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This desk was built by students with the help of a friend of mine who is a teacher in Maryland, Tim Ryan.
Tim is without question one of the best teachers I have know during my tenure of 36 years. Tim goes far beyond most teachers. He is not only a great teacher he is the best craftsman I have ever know. This is just one example of the type of work he has helped his students with over the years, note that countless hours after school were given up by Tim to help his student complete this project.
A salute to a wonderful man and a fantastic teacher!

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 1565 days ago

Wow, very impressive build, Well done to all who contributed.

-- Bob A in NJ

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 1565 days ago

Very nice!! And man do those square work benches bring back great high school woodshop memories!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 1565 days ago

Very nicely built.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1565 days ago

Bob, Tim and his students did a wonderful job on the desk. It’s great to see a teacher that will take so much time teaching our students a skill that is fast becoming a lost art in this country. When so many of our schools have taken the shops and classes out of school. I first feel in love with woodworking in shop class at school and I too had a great teacher. Thanks for sharing that with us and pass on my “Thank You” to Tim and his students. A Great job.

-- John @

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#5 posted 1565 days ago

a little more advanced then the step stool that was made in my school. wtg kids


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#6 posted 1565 days ago

God Bless teachers like Tim.
That shop class setting looks just like mine did and it was my favorite.
He is the reason there will be another generation of woodworkers coming up.


-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 1565 days ago

Nice build, you will remeber that.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Monty Queen

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#8 posted 1565 days ago

Wow, I love it, the desk looks awesome. Fantastic.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#9 posted 1564 days ago

Classic roll top, who gets the desk now????

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 1564 days ago

Teachers like that are priceless.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#11 posted 1564 days ago

That desk is fantastic. Tim did a great job in teaching those students. His work through them will last several lifetimes.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood, only smaller projects.

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#12 posted 1564 days ago

There is a modified saying- “Those who can, do. Those who can do it better- teach”. Tim is obviously one those who do it better.

The skills and dedication of Tim- and teachers like him- are the foundation of our craftsmen of tomorrow.

Thank you for posting this and thank Tim for all he has done for his kids.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 1563 days ago

Really great looking desk, I’ve always liked roll top desks.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#14 posted 1563 days ago

Very nice Desk super job

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1563 days ago

Great job on the desk. Hats off to Tim Ryan and his student.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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