12/25/06 - Well, the race is over ... and, despite a last minute sprint and
as the odds makers predicted, time, or lack thereof, won out.
The cold, rainy weather precluded applying any finish whatsoever, the
interior tray is not complete, and none of the hardware could be mounted
without unduly rushing an important and exacting task to the possible
detriment of much good work.
However, and despite these last few finishing touches, the cedar Hope Chest
was complete enough to be able to make its appearance under the tree, where
it was filled (drawers and all) to the brim with the young lady's other
Christmas gifts, to the delight of all concerned:
... whereupon it will be returned to the shop to apply the finish and mount
Merry Christmas To All!
Last update: 12/25/06
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