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Project by WoodshopJoe posted 03-24-2010 03:39 AM 2672 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is actually a pet urn for a couple of cats, one already deceased and one about to cash in. A friend of mine liked the boxes I did in December and asked if I would make him one for the critters. This is hickory and walnut with a natural oil finish with a lacquer top coat to give it a wet shiny look. He didn’t want the top to lock down so it’s just a standard pin hinged lid.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop





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interpim

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#1 posted 03-24-2010 03:46 AM

I was expecting a litter box… this is much nicer

-- San Diego, CA

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dakremer

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#2 posted 03-24-2010 03:47 AM

Being new to this whole woodworking thing…how do you get those awesome “rolling hills” cut into the wood?? I think these types of boxes are awesome, and would love try one! Thanks – awesome urn!! looks amazing

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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bigike

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#3 posted 03-24-2010 03:57 AM

nice box, looks alot like the ones Andy makes. Good job though.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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donjoe

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#4 posted 03-24-2010 03:57 AM

Amazing work. Box or urn this is great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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richgreer

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#5 posted 03-24-2010 04:01 AM

This really is a great box/urn. I too would like to know more about how you made this.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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WoodshopJoe

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#6 posted 03-24-2010 04:04 AM

Dakremer, I learned this technique from the tutorial that Andy provided in his blog. He did a great job explaining all the steps. I know I have learned a ton from it.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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jayjay

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#7 posted 03-24-2010 04:11 AM

That’s a great looking box. Very well done.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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sras

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#8 posted 03-24-2010 04:31 AM

You did a great job adding the texture to the surface!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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mmh

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#9 posted 03-24-2010 06:07 AM

Beautifully done. I’ve never cremated my pets, just burried them. My last best friend cat, Spots, was a 20 yr. old weighing 18 lbs. and I burried him with 2 lbs. of fresh catnip. He should be still flying high in Cat Heaven.

-- "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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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 03-24-2010 06:08 AM

great work on this… looks perfect…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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tomd

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#11 posted 03-24-2010 06:38 AM

Ultra nice box. Love it.

-- Tom D

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ohwoodeye

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#12 posted 03-24-2010 02:42 PM

Really, really pretty. The thicker splines are great.
Very well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Andy

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#13 posted 03-24-2010 03:30 PM

Thank you for the acknowledgement. You really did a very nice job on this box.
Your joints, splines and shaping are all great looking.
Congratulations!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Monty Queen

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#14 posted 03-24-2010 03:43 PM

Great job on the box.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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AnnaCatherine

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#15 posted 03-24-2010 04:46 PM

Awesome, I too was expecting a cat box. I just had a kitty die and I am looking for nice box designs. This would be cool, if I has the skills! LOL

-- Anna-Catherine

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