Self Indulgence

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Project by Paul M posted 03-16-2011 02:14 AM 7590 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting back into the swing of things, after taking some time to fix some body parts, and have been doing the usual type things. Now just starting on a large project that will fill at least one living room wall. Anyway, while rearranging the shop I finally got tired of picking up tubes of fly rods and misc. rods that kept getting in the way, and falling down with a clatter. Figured that they should have a place of their own like my fly tying stuff done sometime back. In checking the usual big purveyors of outdoor gear, everything seemed much too knock down and ship flat with maximum amounts of pressed wood or MDF. Sort of lacking in class.

This was designed borrowing a few ideas from existing products, but sizing etc to fit what I wanted. This could have been made just as functional using pine and poplar, but what the hell, this was being designed and made for me! Used a bit of my stash of figured maple and some straight-grained rift sawn red oak that was being saved for the right project.

Interesting, while finishing this up I realized, this was something you would probably never see in a store, and really only has to please me. All in all I found this a most satisfying use for some nice pieces of wood.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 02:46 AM

Nicely done Paul!
Now you are organized with style….

-- Buzz ---- Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 02:58 AM

Very nice storage. I know how expensive those fly rods can be and its hard to keep them safe. Nice design.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#3 posted 03-16-2011 02:59 AM

Nice. Love the whole vibe. You’ve got me wanting to take a trip up to Orvis. :-)

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#4 posted 03-16-2011 03:35 AM

Some of the pics show the drawers on the left and some on the right?...did you switch it at some point or am I missing something here?

Great piece by the way.

-- Josh- Kansas City, Missouri

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#5 posted 03-16-2011 03:43 AM

Looks great. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 03-16-2011 12:17 PM

Great job there. I like it and have been thinking of something similar for my fishing gear. I do have to ask though, has it helped improve your fishing at all? Is so I’m building one today…....

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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Paul M

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#7 posted 03-16-2011 01:29 PM

Josh, you caught me. This had been made first with the tower section on the right, but where I ended up wanting to put it, it didn’t balance the space right. This piece has five pieces, a bottom, a tower, upright for rods and 2 grid sections. To change, I just needed to take apart, slide the tower to the left, drill 2 holes and reassemble. Sometimes plans work out right.

Tim, Unlike Arizona, we have lots of stuff called ice, nasty nasty word, so I have not been fishing yet. (I would rather shovel snow than go ice fishing.)

However, it has raised the expectation level drastically!!

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#8 posted 03-16-2011 03:50 PM

Great cabinet and rod storage, the snow is finally cleared off most of the valley, and the Missoulians on
Bicycles had their first road ride last week end, the fish are shedding their winter fur coats and should
be ready for opening of the season in May, I think winter should be over in another month or two.
Thank you for sharing the storage idea.

-- As ever, Gus-the 83 yr young apprentice carpenter

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