|Project by JWF||posted 05-05-2011 06:58 AM||1777 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Somewhat depressing project; we lost my father-in-law and then my mother-in-law pretty close to a year apart. Both of them were cremated so I made these boxes so my wife and daughters would have something nicer than a ziploc bag to keep the ashes in.
These are walnut with red oak splines. The stones set in the lids came from my mother-in-laws favorite beach. I used the Dremel in its drill press to carve out the hollows the stones are set in. The boxes will be lined with fabric from some of my father-in-laws flannel shirts (still need to do that). Finish is garnet shellac and wax. If I had to do it over I wouldn’t use the red oak. The garnet shellac made the walnut look great but made the oak kind of orange.