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#1 FTFFlyPattern


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:33 PM

I built it with my father. It is maple with the drawer fronts made of tiger maple. I am very proud of this desk and is my finest piece of furniture Roll top, pull out desk, some small item storage. I store most of my materials in a near by cabinet. This is actually a less cluttered state than normal. I like a cluttered desk, what can i say. “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”

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#2 JSzymczyk


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:21 PM

That's a beautiful desk. 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:25 PM

Nice desk.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:27 PM

WOW! I would love a roll top desk to tie on. GREAT job!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:30 PM

very nice desk and something you can treasure for years to come

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:04 AM

Very nice desk indeed. I noticed your Vise base, how does that function?


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

I like the rotating vice base.  Swing the vice out to work, back to close the roll top.  But does the clamping system work?  I only ask because of the clip that seems to be supporting the base near the vice end.


That is beautiful work, and I love the slide out desk top.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:08 AM

I have always wanted a roll top desk for my fly tying room. That is just fantastic!!.

I was tying flies and fly fishing before it got trendy.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

I would love to have a desk like that, nice and compact. looks nice too

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:12 PM

Very nice desk.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:53 AM

Love it, very nice desk!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:44 PM

That desk is gorgeous!!!

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:46 PM

What a beautiful piece of furniture. You must be married......

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:12 PM

Each time I go back and look at your photos, I become more and more impressed with your desk. The drawers, pull out work space, handles, all the little details, it is indeed a fine piece of furniture. The fact that you built it with your father I would guess makes it even more special. I envy you…. and not just for the desk. By the way, the appointments around the desk are very well done too. Beautiful!


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

That is outstanding. I think rolltops make the best fly tying desks. Clean up / tidying up is as quick as closing the rolltop. That really is beautiful!