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Project by ca8920 posted 10-31-2015 06:11 AM 850 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess you’d call this project bitter sweet. One of my best friends recently passed from cancer…. F*ck Cancer BTW…. His wife asked me to make a Funeral Box as a final resting place, here’s the box. My friend was a big bear of a man, it was one of his nicknames, hence my wife’s added touch of the bear paw print on the top.

Miss ya brother.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch





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#1 posted 10-31-2015 07:34 AM

Nice ‘touch’ on the top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-31-2015 07:51 AM

Nice box Chris,
OK now the amature detctive is on the case….
Just how big is it? obviously your big bear of a friend was not human? but the text doesn’t indicate this!

Some more pictures and construction notes will possibly solve the dilemma

-- Regards Robert

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Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 10-31-2015 10:30 AM

Thank you for sharing; not only your feelings but your craftsmanship in woodworking.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#4 posted 10-31-2015 11:34 AM

Nice box. Sorry for your loss

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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ca8920

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#5 posted 10-31-2015 02:42 PM

The box is 9.5” long, 7.25” deep and 5.5” tall. The size was recommended by the funeral home.

Chris


Nice box Chris,
OK now the amature detctive is on the case….
Just how big is it? obviously your big bear of a friend was not human? but the text doesn t indicate this!

Some more pictures and construction notes will possibly solve the dilemma

- robscastle


-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

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schugi

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#6 posted 11-01-2015 04:00 AM

Very nice tribute to your friend. I agree with you, f*@k cancer!

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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Birdhouse

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#7 posted 11-01-2015 03:10 PM

That is real nice thing to do. I have lost 2 brothers and a grand father and grand mother to it and my daughter is fighting it now.

-- Terry

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Lee

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#8 posted 11-01-2015 05:54 PM

The rule of thumb for sizing is that one cubic inch of space is needed for every pound of body weight.

Here’s a frame of reference…a one gallon jug contains 231 cubic inches of space. So, if one weighs 231 pounds, the remains will fit in a one gallon jug.

Question… how was the fill access designed??

Thanks..sorry to hear about your friend

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Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 11-01-2015 06:50 PM

This may also be of use-
http://www.mainelyurns.com/what-size-cremation-urn.html

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Richard

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#10 posted 11-03-2015 10:46 PM

You did a very good job on this and it is a nice tribute to your friend.
These are one of the hardest things a woodworker can make , not because of the work involved but because of the emotions involved. I made one for my Step Daughter and it was tough to do but in the end it was more than worth it even if it was not fancy or super nice.
I just sized mine so the inside fit the plastic box the funeral home put the ashes in then a flat bottom rabbeted into the base.

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