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Nick2011, I'm with you on the ever-evolving tying station. There's nothing wrong with making a change if you feel like it. It's your space, and the whole point of this is enjoyment, right? So make it how you like it, and if "how you like it" is constantly evolving, then it makes sense that you'd need a re-model of the tying space from time to time. Some of us need a "change of scenery" once in a while to keep the creative juices flowing.

 

You've also go folks like me, who are just getting into woodworking and, as our skills increase, we're able to make nicer things for ourselves and we like the challenge. I got into woodworking a little over a year ago by cobbling together a little desktop tying station, and just this morning I woke up with a vision of what I want "Tying Station 2.0" to look like.

 

So go for it, I say. :)

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Bryon it may be too late already but if not my advice to you would be to back away from the woodworking now while you still have a chance.

I got into it around 2004 for the same reason, to build my tying desk with my own hands.

Fast forward a few years and thousands later and I had finally made that desk at probably ten times the cost it would have been to just buy.

Yeah my advice to you is to drop that hand plane and run as fast as you can.

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Here's the one I made, I will not be changing anything up besides it's location in the house.

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I have to agree with mikechell, Bruce M -- that is a beautiful tying desk. You know, for me, it's not all about dollars and cents. Sure, I have a budget and I have to be sensible, just like everyone else, but if I enjoy doing something, I consider the time and money I spend on it a worthwhile investment.

Every single last person on this forum owns equipment he or she doesn't need, and/or spends money on a pastime he/she doesn't "need" to pursue.

If we weren't all perfectly willing to spend time and money on things and activities solely because they are fun and meaningful in some way to us, this forum wouldn't exist.

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Bruce is that Maple vanier or solid?

It's all made of solid maple. I took it from rough sawn from the mill to its present form.

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To Bryon,

Yeah I get it, I was only having a little fun. I too get much enjoyment out of it, same goes with tying flies that will probably never see the river...I just like tying them.

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Bruce -

 

I knew you were just kidding--sorry, I tend to get a little "preachy" at times. :) You're quite right about the woodworking--it's basically a way to spend 3x-10x the money you'd spend buying a perfectly good version of something just to build (in my case, anyway) a less perfect version of the same thing. Whenever I ask my wife if she's bothered by the money I spend on fly tying materials and tools, or wood and woodworking tools, she just points out that, as mid-life crisis purchases go, mine are pretty tame compared to the stereotypical ones (sports car, divorce, trophy wife, etc.... :-D )

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Bruce is that Maple vanier or solid?

It's all made of solid maple. I took it from rough sawn from the mill to its present form.

Beautiful piece of furniture!

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