|Project by oldguy2||posted 02-26-2017 12:53 PM||290 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
With the passing of my sister in law January 11th this year. I have been slow working on an Urn for her final resting. She was cremated and the small container from the Mortuary is 4×5 x 8 and sealed and planned to fit inside my Urn. It will be inserted from the bottom and glued with gorilla glue and screwed shut. My urn is a cherry box about 9 long inside and 9 high and 5 1/2 wide ends set between the sides. The top was planned to overhang about 3/8 inch each side so I inverted the box and traced the overhang to get it perfect when it will be glued on also with gorilla glue. no stress will be on the top. The block on the top is walnut and will have a brass plate with her name and dates glue and nailed on. So it has no finish yet. What you are seeing is the dry fit and I am deciding whether to polyurathane all this or oil it since it will go into a vault. The L shaped side pieces are oak about 1 1/2 each was to cover the edges and at the top will be slightly rounded to finish a transition to the highly decorative top routed edge of the lid. You guessed it this has had some thought into it but slow in process. Lastly when we insert the box of remains two cleats will be glued inside ( not pictured ) to support the mortuary box. Then you can see the sides look slightly raised the bottom is a cherry panel slightly undersized to be finally glued and screwed to the bottom never to be undone. The legs and the bottom support and weight.