Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by XL1, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. elreytut

    elreytut elreytut

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    have an old SEMCO fs. pm or email me.
     
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  2. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holi-e-Mackeral Holi-e-Mackeral

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    Lets see some new box photos ? anyone ?

    Tight lines,

    Jeff

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  3. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holi-e-Mackeral Holi-e-Mackeral

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  4. D.J.

    D.J. PapaSquid

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    Here is my wooden box. My late godfather (Ronny Rock) & I designed this box. I made it while I was in Jr. HS. Circa 1980! It has seen hundreds of days on the ocean.

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  5. christiantrevor

    christiantrevor Fecal matter conveyor

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    This is my African Mahogny box with stainless hardware. It has a removable fluorocarbon dispenser that sits in the bottom and holds 4 of the small plastic boxs. The finish is Watco teak oil. The side handles are spring loaded and the 2 rocket launchers are the tapered aluminum type. 17" tall, 12" front to back including the rocket launchers and 14" wide handle to handle.

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  6. Otis2527

    Otis2527 Well-Known "Member"

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  7. SlideRight

    SlideRight Just Fishin'

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    ok my bad, deleted
     
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  8. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holi-e-Mackeral Holi-e-Mackeral

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    Any new boxes to share

    Jeff
     
  9. Phil

    Phil Newbie

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    Norm Kagawa made this one for me after I got inspired by this topic when it first started! I pretty much only do 7 to 10 day summer or fall long range trips and this is perfect for me. It replaced a mid-sized SKB I used for several years which is an excellent box, but not quite the same as having one just the way you want it.

    Sorry for the lousy cell phone photos!!

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  10. coatingspro51

    coatingspro51 Newbie

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    Rudy Vantine makes some unbelievable custom tackle boxes.
     
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  11. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holi-e-Mackeral Holi-e-Mackeral

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    Lets see some photos of his work ???

    Jeff
     
  12. mmayo

    mmayo Barking Spider

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    New one for Rudy Scott

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  13. disD1

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    Lovely work Mark.
     
  14. Fishstiks

    Fishstiks Obsessed with Fishing!!

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    Mark, beautiful box! What's the cost of one like that?
     
  15. reellady

    reellady I'd rather be catching TUNA

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    beautiful, what are the wooden dowels for on back of box?
     
  16. mmayo

    mmayo Barking Spider

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    I am currently trying to rest from making 6 tackle boxes until November. Whew!
     
  17. mmayo

    mmayo Barking Spider

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    The dowels are in the front and they hold "line pullers" to prevent line cuts and pull knots tightly. Each box has two, with one in each side ready for use. Once you try one you will be hooked as they say. I have not had a line cut after the last 10 and 8 day trips after religiously resisting pulling on line without using them. Spectra wins against my flesh, but loses against a line puller!

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  18. mmayo

    mmayo Barking Spider

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    If you want to try building your own box, here are some steps you might try.

    Buy some wood. Shown here is a single piece 12' x 9" cut to 8' (this one board will be most of the outside of the new box) and a second board which will make internal structures.
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    Plane it and cut it to size and let it rest under pressure after the cuts.

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    Cut the grooves for the tray shelves and glue them in place.

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    Glue up and clamp the case

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    Fill the grooves in front of the shelves and smooth

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    Install the upper shelf and the back (I love clamps) - sorry about the feet


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    Glue up the top front and test fit the lower front

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    Route the hinge mortise in the door and lower front

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    Sand it a bit, but much more will be needed

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    Route a rounded profile to remove the sharp edges (hard maple 90 degree edges cut hands)

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    Cut the top, route the top hinge and install it

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    Add the rocket launchers

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    Attach the handles and some tray spacers

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    Now just sand for a couple of days and finish it with a very good grade of spar varnish and attach the hasps to keep the top and front door closed. Add some rubber feet to keep it in place.

    Take it with you every time you go on a fishing trip of two days or more and smile a lot.

    This box will grace the Royal Star in 2016 and after.
     
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  19. screamingreel

    screamingreel Long Range Fanatic

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    I recognize that box! Awesome job, Mark!! Just what I needed. Really looking forward to the finished product...

    If anyone wants a high-quality wood tackle box, Mark Mayo is the man to contact!

    - Jeff Burroughs
     
  20. mmayo

    mmayo Barking Spider

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    Great new 316 stainless steel hasps from the mind of Jeff; very functional, visually interesting and more resistant to corrosion.

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    This is a nice way to close a box!
     
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