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Project by schloemoe posted 07-31-2014 11:30 PM 1135 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a family member whose puppy is terminally ill . She ask me to build a Casket for the puppy I have to admit I think caskets for animals is a little silly but I did what a good brother would and built this eventho I haven’t as yet applied a finish or put a lining inside I thought I would share it with you . I hope no one is offended by the some what morbid nature of this. Thanks for looking…............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 11:50 PM

Rick you did a wonderful job,your a very good brother and very understanding. Pets become family members and a kindness like this build can only help with their grief.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 07-31-2014 11:57 PM

Regardless of the circumstances, you did a beautiful job with it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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tinnman65

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#3 posted 07-31-2014 11:58 PM

I don’t think a casket for a pet is all that silly considering that they are considered to most people as a member of the family, no I’m not comparing it to a loss of a real family member. However you feel its more about making your family member feel better when they’re sad. Nice job on the the little casket I think it looks great.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 08-01-2014 12:02 AM

Not offended at all. You did a very nice job on this, because you care.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 08-01-2014 12:14 AM

Looks like a very nice casket for the puppy…. Sad story…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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lew

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#6 posted 08-01-2014 12:57 AM

All of us who have furry family members, would never be offended. You did a beautiful job and I am certain your sister will appreciate it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bill Huffman

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#7 posted 08-01-2014 01:26 AM

I have to say, my wife and I are “those” type of people. We still treat our cats like cats, but they are certainly living the life of Riley. When we have had to put down cats in the past, I literally cried like a baby, and don’t care what people think about it.

I think what you built, even though your beliefs are somewhat different shows an immense amount of character and compassion for your family. Thank you for the story, and please tell your family member that we feel for them.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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TheFridge

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#8 posted 08-01-2014 01:37 AM

Kinda weird but hey, looks good.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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KE4NYV

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#9 posted 08-01-2014 01:43 AM

My dog IS my family. I don’t have any kids of my own. It’s not crazy at all, as far as I’m concerned. Looks like you did a great job.

-- Jason R.

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hotncold

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#10 posted 08-01-2014 02:42 AM

It’s beautiful!
Sadly, I’ve been anticipating doing the same in the not to distant future.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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rhybeka

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#11 posted 08-01-2014 09:10 AM

Anything to help in the grieving process of a pet is always welcome :) looks great :)

-- aspiring jill of all trades

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robscastle

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#12 posted 08-01-2014 09:40 AM

I would have to say thats a very neat job you have done.
Make sure you update it upon doing the lining and finish please.

Do not be concerned about being morbit it all part of life beginings and ends.

Its not just pets we are attached to my electric kette snuffed it after 15 odd years of faithful service,

I could not bring myself to just “chuck it out” so it was buried in the yard. Silly ? who cares !!

-- Regards Robert

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DonB

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#13 posted 08-01-2014 11:13 AM

My daughter recently lost her German Shepard dog of 14 years. She stood guard over the kids and the house from day one until she passed. Even chased a black bear off “her” front porch. If I lived closer I would have done the same as did you. I would have been grateful to ease my daughter’s sense of loss. Nice work on the wood and thanks for sharing your fine work. And I also have a pet buried in the back yard.

-- DonB

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Rockbuster

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#14 posted 08-01-2014 12:33 PM

Beautifully done, it should be accepted well, and lessen the pain. When my dog was put down two years ago on Feb 17th., I made a special segmented candle holder with two rings of 17 segments each. I burn a candle in it every Feb. 17th.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Mike

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#15 posted 08-01-2014 01:58 PM

Schloemoe, I’m curious about how the lid is made. Did you make it with layers of trim with a solid top? Looks really nice.

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