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Project by Ryan Corrigan posted 2705 days ago 1970 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the last project at school. It remains today as you see it in the pictures from 4 years ago. I may never finish it. No inspiration.

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY http://www.CelticCrossWood.com





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2705 days ago

Well what are you waiting for…That is a lot of work to stop just two days short of completion. I can give you an ex’s number if you need someone in your life to nag you!

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Corey

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#2 posted 2705 days ago

Doesn’t look like your to far from the end there Ryan, it’s a nice piece!

Corey

-- http://woodshop51503.tripod.com/index.html

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Ryan Corrigan

68 posts in 2708 days


#3 posted 2705 days ago

No nagging needed. I’ll eventually finish it I guess. But it will have to be in my “spare time”. HAHA!

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY http://www.CelticCrossWood.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 2705 days ago

Other than drawers, cubby-holes, whats left.

You can use this as a training tool to build or reinforce some construction techniques, Some finishing techniques.

And then you can trash it, if you want. I mean it’s taking up space that could probably be used for other things.

Make dust, Have Fun.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2704 days ago

and you are not inspired because….. ??
You don’t want the job of refinishing? You don’t like the desk? You aren’t pleased with the end result? ...

(Dennis – you are too funny)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2704 days ago

All that work and a metal folding chair??!! C’mon. let’s get this thing finished and then build a nice chair to go with it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Ryan Corrigan

68 posts in 2708 days


#7 posted 2704 days ago

It’s not my personal style and it will not be in my house. If someone wanted to buy it I would finish it for resale. Right now it is just collecting dust up at the shop.

Ryan

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY http://www.CelticCrossWood.com

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oscorner

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#8 posted 2704 days ago

It’s good to hear that professionals procrastinate, too. Time to move on, sell it, give it to charity and build one that will inspire you.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2785 days


#9 posted 2703 days ago

so now you need to write about it in a loving way – inspiring viewers to WANT to own it..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#10 posted 2703 days ago

Ryan isn’t procrastinating, but simply letting the wood age before finishing it. Well, it was an idea…

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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oscorner

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#11 posted 2703 days ago

If it were cherry, that would be an idea, Bill. What wood did you make it out of anyway, Ryan?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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tooljunky

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#12 posted 2702 days ago

Nice roll top desk, I did one sevral years ago I know how much time is spent making one

-- vlee2@ford.com

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Karson

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#13 posted 2702 days ago

Well Ryan. We are all waiting for the finished product.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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PanamaJack

4469 posts in 2702 days


#14 posted 2684 days ago

Great job. It’s amazing what one can make from a bunch of old skids. Beautiful looking cabinet work.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Ryan Corrigan

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#15 posted 2680 days ago

Keep waiting karson. unless some one wants to buy it i don’t think i’ll finish it untill i have alot of dead time or i can’t live without the space.:)

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY http://www.CelticCrossWood.com

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