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Project by RS Woodworks posted 07-07-2009 07:54 AM 1892 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by a coworker to build some boxes to contain the ashes of their 2 beloved dogs, Teak and Ciga, that sadly died within a short time of one another.
I gladly accepted the project and worked with them to come up with this design.

The wood is Teak Alowood (if your not familiar with alowood, look here.)

Each box has the dogs pawprint in the side, and Ciga’s has her tag on the front.
The large front area is for the owners favorite picture of their dogs.

My coworker was very happy with them and now sit proudly on her mantle.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





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#1 posted 07-07-2009 08:07 AM

That’s sad and beautiful at the same time!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 01:23 PM

Nice looking urns. People get attached to their pets and this means a lot. Nice work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 04:12 PM

Unique design good job

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 11:21 PM

Very nice. Does the lid attach permanently or can it be opened? I only ask because I don’t see any hinges. Again great job.

-- F.Little

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#5 posted 07-08-2009 01:56 AM

Thanks everyone.
woodnut, the entire box lifts off the base. No hinges. The base just attaches with #4 screws countersunk in the bottom.This way they could put the remains and notes in themselves and then just screw the bottom on and it still looks perfectly finished. The trim on the bottom overlaps the sides by about 1/8” to hide the seam.
Hope that makes sense.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#6 posted 07-10-2009 11:47 PM

Boomr, I just now saw your reply to my question, and yes it makes plenty of sense. I am thinking of doing something similar and really like your design. Thanks for the answer.

-- F.Little

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