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Project by kevinbaja posted 02-04-2011 09:38 AM 2998 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a close friend REALLY loved her cats….when they died over the years, she wanted something to hold their “cremains”.....the project “got away” from me and expanded into a life of it’s own… started out as a simple box to hold 4 cat urns….to this…...

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 11:24 AM

Those Cats were really ’ hedging their bets ’ for a good After-Life .

Cats are so smart ! ......beautiful work .

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 11:34 AM

That is the cats whiskers.

Very well done.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 12:17 PM

Well done, Looks very nice! Sure she loved it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 02-04-2011 01:18 PM

That’s what I call getting carried away.
The velvet ribbons are a very nice touch.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 03:35 PM

Beautiful! I love cat’s to, That’s a very cool idea. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 02-04-2011 04:47 PM

Very impressive work. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 02-04-2011 05:12 PM

Man, that’s creepy… Kind of like worshiping cats… nice work, but creepy…

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#8 posted 02-04-2011 05:23 PM

Kevin, You’re a Madman! Wow!

Looks like you covered all of the Gods except one:

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#9 posted 02-04-2011 06:01 PM

Awesome job, totally beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#10 posted 02-04-2011 06:52 PM

I have to agree with Jim on this one; an alter for dead cats, very creepy.

The craftmanship though really is wonderful. You should be very proud of your work.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#11 posted 02-04-2011 07:36 PM

This has to take the cake for the most unusual project. Your workmanship is out standing.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 02-04-2011 08:26 PM

OK, OK, you’ve got our attention! Great build, even if it is outside the norm. Craftsmanship is craftsmanship, afterall.

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 02-04-2011 08:44 PM

It’s beautiful, albeit a little odd, but beautiful no less. The various religious symbols are a bit, well… juxtaposed, which I assume is the point, I don’t know…

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#14 posted 02-04-2011 09:15 PM

hi that is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship great job but a bit weird having a alter dedicated to cats
it just doesn’t feel right is your friend pleased witch it


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#15 posted 02-04-2011 11:23 PM

That is very well done – and original I might add. I doubt that you found the plans in your woodworking magazine this month.

I think that I’ve read a few too many Stephen King novels to feel comfortable with that in my house, but I’m sure that your friend is very appreciative.

Seriously, that is a fine project. And welcome to LJs.

-- “And it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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