Fido's box

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 1756 days ago 1175 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The dog’s name is not Fido, but I have had a few requests from a local vet for wooden cremation urns for dearly departed pets. This lidded box is honey locust. It is 9 inches tall and 4 inches across. The lid is hollow as well.
I applied several coats of Deft clear gloss brush on lacquer as a finish. This has a threaded lid and they will epoxy it closed after the remains are put in it.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 1756 days ago

Jeff, this is a nice project. I couldn’t think of a nicer tribute for a departed pet than to seal their ashes in an urn like this. The honey locust is beautiful, too.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 1756 days ago

Very nice Jeff. A great design.

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

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#3 posted 1756 days ago

Nice turning, for a good cause. Nice shape too.

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

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#4 posted 1756 days ago

GReat Job. I like that shape and the honey locust is beautiful wood. Nice tribute to man’s best friend.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 1756 days ago

wonderful job and great design

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#6 posted 1755 days ago

What a wonderful way for pet owners to keep there pets close by even when they have departed. Great job on the Urn as well

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#7 posted 1725 days ago

Ahhh Honey locust, a beutiful but little used lumber species. I am glad to see other people using it. Now if we can get other people to use it, instead of sending whole trees to the chipper, landfill, or woodpile.

Very nice design, and nice finish on it.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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