The Wooden Fly fly tying tool rack - prototype

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
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Made in Easthampton, Massachusetts

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The Wooden Fly Tool Rack - prototype

Intended for use with pedestal type fly tying vises, this rack has 104 variously sized slots and 3 hooks to hold a wide range of fly tying tools in a compact area.

The back and front of the rack are each made from 5/8" thick walnut. Both are dadoed to fit between the sides. In the case of the back, this provides more glue surface and a very strong construction. The front is removable and held securely in place by magnets. It can be removed for cleaning or for using the rack as a storage box for the tying tools it holds.

The woods I used for the rack are walnut and cherry with trim pieces of maple burl and cocobolo. The base is of maple die board. Die board is plywood, but each later is 1/8" thick maple. It is very stable.

The finish is hand rubbed Tried and True (no drier and no VOCs) varnish oil followed by a light coat of wax. The bottom is fitted with clear, non skid feet. The dimensions are 10" x 5 3/8" by 5" high. It weighs just under 3 pounds.

I have 2 of these ready for shipping. If you order one, you will receive the one you select. I refer to them as 1st and 2nd tool rack.

1st: photos 2 and 3. Walnut and cherry with front trim piece of maple burl and back trim piece of cocobolo.

2nd: photos 4 and 5. Walnut and cherry with front trim piece of maple burl and back trim piece of zebrawood.

This item is available with and without the three brass hooks on the front (first photo). The hooks are handy for hanging packs of material but can be awkward if the box is packed in a bag for travel. The pictures show the racks without the hooks. If you select the hook option (no charge) I will install the hooks before shipping,

Thank you for your interest.

The $8 flat shipping fee applies only to addresses in the continental US.
Residents of Hawaii, Alaska or any country other than the US should please contact me before ordering. Shipment to an address outside the continental US is expensive.

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Additional policies

Many of the boxes and cases I make are designed to suit a particular piece or pieces of wood. A good example is the three open wooden boxes (1 sold, two still listed) made of ash. Although the wood is the same type and the construction of each box is the same, the dimensions of each box are different. I designed each box to fit the particular piece of wood from which it was made.
Similarly, the two tansu cabinets (both sold) that I had listed on Etsy were designed to show off special pieces of butternut and ash that I had encountered.

The items that I can build to order are the Hancock Shaker shelves, the Shaker candle box in your choice of milk paint color or shellac wash. The same will hold true for fly tying benches and storage cabinets when I get a chance to build and list them (I hope to do so by the end of February.).

In the meantime, thanks to all for your interest in my work.