Fly Rods as Art - Part 2

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Fly Rods as Art - Part 2

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Hard to believe it was seven months ago when I started this thread:

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Well, the madness has continued, and I’ve acquired a few more W&M Grangers and round line guard Medalists, so I figured it was time to build another display case. Here it is:

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Really elegant. Pleasing to the eye. Art, I say! Thanks for posting.

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Beautiful display !

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Very nice.
I like the themed display concept.
Where do you source your cabinet glass?

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I like the layout as well. Visually stunning. If I had this and owned my own house, I would make it so that it could be inset between wall studs so that it didn't protrude into the room as much. Great concept!

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Nicely done!

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Thanks, everyone!

Roycestearns, there is a glass store in my smallish town, and I can call them with my exact dimensions, and they’ll have the piece ready in a day, even in the middle of a pandemic. I paid about $27 for this piece. Very convenient!

Newutah, I’ve done that in my house with a similar project, and it does look better that way. Kind of running out of space, though.... This case is especially deep to allow for the pflueger box, and it definitely would look better embedded in the wall, but it’s in an out of the way spot so doesn’t look too obtrusive.

Thanks again!

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Medalists, next to my English Hardy CFO's my favorite reel.

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what do you have the tubes resting on?

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I ordered some wooden rings from amazon that are about 2” in diameter. Then I attached them to my drill and spun them down to a very slim profile with a belt sander. Same thing for the tube holders just visible below the labels. Hard to describe. When I’m home I’ll take some pictures and post them. I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but I’m happy with the result.

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Very nice!

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Holland wrote:Very nice!
+1!!
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Really nice, I've always liked the idea of being able to see my rods more often. Is this a good way to store them?

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Well done.

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Thorsma, I’m not sure how wise it is to store rods this way. The sections are vertical, so there should be very little sideways force on them causing storage sets, but I routinely reposition them anyway, just in case. I also keep them in pretty dimly lit locations. But as far as potential long term damage is concerned, I’m not sure. I sure enjoy them more than when they’re hidden away in the tubes, though.

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Ok, Crowebeetle, sorry for the delay. Here are some more detailed pictures. The first shows the reshaped wooden rings at the bases of the tubes. The second and third are of the reshaped rings that serve as tube holders up near the labels. Four, five and six are just various detail shots. The rod support in the last picture is actually split lengthwise through the holes that hold the rods to allow for easy removal of the rods, and the two halves are held together with rare earth magnets.

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very creative - but how did you attach the rings to your drill to sand down?

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I put a strip of adhesive sandpaper around the drill--not sure how visible it is in the picture--and while it doesn't provide a rock solid hold, it does hold the ring just enough to work.

The actual removal of wood comes from a belt sander. Belt sander in one hand, spinning drill in the other. Lots of sawdust everywhere....

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[quote="archer829"]I put a strip of adhesive sandpaper around the drill--not sure how visible it is in the picture--and while it doesn't provide a rock solid hold, it does hold the ring just enough to work.

The actual removal of wood comes from a belt sander. Belt sander in one hand, spinning drill in the other. Lots of sawdust everywhere....

Love that last part!

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thanks

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