|Project by Gene Howe||posted 1996 days ago||2497 views||5 times favorited||38 comments|
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!
-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton