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  1. Playing with my new space. 14, 16, 18, and 20's.
  2. yeah my corner of the world is not a bad place to be banished to!
  3. we live in North Myrtle Beach, not as "low" as Hilton Head but still the low country!
  4. So the photos didn't line up as I sequenced them, But I'm sure you can follow along. And tied the first dozen flies from size 4 down to these 14, 16, and 18's.
  5. So, the wife and I bought a place in upcountry SC nearer to our lovely trout streams. (see spring fever post). One of the joys of the new place is a blank canvas for a tying room. Here's what I've been able to do to date. From bank space, layout for a higher bench (I find I have a tendency to crouch at my "normal tying desk") Prep and layout Bench and initial clutter.
  6. Poopdeck, The Bolt head is inside the chuck, below the collet. I maxed the collet open (1/2" bit rating) and dropped it in and then tapped it into place on the 1/4" hole through the board. There wasn't enough space for a lock washer inside, which I considered, as it has tight tolerances, but it fits and holds very well. The threaded portion extends downward through the cutting board to a fender washer and then the nut. I kept making the recess deeper on the underside until it was below flush. The Chuck is threaded, but it looked like a 1/2 fine thread, which I couldn't find at the local HD or Lowe's. Attached a poor diagram that I hope helps. If not when I take it apart I'll take more photos.
  7. Based on the above topic I have played with the Drill Chuck idea. Teak cutting board from Marshalls ($14), Chuck from HF ($9) and $.67 worth of hardware from Home Depot. Hardest part is finding the right length 1/4- 20 bolt. Some are too long and would stick out, others too short and would require way to much counter sinking. One fender washer on the top side allowed for 100% clearance below with countersinking for fender washer and nut on bottom. I started with a smaller cheaper board and also tested counter sinking the collar. Overall, not displeased. A quick run through of the vises and they all work. Need to work on height next.
  8. Very cool. A while back when I was considering a similar venture (which I did not pursue) I came across this from Davie McPhail. Perhaps another alternative for you? Good luck and looking forward to seeing how you progress.
  9. Finally got out to scratch that itch. Beautiful day on the Chauga in SC. Some nice Rainbows, but no pictures as I was wet wading. BB, this is the place I mentioned.
  10. Brilliant hack. In the process of "designing" a new tying desk, this is a great addition. Picked up an old school replacement at Harbor Freight with a chuck key. Will fit the aesthetics I'm currently playing with. https://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-jacobs-keyed-chuck-45731.html
  11. Great set of Flies received today! Darrell, thanks for hosting and check your PM.
  12. Yeah, smooth- Still waiting. 2 hours away February 7, 2021 In Transit, Arriving Late Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility. February 3, 2021, 9:03 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Facility COLUMBIA SC PROCESSING CENTER
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