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Project by Les Casteel posted 07-07-2010 02:42 AM 2811 views 10 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another nice couple in Southern California is looking forward to this one. It was built from southern Missouri walnut, cut 3 years ago and air dried here in northern Arkansas. It has the typical Maloof amenities and is finished with my customary finish of oil followed up with wipe on poly, 8 coats. Finally, a gentle rubdown and some Minwax paste wax (dark), then into the crate and onto the dock at FEDEX. Thanks for looking.

-- Les, Arkansas, www.woodthatrocks.com





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#1 posted 07-07-2010 02:48 AM

Another beauty!

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 07-07-2010 02:54 AM

beautiful work LES, you did an awesome job

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 07-07-2010 03:11 AM

Way beautiful completely wonderful plus extra fine wood.

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 03:49 AM

I’ve got no words to describe this one!

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

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#5 posted 07-07-2010 03:58 AM

Takes my breath away…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 04:05 AM

Very nice finish This is a bucket list project.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 04:21 AM

Les, your work is so far above my skill level, I don’t feel worthy to comment on it other then to say that it’s absolutely beautiful!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#8 posted 07-07-2010 04:25 AM

That is some nice work. Gotta love that walnut wood. I had my first experience working with walnut this weekend and it is now my new favorite wood. Very well done.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#9 posted 07-07-2010 04:38 AM

Ditto on all the previous comments

-- Gary, MN

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#10 posted 07-07-2010 04:46 AM

you sure have this down .

very nice ,

the finish and the wood are excellent !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 07-07-2010 04:52 AM

WOW! ...absolutely beautiful rocker – magnificent work.

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#12 posted 07-07-2010 05:52 AM

Just Gorgeous!!! I’m sure your clients will be thrilled.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#13 posted 07-07-2010 06:34 AM

I love those rockers, who doesn’t right. Incredible finish.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#14 posted 07-07-2010 07:03 AM

Beautifully done! You are really having fun with these now! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 07-07-2010 11:17 AM

A work of art for sure! Mr. Maloof would be proud I’m sure. Wow the is something,,,, I’ll send you my address.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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