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Post Number:#1  Postby Paul Arden » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:45 pm

For the past two decades my flytying kit had been contained in various plastic tool boxes and crammed into a plastic pouch. Occaisionally it’s got wet and started crawling away. However the plan is to create some sort of flytying work station which I can then move to the houseboat.

What does your flytying area look like? We’ve bought a mattress for the house. I think a flytying desk should be next. I have access to lots of bamboo.

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Post Number:#2  Postby Boisker » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:55 pm

Mine is currently on a rubbish old desk table and crammed for space next to a wardrobe in a spare bedroom... no photo needed, imagine a cluttered mess :(

Next summer I intend to upgrade and build a... floor to ceiling wardrobe / doors... that keeps the other half happy and will allow me to design and build a decent fly tying desk...

I’d like to make it with a shallow curve, draws to the floor either side, raised shallow draws running up the wall off the back of the desk at each corner, with a built in white sighting board in the middle; routed location for the vice base.
Things I still need to decide on-
Best method and location to mount 2 lamps and large magnifier
What surface to have as the desk top... i’ve been toying with the idea of routing in white plastic sheet, scratch resistant 3mm thick...
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Post Number:#3  Postby Paul Arden » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:48 am

A completely white desktop is a great idea - thanks. I’ve always had problems with boxes and other containers in that no matter how big or small they are I always completely manage to cram them full :O

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Post Number:#4  Postby flickingfeathers » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:21 am

I have a cheap Ikea desk, and I store most of my tying stinff I zip wallets in A4 and A3 size in large plastig bins behind my chair.
When I get the new tying room sorted out I'll take a photo.
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Post Number:#5  Postby Paul Arden » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:28 am

Ashly has got it into her head that we will build all of our furniture using drift wood and bamboo. Today while fishing she would point out root systems that could be used for table legs (instead of Snakehead). It’s quite disturbing. So I imagine that I will end up building a flytying desk. :)

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Post Number:#6  Postby flickingfeathers » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:32 am


Here's my set up
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Post Number:#7  Postby Paul Arden » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:30 pm

Great! That’s the sort of mess I want to make in the living room - but with more roadkill. The first thing you should see when you open the front door is fluff. :cool:
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Post Number:#8  Postby Paul Arden » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Just bought a table today and a couple of chairs. Looking forward to making a mess :666:
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Post Number:#9  Postby Paul Arden » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:27 am

Now I need to find my bloody vice!
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Post Number:#10  Postby Paul Arden » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:07 pm

So... now that my kit has exploded, what are the best systems for accessible storage?

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