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I made this fly rod case for my dad's 8' (2 piece) rod. It consists of a 3' maple center and a 6" walnut "cap" on each end. The pictures show the the processing of the maple section which basically consisted of rounding the blank and then lots of drilling with increasing bit sizes and multiple extensions. I had to drill from both ends and was about 1/16th off when I met in the center. Fortunately that cannot be seen.

The inside diameter is 1 15/16", the outside diameter is 2 3/16", and the diameter of the joints are 2 7/16" as the are joined with tenons. It was finished with several coats of satin poly.

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Wow! How long did that take you to do? I'm really impressed; 1/16 hardly counts as being off at all over three feet. That's a really nice spindle steady. Is that copper at the ends? How do you open it? Thanks for posting and I hope your Dad enjoys it for many years to come.

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Very cool turning,good job.
 

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Beautiful protection for a trout hunting stick!!!!!!
 

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It took about 16 hours to complete. That included making the spindle steady, and the majority of the time was spent trying different drilling options to determine what would work best. I think one could be finished in 6 hours now.

Here is a close up of the end that opens. The knurled part is threaded and screws off. I am not sure what the metal is, but I do not think it is solid copper. The ends came from Landmark Fly Rod Tubes and were fairly inexpensive.

 

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Thanks!
 

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Wow that is some serious work there! anyone would love having one of those, I would unfortunately would crush it on my first outing! LOL I am really hard on my fishing gear. Amazing work.
 

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Thanks all. It was a fun project.
 

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Great project and I'm sure your father is very proud! In fact, it's almost enough to make me want to take up turning. Thanks for sharing.
 
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