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Took me almost a year to finally finish this chest for my daughters 28th birthday. Better late than never, and I did scribble something on the bottom. Mark DeCou made a wonderful suggestion that I do that and my daughter cried when she read it. Darn you Mark. This and the chairs I’ve made and the wishing well, well cover are the largest projects I’ve done since I worked construction years ago, when I built houses, garages, gas stations, etc. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#1 posted 11-24-2007 06:11 PM

Nice one Mike! Mark DeCou is right. She’ll never part with this one.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 11-24-2007 06:31 PM

Great job Mike. A beautiful chest.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 11-24-2007 07:14 PM

treasured forever and she’ll think of you every time she is near it :)

it’s beautiful. Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 11-24-2007 07:25 PM

Mike -

Beautiful chest and a very touching story. Mark gave you good advice!


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#5 posted 11-24-2007 08:01 PM

He sure did. I think the note I wrote on the bottom meant more than the chest. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 11-24-2007 11:31 PM

Great job. A real treasure!

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#7 posted 11-25-2007 12:17 AM

Beautiful job. The brass really sets it off.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 11-25-2007 12:24 AM

nice job mike im sure it will get passed thru the generations

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pat sherman

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#9 posted 11-25-2007 12:49 AM

mike, lovely work of art. she will treasure this forever and it will be passed down the line. thanks for showing us. and mark, your suggestions really work.

-- pat,ohio...

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#10 posted 11-25-2007 02:28 AM

now thats the nectar…
great job and thanks for the welcome

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#11 posted 11-25-2007 04:03 AM

Nice work, Mike. Looks like an heirloom piece for sure.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#12 posted 11-25-2007 04:19 AM

thanks everyone, thanks Pat, what have you been up to, haven’t seen anythihg from you lately, by the by, did I notice a name chane as in marrigage. Lov ya thanks all for the coments mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 11-25-2007 10:07 AM

Good work Mike – you did yourself proud. I love it when these New Heirlooms are made.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 11-25-2007 06:21 PM

Very beautiful Mike. This will go down in history (with your family). Looks like walnut?

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#15 posted 11-25-2007 07:25 PM

Looks great Mike!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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