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    A birthday present

    I built this box as a birthday present for my grandson who turns 17 next week. The walnut was from a tree planted by his great-great uncle in 1912. I harvested it in 1995, the year he was born.
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    Great looking box Dennis and the history behind the wood is pretty cool also your grandson will treasure it and maybe pass on down to his grandchildren some day

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    Cool man! The story behind it is very cool, you should type that up on a card to leave in the box for future generations!

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    great stuff, I also think what tom said is a great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Becnel
    Cool man! The story behind it is very cool, you should type that up on a card to leave in the box for future generations!
    I now own the land on which my great uncle planted 8 walnuts and 5 black locust trees in what the county now claims as highway right of way. The county would have removed them; but I decided to do it myself and recover the wood. It turned out to be about 900 bd ft of walnut. I have used this wood only for gifts for family members and include the story with each gift. Thus far, I have used about 50 bd ft, so I have a lot more gifts to make.

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    Nice box, and the story behind it is even better!
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    Very cool Dennis
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    Great job on the box, Dennis. I really like the grain orientation on the lid.
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    Great story and fantastic job on the box
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