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Posted January 25, 2016 - 01:28 PM

Made a small room in my basement a couple years back. It's where I have a few tools for the simple jobs around the house. The main tenants are my fishing stuff. Rods, reels, lures, are stored there. Also we refinish and work on beater guns I get now and again. It's called the Game Room.

 

When I built it, I was happy to get most of my stuff in one place. Recently, it's becoming a bit frustrating as it's really becoming a disorganized dumping ground. Finding a clear space to work on a small project is a hassle. This was where it started.

 

Small bench, some old boxes and reels up top. Surf plugs/lures hanging off the shelf by their hooks.

 

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Reels and wood plane parts under the bench.

 

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More lures.

 

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My goal was to get more storage up top, without compromising the limited bench top space. So I added two shelves and two aluminum rods to hang lures from. The rods worked out well, as you can slide the lures along to get to ones in the back row. It also allows them to max out the space available. The upper shelf I put some of my favorite surf reels on and the bottom one will be used for commonly used oils, lubricants and finishes. This is it pretty much packed out. Cut way down on stuff under the bench. Used all scrap wood, leftover stain, aluminum, etc.

 

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Posted January 25, 2016 - 01:52 PM

Very nice. Like the room and the addition of the fishing lures and reels. I too have a few vintage reels as well as the boxes they came in. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted January 25, 2016 - 02:01 PM

Nice set up! I love all your vintage reels on the shelf!! Heck I love it all :D :worshippy1:

 

That is one of my goals when I get the shop built,to have an area for my Surf fishing stuff.

 

Now I can't wait for the spring shoolies to show up! Come on spring! :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 25, 2016 - 05:10 PM

Well, looks like similarity here of GT hoarding and sickness and fishing equipment hoarding!  Looks like the "Disease" has more than one kind of virus, ha! :smilewink:



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Posted January 25, 2016 - 07:22 PM

Very nice. Like the room and the addition of the fishing lures and reels. I too have a few vintage reels as well as the boxes they came in. Thanks for sharing.

Roger.

 

Thanks Roger!

 

Nice set up! I love all your vintage reels on the shelf!! Heck I love it all :D :worshippy1:

 

That is one of my goals when I get the shop built,to have an area for my Surf fishing stuff.

 

Now I can't wait for the spring shoolies to show up! Come on spring! :dancingbanana:

 

Appreciate it, Chris. We're already planning the June run, lol. Some early freshwater isn't that far away, luckily.

 

Well, looks like similarity here of GT hoarding and sickness and fishing equipment hoarding!  Looks like the "Disease" has more than one kind of virus, ha! :smilewink:

 

Can't argue with that............I got the sickness, and there ain't no cure  :smilewink:


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Posted January 26, 2016 - 08:55 AM

Nothing like a well organized work place.  I had to clean mine up to a while back.  Enjoy the fishing while you can.  I use to fish some BASS tournaments many years ago, back when the entry fee was like $50.  Between arthritis, torn shoulder and to many birthdays went to GT's.  Not sure which was least expensive.  Nice organization of your equipment.  I still have most of mine too. All stored up in the garage.  Not worth much any more and kids aren't interested in it so who knows.


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Posted January 26, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Very nice!!
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Posted January 27, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Thanks! Decided to add a small vise on the smaller work bench opposite the one above. This room is narrow, think galley, so I wanted something small, but solid. Had this older Erie in stock. It has a small anvil surface and an old set of copper jaw covers. Cleaned it up and mounted it on a square piece of 1/2" steel, to create a small area where I can "persuade" things if need be. Already used it making a small steel bracket :thumbs:

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Posted January 28, 2016 - 11:28 PM

 I have SMART 7-11 vise and a RAE vise near identical to your ERIE TOOL WORKS vise. It must have been a common design but never seen copper jaw covers. Likely for welding in vise? The vise looks great painted,,,I should get busy


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Posted January 29, 2016 - 02:08 PM

 I have SMART 7-11 vise and a RAE vise near identical to your ERIE TOOL WORKS vise. It must have been a common design but never seen copper jaw covers. Likely for welding in vise? The vise looks great painted,,,I should get busy

 

I wonder if Erie was badging them for other companies? I was also wondering if this one was originally green?

 

The copper jaws are home made. I use them when I'm trying not to mar the surface of what's in the vise.



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Posted January 29, 2016 - 03:46 PM

I am guessing that Erie is a 5 1/2" vise.  I wonder what the point of its number is being a 43 1/2., where's the other 1/2?  My Smart and RAE are only 3"  I would guess these vises are all a minimum of 50 years old at which time there were many more foundries across the continent.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 02:25 PM

I am guessing that Erie is a 5 1/2" vise.  I wonder what the point of its number is being a 43 1/2., where's the other 1/2?  My Smart and RAE are only 3"  I would guess these vises are all a minimum of 50 years old at which time there were many more foundries across the continent.

 

I looked into it a bit. Not a ton of info on Erie that I can find, but on some numbering systems the first number called out whether it had a swivel base or not. The 3-1/2 portion could refer to the jaw width. I'm going to check that, just to satisfy my curiosity.

 

For anyone that thinks vises are cool, this is an absolute epic thread. Tremendous amount of vises shown in their natural habitats.

 

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