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Re: (Building a) Fly Tying Bench

2011/3/23 22:10
From Delaware River
Posts: 495
It's not built yet! Still drawing plans!

Posted on: 2012/6/16 20:22
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Re: (Building a) Fly Tying Bench

2010/5/18 17:34
From Leola, PA
Posts: 216
I too am beginning to plan a tying desk for the basement. My folding table just isn't cutting the mustard. I am liking the roll top desk idea.

But specifically what I wanted to share was a good idea I saw to route a hole in the top surface directly above a drawer and use that drawer for trash. This way you can just wipe all the trash into the hole and keep a nice clean working surface.

Posted on: 2012/6/21 22:09

Re: (Building a) Fly Tying Bench

2006/9/13 10:18
From LV
Posts: 8998
I'vegot an antique secretary and a drafting table that I use.

Posted on: 2012/6/29 21:35
The object of a resource is to use and reuse a resource, not to use it up, have we learned nothing in over 125 years of stocking?

Re: (Building a) Fly Tying Bench

2012/6/19 23:17
Posts: 228
Someone just gave me a used entery level vise and am putting together a tying area as well. Here are my thoughts:

1 - I like the idea of roll top desks, since you can close it and keep dust out.

2 - A roll top is too big for my area, so the next best thing is to acquire bread boxes, with roll top covers. My thought is I can slide material, or flies in process, in there so they stay dust free. I have several already being used fo various purposes - none for bread.

3 - I like the one post about 28" or 26" deep. The worst thing one can do for their back is stretch, while in a seated position. Best case, you simply wear yourself out quicker at each session. Worst case, you actually pull something.

4 - I would prefer a higher table, with a pedestal chair and foot rest. I have one...ok, two in my hobby area downstairs, but this will be ustairs, and on carpet, so desk height is probably where I'll end up.

5 - Hit the thrift stores. I found an old projector table there that will serve nicely as a craft or perhaps fly tying table. It has 3 outlets for AC, a small built-in light, and best of all for my purpose, I can fold it up and stick it behind a sofa in the room. Pedestal chairs, bread boxes, rolltop desks, these stores have them all. The price is usually right and best of all the items are unique and not right out of Target or Walmart. Even when I have to buy something new, the used stuff blends very well and adds a nice look to the room. Heck, my wife brought home two 4 foot shop lights, new in the box. She grabbed them out of the trash!! Laugh all you want, but it's more money for flies, gear, etc.

6 - A while ago I bought two small lights, with built in magnifying glass. The glasas is large, but has a smaller diameter, stronger power and there's a lid that covers the glass when not in use. It was either a craft store like Joann Fabrics, or Harbour Freight. $19 on sale I believe. Orvis has the same light for $69.

Posted on: 2012/6/30 9:53

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