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The LOML and I just finished this. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift for our son. A little late!

The Black Walnut came from my BIL's back yard as a result of a tornado that went through Neoga, IL in '02. He had it slabbed, We picked it up in '03 and it lay in our storage building until last Oct. That's when I began cutting the parts. We put the last finish on it yesterday (3/13/09). I have no idea the number of hours it took from initial rough cutting, jointing and planing till finish. I probably worked on it 20 hrs a week for 16 weeks. I do know that there are over 360 separate pieces of wood in that thing and it weighs a TON!

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Nice chest. All those hours of work show. I'm sure you son will appreciate it for the rest of his life…even if it was 3 months late (-;
 

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That is beautiful Gene.
 

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Your son will say it was worth the wait, and then some!
 

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Thanks everyone. Your comments are highly appreciated.
 

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Awesome. Did you work from a design?
 

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It will truly be worth the wait, for it is a beauty.
 

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A beautiful job. Better late than never and to be out of wood that could have been burned if not salvaged.
 

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A great looking chest. You've got to let wood age during the construction. At least that's what I tell my wife. You've got tp let those parts stabalize so they don't warp and all that bad stuff.

Beautiful.
 

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I love this piece!

Looks like some great craftsmanship. Love the design.
 

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You to did a beautiful job. That is a piece that will last forever. I'm sure he will be excited when he gets it.
 

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great looking project…nice design…well done!!
 

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Great looking job!

Very nice design.
 

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Great project! Good things come to those who wait. Your son is going to love this.
 

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Really great job on that. What a beautiful piece of furniture.
 

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Great job. That is a nice clean piece of furniture. When will you be making the matching bed!!!
 

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Nice looking high boy. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 

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Excellant,,,,very well done.
 

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Thanks to everyone. Wife and I are truly humbled by your kind words.
To those who asked, we modified plans from those appearing in Woodsmith.
Finish is 2 coat sof Dark Walnut Watco and 4 coats of Polyurethane, wetsanded between coats and, finally a rubdown with carnuba an 0000 SW.
 
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