|Project by jm82435||posted 1586 days ago||4296 views||5 times favorited||61 comments|
I haven’t posted any projects lately. Hopefully it won’t take something this drastic to get me back into the shop next time. Another posting on funerary items prompted me to post this. The passing of loved ones is always hard. We have a family tradition of building our own coffins / caskets. I think there is solace and healing to be found preparing this last gift. As we are working we contemplate and reflect on the life of the loved one. This isn’t so much about woodworking as collaborating and “pulling together” (our family motto). The guys get together to do the woodworking and hardware, the ladies get together to do the interiors. Raquelle was born with some pretty significant physical handicaps and had to struggle everyday of her three years. I am convinced she is in a better place and free of all the frustrations of her frail body. I hope that you will consider this gift of love. Give everyone in your family a hug today.
-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...