Fido's box

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 10-09-2009 01:05 AM 1476 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 10-09-2009 01:20 AM

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.

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#2 posted 10-09-2009 03:49 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 01:18 PM

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

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#4 posted 10-09-2009 01:33 PM

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 10-09-2009 06:03 PM

wonderful job and great design

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#6 posted 10-10-2009 02:27 AM

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 11-09-2009 08:23 AM

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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