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CABINET FOR LIFE'S JOURNEY SERIES #1: CABINETS OF LOVE

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GOOD DAY FELLOW WOOD WORKERS, IVE HAD A PROJECT ROLLING AROUND IN MY HEAD FOR AWHILE AND KEPT PUTTING IT OFF, BUT AFTER SEEING SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS DONE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS, IVE DECIDED THAT THE PROJECT IS A GO…AND WHAT IS IT YOU ASK…..ME AND MY WIFES CASKETS, ONE REASON IS I DONT LIKE WHAT THEY MAKE AND SELL YOU, THEY LOOK JUST TO ME LIKE A CASKET….I WANT SOMETHING THAT IS WARM AND EARTHY LOOKING I LOVE THE BEAUTY OF WOOD AND I HAVE SOME HEART PINE AND CEDAR THAT WILL BE THE MATERIALS FOR THIS, I HAVE A LARGE SHED AND WHEN THERE DONE WILL GO INTO THE BACK AND JUST GET COVERED, UNTIL THE DAY COMES WHEN THERE NEEDED, I WILL HAVE MUCH MORE PEACE OF MIND KNOW THEY ARE READY, AND MY WIFE WILL NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT CONCERN AND THE MONEY.THEY CHARGE SO MUCH FOR THOSE OTHERS..SO STAYED TUNED…THE PROJECT STARTS TODAY AND I WILL POST ON THEM WHEN THERE DONE…..I LOOK AT DEATH AS ONE DOOR CLOSEING AND ANOTHER OPENING….MY WIFE AND I WILL BE GOING HOME TO OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN…AND TO ALL THE BLESSINGS OF ETERNITY..AND I DONT VIEW DEATH AS A BAD THING..IT COMES TO US ALL, I KNOW I WILL BE LAID IN A BEAUTIFUL WOOD PROJECT THAT I DID AND IT WILL BE SOMTHING THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO SMILE…....GRIZZMAN.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']



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patron

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#1 posted 1885 days ago

iv’e thought about making myself a coffin/coffee table for some years now .
after all the work ive basically given away over the years , i might as well give myself one !
and use it while im waiting . i can store stuff in it too .
my brother died earlier this year , and while waiting for some paper work at the mortuary ,
i wandered into their coffin/urn display . they had about 10 coffins in there .
when the lady mortician came in with a big smile , i asked her why one cost 1200.00 and another
8000.00 , could he live longer in the more expensive one ?
it took her about 10 seconds to process this , and was suddenly not so cheery when i asked for the carboard
box for his ashes ,( the state paid for his indigent cremation ) and i am now ready to make some boxes for his
ashes to keep until i can do my own farewell ( the other boxes are for other family members that want to say adios in their own way ) .
. thought to consider , some states have rules about burial , they have some bigger box thats sealed they put
caskets in , something about germs ?
might be worth checking , at least to get the size right .
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well if we don’t meet here , i’ll see you in heaven !
save me a seat , as will i for you .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SCOTSMAN

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#2 posted 1885 days ago

you guys are going to be here a while yet so keep positive.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 1885 days ago

sounds like a good blog topic … looking forward to it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 1885 days ago

Hey Grizzman
sounds like and interesting build maybe you could incorporate some of Davids designs in it if you want some thing up beat. beyond that I go with what Alistair said .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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grizzman

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#5 posted 1885 days ago

ok im going to clairify this just once, i have no plans on going anywhere, i want to stay as long as the good lord allows, but im just being practicial, i cant afford nor do i want to afford those things they sell, i want something beautiful and it will be more upbeat then what you get at a funreal home..so dont think ive got some death wish or sit around thinking of death all the time…so that is that….follow along if you like im doing what wood workers love to do…”WORK THE WOOD’’ with a very persoanl attachment…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 1883 days ago

we’ve had several caskets posted on the site in the past couple of years. Very sentimental process.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 1865 days ago

Hi Grizz. If you are interested, just put “casket” in the search box here on LJ and you will see a good number of posts that have been made. One LJer, Mark DeCou, I think it is, made a beautiful mission style casket. As Patron alluded to there are laws and regulations surrounding the use of caskets: liners and such but it is obviously achieveable. I am also a woodworker who has at one time or another entertained the thought of building his own casket. You have me thinking about it again. Your love of wood is admirable and obviously you have a strong affinity with it. I think it is a wonderful idea and wish you well on the project.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Mike

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#8 posted 1859 days ago

Mortuary workers are a strange bunch. They are very procedure minded and do not appreciate doing something different than they normally do. I worked in the industry a few years ago and would suggest calling a funeral home first before making such an intimate build. State laws vary and can be very strict. Most of the time the caskets have to be ait tight, which could be a difficult build.
Take care

-- One does things through mania, through obsession, through an automatic need that escapes understanding.

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grizzman

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#9 posted 1859 days ago

i have already contacted our local funeral home…there is no problem….every state has diffrent procedures and laws..if anyone wants to pursue this type of project…just call your local funeral home and ask the director….they will tell you what you need to do …here we have no such laws…..all caskets are put inside a concrete vault….don’t know what the airtight think would be…maybe they are trying to keep out the bugs…..or don’t want to to become wet…that’s why i am having a umbrella put inside mine…..and some insect traps….want to be fresh for the resurrection

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

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#10 posted 1859 days ago

how about some books and a candle ,
and maybe something to drink ,
while you are waiting ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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