|Project by swirt||posted 03-17-2015 01:38 AM||1071 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
This was the hardest project I have ever built, and hopefully the hardest I will ever face. In 2006 my son passed away during his birth. It took me months to bring myself to buy the wood to make his urn. It took me another 8 years to be able to bring myself to make it.
As a lot of my projects go, I had requirements. It had to not look like a traditional urn or coffin. It had to be comfortable to hold and feel good to touch.
1) Finished – Sanded up to 1000 grit
2) Shooting the three sides to make them flush.
3) Marking the angles to join.
4) Scrubbing the angles.
5) Finding a heart in a pair of concentric triangles.
6) Scraping the curves.
Wood: 8” wide 4/4 cherry
Finish: Blonde Shellac (padded on)
Hand Tools: Crosscut saw, marking knife, marking gauge, scrub plane, jointer plane, block plane, router plane, smoothing plane, chisels, combination square, scissors, curved scraper, rasp, files, mallet, convex spokeshave, handscrews, F-clamps, coping saw, sandpaper.
Power Tools: Bandsaw, Drill press, random orbit sander
Full how-to and a lot more photos: The Resting Heart
-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com