February 25, 2010

"Riverside" style bench

This is a requested custom bench and will not be available for sale. With this bench we will be using red oak wood and a "Minwax" colonial maple stain. The illustration will be a "Jumping Brown" and the bench style is the "Riverside". Dave started by hand cutting and sanding the back blank with 320 grit and then staining the piece which gives a nice smooth surface for the drawing. The bench and drawing may take up to a week or more depending on the subject and colors involved. Each one is hand-drawn from a specific photo by request or just drawn with a subject request without specific design.
While the drawing is being completed the bench, sides, tool and spool holders are hand cut and sanded with 320 grit sandpaper. The drawings are woodburned and then the coloring medium is applied using pencils and various techniques. Later it is assembled using glue and dowel construction; you will not find any staples   (we never use them).

February 13, 2010



This is our latest labor of love: a red oak portable desk with a Minwax Colonial stain, this really makes the wood grain just pop and brings all the beauty of the wood out where you can see it. We call this style the " Riverside" the artwork "Jumping Brown" is hand drawn, colored and woodburned and then we finished it with 4 coats of Minwax clear satin polyurethane. Between each coat we sanded it lightly with 320 grit sandpaper so it has a silky smooth finish. We also fully line the bottom of the bench with a thick green felt nap to keep it on your lap or from scratching desktops!
For more information on this or any of our fishing projects just click on the "TCW's Fly Fishing Stuff" button at the top right of this page.

February 12, 2010

The "Riverside" with a "Jumping Brown" Trout illustration.

This is our "Riverside" style bench in progress. Dave has made the base, the back and sides, we added the hand drawn, woodburned and colored illustration to the back before we assembled the pieces.

February 10, 2010

Arrow Holder "Stalking"




We are working on our next project, "Stalking" is an arrow holder for recurve and compound bows. Its a bit tall for crossbow arrows; 20" arrows sit in it with the bottom of the fletching rubbing the top edge..not good for accuracy if it alters the fletching so we'll be working on a shorter version for those arrows.

February 4, 2010

Red Oak Organizer Tray



Dave's latest accessory for your fly benches. Nice little organizer for all your packets. Great for taking along your favorite fly tying materials for fishing trips or to keep on your bench to keep things handy. Send us a picture of your favorite fly and we'll hand draw, color and woodburn the image on the front of the organizer..included with tray. We also fully line the bottom of the trays with a thick green felt nap to protect your bench!(accessories shown with benches not included)

February 3, 2010

Red Oak Fly Tying Bench w Rainbow Trout





Red Oak bench we just finished up, all solid oak dowelled, sanded and glued by hand. The image is hand drawn, woodburned and colored by our in house artisan before it's polyurethaned with 4 coats of Minwax clear satin with a light sanding using 320 between coats for a good durable finish. We've also lined the entire bottom with a thick nap of green felt to keep it in your lap or to prevent marring desktops.

February 2, 2010

New Friends, Thanks Marty...
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Fly Tying Bench










Turkey Creek Woodworks' basic portable fly tying bench with dedicated single row spool and tool racks, a large work area and an optional book rack. The one shown is made of birch..we'll be adding new styles to our site soon so check back in a couple of weeks.

January 30, 2010

Turkey Box Calls













These are some of my turkey box calls - some handcarved from one pc. of wood and some handmade box calls, made with black walnut, cherry, maple, poplar & oak or combinations of wood types, they can be made in other types of wood also, my girlfriend favors the black walnut with oak base.

September 12, 2009


Last winter saw a bald eagle in a tree in my yard along the Lake Erie bank, was a sunday morning..... It was watching out over the frozen lake....
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candle holders

Red oak turkey box call with matching candle holders...display your call year round, candle holders are $35.00 a pair  we'll have a link soon to our hunting stuff.
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Conneaut Creek, PA, United States
I started making turkey box calls about 8 years ago when I needed a hobby; I was a Vol. Firefighter/EMT for 22 years and Capt. the last 12. I never had time for a hobby then, I guess firefighting was my hobby and getting time to bowhunt back then was cherished. I took woodshop in school with the same teacher all 6 yrs. and I learned a lot from him, that started my passion for woodworking. Anyway, needing a hobby I combined my two passions; woodworking and the outdoors..being an NWTF member..what was better than turkey calls, and later hunting stuff; it was the natural thing to do. I recently took up fly fishing and made a few friends that needed some woodworking done for them so now I make fishing related stuff too.

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