and I told him that I built 2 aluminum “cantilevers” for my boat to keep the anchors out away from the boat so they did not hit it when moving around. That might be the next thing he’ll be asking for.

Hi Dave. I don’t know how big that boat is. The one he has around here is 18’ and is trucks are always new!

Hi Ivan, I’m like you and get a variety of jobs and make what they want!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 10-06-2021 02:48 PM

I can see how someone would get tired of that thing flying at the back of their head every time they slam on the brakes.

Multi-purpose for “truck junk”, jacks, tow rope, tire chains, etc. Another avenue of revenue for you!

Built to function and last as always Jim!

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 10-06-2021 04:23 PM

Thanks, Bruce. I think it will work for him!! I went to the plywood source dumpster today and it was a bonanza. I got enough to build 50 or more of those boxes!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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James E McIntyre

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#15 posted 10-06-2021 05:01 PM

Nice build Jim. That must be one big river. I know what he means about it bouncing around in the bed. I’ve had similar things moving around in my truck even when I’m stopped.

He should put some marine varnish on it and put some non slip rubber on the bottom with contact spray adhesive.

That’s me before I went on a keto diet. No room for an anchor here.

-- James E McIntyre

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