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Wooden box projects and adventures #5: Just got reminded that I never put up the end result!

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Blog entry by MadJester posted 03-23-2015 03:41 PM 1092 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So here is the final look on the small coffin…it has the cremains of my previous dog and two cats. My friend brought me the small handles and the lovely marquetry pice that I used on the lid…

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle



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#1 posted 03-23-2015 03:49 PM

It came out very nice Sue.

-- PER Larry

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 06:29 PM

A fitting tribute to your old friends (the dog and two cats, I mean). Thanks for posting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 07:00 PM

Thank you PER Larry and Martyn…:D

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 08:18 PM

Well thats a very nice result to see.

The leafing process is something I would be interested in following up.
I made a couple of coffins/caskets many years ago and then a chisel box using rub and buff but that was the closest to leafing I got.

A fitting result and memorial to your expired companions, just out of interest how did you get the remains in the coffin?

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 12:13 AM

Hey Sue, well done tribute…....

The details are great…..sad for the loss of the companions..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 09:37 AM

Pssst I bought this kit today

All I need to do now is learn how to use it.

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 03-25-2015 10:38 PM

Thanks all!

Rob…I received the cremains in a tin (or a small box for one of them) and they were all in a plastic bag….so I just placed the plastic bags inside the little coffin….I don’t think I could fit another in there…maybe one more…not sure…definitely not my pup when he goes…maybe I could squeeze a cat in there…(ugh…that’s a rather morbid thought…but there it is…)

As for the gold leaf…I use Rolco guilding size…I like the tack it has…as for the leaf…I always use fake gold (or fake silver unless I come across the real thing…)...with the fake stuff, you can play with the color using brass tarnishing liquid…I’m not a master at it…I learned how to do it when I worked for a custom furniture company…and if it’s a bit messy, that’s ok because I distress it anyway…holidays or spots that don’t take the leaf are ok, as they add to the look…after all that, I spray it with lacquer and then can apply some burnt umber mixed with black paint and daub it on…then the remaining coats of lacquer….again…just adds to the distressed look…..I’ve never used the water based size…so I can’t speak to that….

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#8 posted 04-06-2015 06:13 AM

Sue, thanks for the blog and the finished project post. Waiting (forgetting) to post for a couple of years sounds like something I would do! I really like the silver-leaf solution. Reminded me of doing similar ‘leafing’ (the fake stuff) when I was a kid at my grandma’s, over a poured plaster something or other. The crack in the lid just adds to the history of the piece.

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 04-06-2015 11:20 PM

Thanks Candy….I seriously have the memory span of a gnat sometimes. The leaf work is dead easy to do….if you are going for a distressed look…I’ve never attempted a high end item, getting it all flat and even can be a pain…It was a good thing that Rob sent me a message!! :D

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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