a memorial box , for my brother joe

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my brother joe , passed away on january 7th , he was 57 years old ,

he had liver and kidney problems , and was taking some meds for this .

unfortunately he decided to ” party ” on new years eve .

after 24 hours of drinking ,

he went into a coma for 7 days , and died .

it took 3 months to get his ashes from the mortuary ,

and another 3 months for me to get a chance to do some thing about it .
this is my attempt to do something to honor him .


there is more to this box ,
coming to a lumberjock site soon !
and a full tutorial about this project .
this is just a preview.

-- 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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#1 posted 07-09-2009 04:56 AM

Hey David
This is a fine tribute to your brother. I’m so sorry about your brother That is such a sad story my heart goes out to you and your family. This is a over the top box most beautiful and shows the excellence of your skill. Most remarkable and unique design. Well done My friend

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 07-09-2009 05:03 AM

Again sorry to hear about your brother … 57 is way too young in this day and age
well done on the box … very intricate construction

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

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#3 posted 07-09-2009 05:06 AM

thank’s jim ,
and dan ,
he picked the life he wanted ,
for 20 years i did what i could for him ,
i gave him 1/2 acre lot , and built him a house on it .
for 12 years , he had a roof over his head ,
now that he is gone ,
i need to clean and sell the place .
the money i’m hoping will go towards my new shop !

and thanks for the condolances .

-- 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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#4 posted 07-09-2009 05:08 AM

My condolences to you and your family.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 07-09-2009 05:13 AM

im sorry you had to loose your brother…, you did a beautiful memorial box for him…and as always your project turned out just great…grizzman

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

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Don K.

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#6 posted 07-09-2009 05:13 AM

I am very sorry my friend, I had no idea you had lost your brother….my deepest condolences to you and your family…you and yours will be in my prayers.

The box is absolutely beautiful and breath taking…a very fitting tribute from one brother to another !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#7 posted 07-09-2009 05:14 AM

My condolances to you David. You’re a good brother.


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#8 posted 07-09-2009 05:14 AM

thank you jack , grizz , don , and rick ( im david , my brother was joe )
my prayers now are that ,
the good Lord will watch over him ,
and give him the joy he missed in life !.

-- 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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#9 posted 07-09-2009 05:28 AM


I am sorry to read of the loss of your brother. The memorial box is certainly a fitting tribute to his life. Take comfort in the fact that there is no more pain, schedule of medications or limitations on his life.

Lew and Mimi

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

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#10 posted 07-09-2009 05:42 AM

David: I truley sorry for your loss and I’m glad that you felt comfortable enough to share that with us.

My prayers are with you and your family.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 07-09-2009 05:57 AM

I do not feel sorry for your brother, I celebrate him;
He is in a much better place now, watching over you and I’m sure he looks down upon you with a big smile when he sees all that you share and hold dear.

The box is beautiful and inspiring my friend. Take care and know he is well in the hands of the Lord.

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#12 posted 07-09-2009 06:02 AM

In such a time of sorrow you have managed to be creative and fabricate a beautiful memorial for your brother. A very impressive accomplishment. My best to you and yours.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 07-09-2009 06:35 AM

Sorry for your loss the box is a great tribute to your brother.
Hang in there it does get easier with time.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#14 posted 07-09-2009 06:38 AM

Hey David, sorry to hear about your brother…it must be a tough thing to go through. What a nice box you built for him.

Take care,


-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#15 posted 07-09-2009 07:37 AM

No words can tell you the pain I feel for you.
The tribute you pay Joe with the construction of the memorial box shows us the man you are.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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