Last Winters project

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Project by RocDoc posted 10-16-2018 09:39 AM 1560 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this fly tying desk last winter. My 3rd project after a 20 yr break. It’s local NJ Ash and Walnut with a burled walnut veneer on the drawer faces. I went with a contrasting cockbeading( ash) which I think came out pretty well. It’s loaded with errors , but i am getting better.

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#1 posted 10-16-2018 09:58 AM

It’s loaded with errors , but i am getting better.

- RocDoc

the only error I might see is that your pictures aren’t showing the errors, consequently, all I see is one heck of a nice desk. I’ll bet the errors are in your mind only.
Very Nice Desk

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 10-16-2018 10:24 AM

Your fly’s have it way too good. That is such a nice piece I haven’t the words to describe.

It’s funny with all of the veneer, and wonderful features it’s the leg bandings that I like the most,

Very nice work, thanks for posting, and I usually never rush the true judgement, but Congrats on the 3 you will be getting, well deserved.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 10-16-2018 10:25 AM

Being magnificient is not an error, very well done my friend, this is simply a gorgeous piece of furniture. Bravo. keep on making saw dust ,,,
Thank you for showing.

-- andrek

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#4 posted 10-16-2018 10:46 AM

Wow… that’s pro right there! so nice!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#5 posted 10-16-2018 01:18 PM

Just…. wow! Beautiful craftsmanship. It looks amazing but the thought of making all those drawers makes my head hurt ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 10-16-2018 02:28 PM

Damn. That’s nice.

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#7 posted 10-16-2018 02:36 PM

That is truly stunning!

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#8 posted 10-16-2018 04:37 PM

Beautiful desk. Nice combination of wood choices brings it all together. Blending the errors is a skill on its own.


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#9 posted 10-16-2018 05:10 PM

a very nice and beautiful looking desk no doubt will become a cherished family heirloom GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#10 posted 10-16-2018 05:44 PM

This is a very beautiful piece. The Walnut burl veneer really sets it apart.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#11 posted 10-16-2018 05:57 PM

My Fly fisherman son would say that fly tying is an art and deserves such a fine piece of furniture to do it with. Very nice work. I do hope you continue to spend more time on woodworking projects than fly tying though.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 10-16-2018 07:34 PM

that is the work of a true craftsman at the highest level,just magnificent.i think we all judge our own work harshly,which makes us strive to be the best we can.ditto on the top 3.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 10-16-2018 07:41 PM

Heirloom! Will be a joy for generations.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#14 posted 10-16-2018 10:15 PM

very nice.
I would say that it’s too nice to work on…
But then again, that’s what you made it for, so have at it, and enjoy your time making flies.

-- Jeff NJ

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#15 posted 10-16-2018 10:47 PM

Wow, I hope u tie flies in a stately library! That is where this piece belongs. Beautiful Job. I was wondering what u did for its finish. Thx. AJ

-- AJ

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