What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

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What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Barbulus » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:16 pm

Well, with the enforced "lock down" and routing around the boot of the car, you might come across a random wooden box bought for £1 from the local Craft Shop a few months ago .... "that'll be useful one day" type purchase. A £ 1. I mean what can you get for a £ 1 except another £ 1 ....

So, a sunny Spring day, a few hours to spare, a few coats of stain and a few of varnish, add a piece of spare VW Van carpet left from the last DIY job, then a few foam pieces and a well known portrait figure .... oh ... and add some stunning hand drawn Pike Floats from Sussex Micky and the result is ....
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Re: What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Dave Burr » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:21 pm

Very nice.

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Re: What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Mick » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:23 pm

That's a wonderful job Barbulus! Well done!!!!

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Re: What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Gone Fishing » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm

Great idea. And with relatively little effort you have made a very nice float box. :Thumb:
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Re: What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Northern_Nomad » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:49 pm

Excellent. Absolutely spot on. :Hat:

As planned the box gives a book like element to viewing the superb floats. A bit like the”window to the soul” idea. They complement each other perfectly.

Superb idea. A quid would just about buy you a box of matches today.....or are we still allowed to use matches under elf n safety?

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Re: What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Liphook » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:42 pm

Excellent repurposing and fitting storage for some excellent floats :Thumb:

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Re: What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Barbulus » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:44 pm

I had a spare hour today so made a slight addition to my £ 1 "Box". I added a piece of foam packaging cut to size for the "inside" part of the box and then glued some cut to size VW Van interior stretch carpet to the cut and fitted packaging. The result is that when closed in the "Box", the four Mr Crabtree/Cherry" floats now do not move; safely and gently restrained in their "Box" ....
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Re: What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Old Man River » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:04 pm

That is very nice Matthew, but a quick question.....

How do you decide which float to use ?


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Re: What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Barbulus » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:43 pm

Good question David. Start on the left and then as the Seasons go by and the inevitable loss and damage and clumsy fishing techniques reduces the "4" to something less .... my background is have a back up then - a back up then - another back up and then - when it all looks like its last man standing ... a final "hurrah" !

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Re: What Can You Do With a £ 1 Box ?

Post by Robbi » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:52 pm

I like that a lot, very nice Sir.
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