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Poll: Custom Fly Tying Bench

Do you use a tying bench?

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#31 dvs

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

I made my own a few years ago using some of my own ideas and a bit of what's already out there.  I think this turned out awesome.  I made several with the idea of selling them on commision at some local shops, but I haven't gotten to that yet.  Anyone in the ontario/GTA area looking for a bench let me know.  (ps the legs underneath are not a part of it - just a tv table.......)

 

 

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#32 william anderson

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

This is a tying station that I have used for years. Then I reconfigured my armoire to become the stations home and material storage. The station is the same but now it's on heavy glides and pulls out of the armoire like a desk. These things are always in a state of evolution, but it's working for me at the moment.

 

 

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The other half of the armoire houses my little photo set up as well. My wife likes that the entire enterprise can be put out of site in a moment. =)

 

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#33 mikechell

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

William ... that's a pretty cool tying station.  I like that idea of closing it off, out of sight, too.  But for me, it woul dease my mind knowing the cats won't be able to find a stray hook or something.


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#34 BassMouth87

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

William: That is a beautiful setup. I like the design and how clean and organized everything is...will be in my mind for later evolutions of my tying station.

 

DVS: I am from the area and am curious what the damage on those benches would be?



#35 tctrout

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

This thread is making me so envious!  I built my own with my father YEARS ago, and it really simply serves a function.  These areas are very well setup; thanks for everyone sharing pics of their station.  I hope to redo mine in the near future...

 

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#36 dvs

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Well it's all about what works, I wanted something organized and portable, something I could tie on in the livingroom to keep my wife company etc.  So i bought a 4x8 sheet of white hardboard, figured I had enough with one sheet I can make a few and recover some costs.  Now they're built and ready for sale, and I have a baby girl....... who loves feathers.........  and so, even MINE is up for sale and I'm in the basement!   Lmao....... 

 

Keep tying!  (oh..... and let me know if anyone needs a bench..LOL)

 

 

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PS>  I've been watching your YouTube stuff Tim, love your work!



#37 tctrout

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

PS>  I've been watching your YouTube stuff Tim, love your work!

Thanks, DVS; I appreciate the comment.  I plan on making another video tomorrow for YouTube; feel free to email any suggestions for patterns.  I've had a couple people mention no-hackles, so I will be tying one or two of those next week.

 

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#38 92Esquire

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:27 AM

Here's the custom tying bench my dad made for me a few years ago.  Cherry and birdseye maple, made to the dimensions I wanted.  He also inset a replaceable Melamine top into it so that if I drip glue, I'm not ruining nice hardwood.  Also makes hooks easier to find.

 

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#39 dvs

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

This is gorgeous!  I plan on building something along these lines soon for myself.  give your dad my compliments on his workmanship!

 

 

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#40 mikechell

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

That's a beautiful piece of furniture, 92.  You're Dad must be a pro.

 


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#41 rolsen

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

2nd that.


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#42 92Esquire

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

Nope, not a pro.  But he is an engineer who is incredibly compentent with tools and problem solving.  He's actually a bit ashamed of this as it was one of the earlier things he did.  He says when he sees it, he only sees the mistakes.  I'm blessed to have it.



#43 firetool

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Nope, not a pro.  But he is an engineer who is incredibly compentent with tools and problem solving.  He's actually a bit ashamed of this as it was one of the earlier things he did.  He says when he sees it, he only sees the mistakes.  I'm blessed to have it.

 

If my mistakes were only that small! Becouse I can't see them that is a beutifull piece of wood working. I used an old cumputer desk that I made a back for that holds peg board and a shelf on top. It works for now. I am working on plans to have my own custom one done.  



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Here is one of my typical portable benches that i started making years ago. This one fits in a flip top storage box with all the materials and hardware to set up at Expo tying tables.

 

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#45 MayflyMeyhem

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:09 PM

I made a bench out of a 3 piece wooden cutting board set and a couple wood dowels from Walmart and Home Depot. Found the plans on web similar to this http://www.tvangler....on-on-a-budget/ I customized mine and it came out quite a bit better than the one shown on the web link. It was a fun project and resulted in a better than expected product I have used happily for 6-7 years. If I get a chance I'll post pics.
Make mine a Lagavulin, Laphroig or Ardbeg - neat