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Old 09-19-2013, 10:50 PM
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Great stuff! At some point, I'll send you a pm to make my wife one of those out of Purple Heart
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Great stuff! At some point, I'll send you a pm to make my wife one of those out of Purple Heart
Sounds good Todd! I assume we're talking about a flybox rather than a cigar box for her?
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Sounds good Todd! I assume we're talking about a flybox rather than a cigar box for her?
I wouldn't be so quick there Jay; I've known two ladies who really loved a good Cigar. Actually very 'Lady Like' they were the size of a cigarette and came in 50's in a wooden box. Actually a darned good short smoke.
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Ive been tinkering with this thing and really liking the diversity Im getting with the veneers. Ive had a random bundle of high quality veneers waiting around for the right project In my excitement I ordered a few more individual pieces today. Gotta be careful, this stuff aint cheap! I also ordered some thin Spanish Cedar. Im thinking I may line at least the bottom of the boxes. It will be a good way to hide the router checks in the bottom of the boxes which are extremely tedious to sand out.
I may start making some of my pocket fly boxes with the veneers and match them with cigar boxes.

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beautiful. I will have to keep these in mind for the holidays.
Jay do you ever make it around to the fly fishing expos. Like the Midwest fly fishing expo in Michigan in March?
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beautiful. I will have to keep these in mind for the holidays.
Jay do you ever make it around to the fly fishing expos. Like the Midwest fly fishing expo in Michigan in March?
This is most likely in my future if the momentum of this project continues.

I have been asked to share a table at the National Trout Unlimited Banquet next weekend in Madison.

This thing is all still quite young. Ive been a woodworker my whole life. Ive built flyboxes years ago for gifts and personal use and I didnt actually sell my first box until last March. Since then Ive sold nearly 100 boxes! My website has only been alive for a month.

You can read this short article that was printed in the Wisconsin Trout Unlimited for a brief bio. Its on p.17
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