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You never know what the customer will want..Anyway this was a fun project for me.The canoe is 7 feet long 28” wide and 24” deep. It should fit into the vault ok.The hull or light wood is cedar and all the dark wood is cherry.
-- Ralphie Maine
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#1 posted 08-28-2011 08:59 PM
I always thought caskets were kind of morbid (maybe its my underlying fear of death) but I do like the Canoe casket theme. It shows that the person is going out the way they probably enjoyed life. I wouldn’t mind so much if my casket was in shape of a kayak.
But very nicely done, the curve of the bottom, did that take a long time to do. I ask because I am making a round top chest and my coopering is always off, no matter how exact I am. And your design is one type of cuve on one side and anither on the keel. Great cherry canoe on your other projects.
-- Richard Boise, Idaho
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#2 posted 08-28-2011 09:16 PM
Great looking piece! If the customer had given it a bit more thought he could’ve had asked for a custom canoe to enjoy during life…then attach the top to enjoy during the afterlife. LOL
-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics
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#3 posted 08-28-2011 10:58 PM
I like it… No need for a caskets to be so boring. A++++++++
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#4 posted 08-28-2011 11:44 PM
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
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#5 posted 08-28-2011 11:51 PM
That is one cool way to take of.I love it,.Nice work.Best thoughts,Mads
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
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#6 posted 08-29-2011 12:59 AM
That is so unique! I should have gotten one made for my mother, who was afraid of drowning when she was buried. Very nice craftsmanship!
-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!
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#7 posted 08-29-2011 02:21 AM
Beautiful work! Handmade caskets can be such a tribute to a life well lived. I come from a Mennonite background, and my dad was a cabinetmaker. We made caskets for both his parents, his sister, and a few for unrelated folks as well. Some were really simple, others more fancy, but always in the wishes of the family. It was a great way to show your respect and love for someone.
-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA
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#8 posted 08-29-2011 02:46 PM
Absolutely perfect for that ‘final’ portage! Very unique! I like it!
-- -- Stan
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#9 posted 08-29-2011 06:01 PM
I like it a lot. it is beautiful.
-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...
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#10 posted 05-13-2012 01:23 AM
very cool, i like this, great job, some people sail through life, and others have to really paddle hard, but when you get to this part…...smooth sailing…....
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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