Our Projects - Handmade Mahogany Tacklebox

This project was a handmade tacklebox handed down from grandfather to grandson.  Structurally sound the finish was in bad shape.  The craftsmanship and brasswork were all of good quality but for some reason the handle was a really cheap pressed plastic handle.  The client asked me to craft something unique with an outdoor flair.

Here is the only before picture I have.  It doesnt really show the condition of the brasswork but suffice it to say it didn't look pretty.

This image shows the tacklebox disassembled.

Here is the disassembled tacklebox with the deer antler used to fabricate the replacement handle.

A simple layout of how we planned to fabricate the handle from the antler.

The finished tacklebox stained with a light red mahogany aniline dye and finished with marine varnish.

An interior view of the tacklebox.

Another interior view showing the storage compartments built into the lid.

A close up shot of the handle.

I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for helping restore the toy box for my mother ... She loved the outcome and was very pleased.

- T. Rascoe