Reel storage as the result

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Project by Vagabond55 posted 12-09-2011 04:46 AM 2971 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As for the reel storage, I decided to make with a sort of “Nature ” flagrance .
You may notice that there are several flaws of the design and execution.
During the process, I made some very severe mistakes.
To cover up these, I changed the original design and finally came up with this.
Curly maple for the box, sandal wood for the bar and dove tail key, and the lid is made of …......
oh, ,,,my poor English vocabulary,,,,, Please let me look up Wiki,,
Wiki says that the lumber is Japanese horse chestnut , similar species in the USA is California Buckeye.
Pure linseed oil is used for the finish. it took 8 days to dry..

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 04:52 AM

Real envy for your reel box!

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 05:29 AM

Beautiful wood and construction : )

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#3 posted 12-09-2011 08:47 AM

Very nice – great use of the figure and the perfect amount of contrasting wood.

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#4 posted 12-09-2011 10:51 AM

Great work, the wood is really nice looking. Nice finish work.

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#5 posted 12-09-2011 01:44 PM

Love it!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#6 posted 12-09-2011 03:28 PM

That’s some beautiful tochinoki. Where are you in Japan?

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#7 posted 12-09-2011 04:19 PM

Very nice! You do need more reels- you can never have too many reels and rods to go with them.

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#8 posted 12-09-2011 06:28 PM

Wow! I call that reel love. Very nice wood and design.

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#9 posted 12-09-2011 07:11 PM

Wow, very nice. The lid is beautiful!

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#10 posted 12-09-2011 10:54 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 12-09-2011 11:09 PM

I see a lot of boxes here on LJ’s but this is reel-y outstanding.

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#12 posted 12-10-2011 01:09 AM

Don’t really notice any flaws, good job hiding them it they are there

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#13 posted 12-10-2011 07:44 AM

Great! looking box I like It.

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