Walnut is my favorite wood and I have a lot of it. Not only that, it special because it I personally harvested it from the family farm and had it sawed and air dried it. About six years ago I built a bed and night stands for my son. Ended up wearing "space suits" to get it done. Hateful.
In the meantime I have worked very little of it and even then for short bursts. This coffee table has taken a few days. At first, no reaction. Now the eyes are irritated. I was hoping I had outgrown the reaction. I guess not. I will take better care of myself and finish the table, hopefully today, clean up and move on to a different wood.