Resting Place for My Dad My first Project

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Project by bcsawdust posted 12-08-2014 03:16 AM 1143 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to take up woodworking after driving a locomotive for 35 years.
After looking on at lumberjocks for a couple years, I am starting to understand a little bit about wood.
Just like driving a train, you have to be patient.

My dad passed away earlier this year, so I felt it was time to make something. A box for my dad to rest in until I let him go, was what I came up with. My dad loved to fish and during our last fishing adventure I was given a limited framed print from the Haida Gwaii First Nations, for catching and releasing a 40 plus pound salmon.
So my plan is to do the same thing for my dad. Until then, he will rest in the box I made for him.

The top and bottom are pine and the sides are oak. I used dowels and glue to hold the base and sides. The dowels protruded through the bottom as miniature legs. I used a Danish oil and finished it off with some paste wax.
All the wood is recycled and free.

The wooden carving on the top was a gift from my aunt.

My next project, a jewelry box for my granddaughter.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-08-2014 03:56 AM

First off, Im sorry for your loss. You did a really good job on the box. Love the finish on it. Look forward to seeing more of your future projects

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 12-08-2014 06:05 AM

My condolences for you loss. You have done a marvelous job on this ‘resting’ place for your dad. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 12-08-2014 06:26 PM

Very nice looking box for your Dad to rest in. I made one for my stepdaughter awhile ago and it was one of those things that you don’t want to do but are then very Glad that you did.

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#4 posted 12-12-2014 02:40 AM

Sorry for your loss. You did well for him.

After the last two Christmas gifts for the kids, I have to do something similar for my dad.

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