Bamboo Fishing Tackle Box




About: I like to design and build things while being myself.

I really like to go on a relaxing camping trip to go and catch a big one

I only specialize in catching carp most of the time

It is always so difficult to take all your tackle and baits with you and all of those tackle boxes that you can buy are always too crapy or too expensive.

So I thought why not to build my own one.The cool thing about building the box yourself is that you can make it the way you want it and not the way the manufacturers of tackle boxes want it.

I used Bamboo wood because it doesn't swell if it is in water and it is a very strong and also a quite good looking kind of wood.

I glued all of the pieces together and I pop rivited 4 pieces of aluminum angles to each corner piece of the box.

The reason for this is that it gives it a good look and it gives it a lot of strength to the box.I also made it a bit longer for it to act as feet for the box to stand on.

I 've been using it and I am very satisfied and I hope all of you out there reading this will also be satisfied.

Please leave a comment and rate my instructable.

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    12 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Nice looking box. But how much does it weigh? It looks quite a load to carry any distance.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I like this, and would like to make something similar. Where did you get the wood, and how did you laminate all those multi-layered panels together? This is very impressive work.

    2 replies
    Jody Frankenseamster

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction


    I am actualy situated in SA so I don't think the shops is the the same but ye I just glued all of the pieces together and clamped them with clamps it's quite simple

    If u need any more answers just comment.


    John Wolf

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Awsome Craftmanship Jody, but I have to agree with ComplexMeerkat. Although you said it is a "pictorial" I think you can easaly "update" it. By simply writing a discriptive step by step. Like: Buy 2m(6ft) bamboo wood, Cut 2 pieces 500mm X 500mm to form bottom and Lid. Sides are 2pieces of 700mm X 500mm and 2 pieces of 600mm X 450mm ... Cut holes X by X for tray.. And so on. Now glue, clamp and nail "xx" pieces together... Drill here , nail there...That would be an Instructable. Thanx for sharing your work. Looks Ausome. And BTW I live. In RSA too and thinking of making me one too.

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    John WolfJohn Wolf

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    PS. Tapping a small hole in the bottom of the fishhook tray in each compartment, and and glue in a small fridge magnet to each will help keep hooks together with No chance of them getting tossed around on our bumpy dirt roads. And also maybe at the top lid, to "hold" them when making new leaders on site.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This looks really cool, but your Ible has no instructions or WIP pictures.
    What are the specs for the wood you used? You said you glued it, but how did you join the pieces? What tools did you use? Etc.?

    I really like the box, and I want to make one, but I hunger for more!

    3 replies

    What I think stunami is trying to get across is that this posting is more of a "hey, look what I made" and less of an "instructable." The purpose of this community is to provide instruction on how we make what we make.

    Where did you source your materials? What can we expect them to cost? What tools did you use to mill your material and make the cuts? What are the overall dimensions?

    To follow up your request for comment and rating, I would have to say that this is one of the most beautiful boxes I have seen and you should be very proud of your work. To rate the instructable, I would have to give it a fail; you've missed the point of the exercise.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I totally thought the bait compartment was a sandwich holder and I got so excited.

    Every tackle box should come with a sandwich holder. :D

    1 reply