A handmade tying box is a convenient way to carrying around all your fly tying tools. When tying flies you need to have all your supplies at your fingertips. The idea of a tying box is to be able to tie flies anywhere with convenience.
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Decide what size fly tying box you want to build. Purchase enough plywood to complete it. It's a good idea to overestimate what you need. You can always save the extra wood for another project.
Assemble the plywood in the shape of a square frame with four sides. It will look like a picture box.
Use wood bond to secure a flat piece of plywood on both sides of the square frame. Nail the plywood down.
Allow the wood bond to dry then saw the box in half so that it makes two perfectly equal halves. When cutting it think about the finished product resembling a briefcase.
Secure the frame of the fly tying box by drilling 0.3-inch holes into the joints and screwing them together with wood screws. Place wooden dowels into the holes to bury the screws.
Make partitions for the flies by cutting pieces of plywood to size and securing them with wood bond. Customize the partitions to the sizes of your flies.
Paint your handmade fly tying box then attach hinges, handles, stay and lock. Secure a carrying handle with nuts and bolts.