A journey into the workshop. #46: More progress on the kitty grave marker.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 02-25-2010 04:02 AM 1456 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I tried keeping it as simple as possible, and worked the best I could to make the grain complimentary, and this is what I have been able to come up with. What you see here will NOT be what is all visible above ground. Remember I have dot have something sunk into the concrete footer right?

The design is pretty simple. Cross built from double layer cedar 2×4s, 12” wide x 24” tall (above ground). The edges are all relieved with my 1/2” 22.5 degree chamfer bit. I thought about the 45 degree bit, still not sure I made the right choice… But it looks pretty good in person…

The information plate will be a large heart shaped kitty name tag with the following…

1999 – 2010
Beloved Companion

Below that will be his name tag, license, and collar bell permanently attached via 2 part epoxy…

The entire thing will be sunk into a footer of concrete, at the head position of the kitty grave…

For those eagle eyed observers, you will notice that cedar has a NASTY tendency to nick, dent, and chip REALLY easily. The sole reason Cedar was chosen was because it also weathers extremely well in this climate, and I didn’t have any access to Cypress…

The grave marker for Tigger.
Grave Marker router details.

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 04:08 AM

It looks very nice. I am sure Tigger will be missed.

I know my cat and I are pretty much inseparable when I am in the house, she sleeps on my chest and shoulders when I am online.

God bless.

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 05:00 AM

Tigger belonged to my BIL. He (the BIL) has had a very rough last couple of years, ended up unable to work and on dialysis, going through a divorce (his wife asked for the divorce in the hospital, and served him papers at the Dialysis center, she’s a lawyer, need I say more?), and now the thing with the cat….

LOML and I have been helping him out since then, been a bit tough but well worth it, he’s a heck of a guy, and deserves better than what he got from her… His health is really turning around these days, and while still not fully stable enough to be able to get back to work, each day is better than the last. And his overall attitude about everything has really reminded me to be deeply grateful for the MANY blessings I have in my life…

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