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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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Dadoo

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#1 posted 2438 days ago

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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Karson

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#2 posted 2438 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2438 days ago

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

it’s beautiful. Well done.

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

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David

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#4 posted 2438 days ago

Mike -

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

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 2438 days ago

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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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2438 days ago

Great job. A real treasure!

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 2438 days ago

Beautiful job. The brass really sets it off.

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

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mrtrim

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#8 posted 2438 days ago

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

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pat sherman

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#9 posted 2438 days ago

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...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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oicurn2it2

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#10 posted 2438 days ago

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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TomFran

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#11 posted 2438 days ago

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

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

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 2438 days ago

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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cajunpen

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#13 posted 2437 days ago

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." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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TreeBones

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#14 posted 2437 days ago

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

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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miles125

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#15 posted 2437 days ago

Looks great Mike!

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

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