|Project by HardBait||posted 04-09-2011 03:04 AM||1834 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
This Memorial is very special to me. My dad, Richard, past in Feb, he was a very good man. I wanted to do something special soo I decided to make him a Memorial Box For his ashes to be desplayed with honor. This s the first time I have done a “fine woodworking project” usually I do rustic log furniture. The box is : The body is Zebra wood the base, lid frame, keys and hinges are Walnut and the lid panel is Ebony B/W. Thank you to Marla for the wonderful engraving, she was local here in Denver and did a great job.I Finished it in rubbed in danish oil. I have a whole new appreciation for 1/64th of an inch. The box is mitered with walnut keys because i wanted the grain to flow around the edges. My dad had a favorite ring that was a tiger eye and when I saw this wood I just knew that was it. The walnut pulled it all together nicely I think. The lid panel looks like the ocean going onto a beach and he loved the ocean. The pic of hime is when he was healthy and happy, deep sea fishing. The hinges were VERY challenging but on the 2nd try it worked. This will be on display at my mothers house in Oregon. I have to thank others here for ideas and technics I learned so THANK You.
-- Jesus is my Idol.....He was a wood worker to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!