Fishing Reel

Fishing is a popular past time for many people. The parts of a fishing reel are mostly round so making a fishing reel on the lathe sounds appropriate.

 

Kids Fishing Line Hand CasterKids Fishing Line Hand Caster
By: Trevor Cole
A fine project on which to tune up your spindle turning techniques and at the same time giving great pleasure to younger generation fisherman. The simple design means it's easy for little hands (that are still developing co-ordination) to throw out a line!

 

Turning a Fishing ReelTurning a Fishing Reel
By: Mike Darlow
Mike Darlow has published a series of wonderful turning books. They are mostly educationally-based and are one of the best resources available for turners. In them, Mike shows how to make this fishing reel.

This fishing reel is a self-contained fishing setup so no pole is required. This would be wonderful for fishing in the local pond or stream. With its small size, it would work well as an in-car or in-backpack unit.

The project is well detailed and has good pictures of the turning so it should be easy to make this 4-piece fishing reel. We hope that you will give it a try!

 

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