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Project by griph0n posted 961 days ago 1984 views 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chester is gone. Hit by a car. He was out on his morning walk with Joy and her friends. Joy crossed the street with him and took him off the leash so he could run into the bush with the other dogs. He spotted some thing and ran back onto the street and was hit by a car. He ran back to Joy, to where he was safe, and died in her arms. Miss him terribly.

We snatched him from death, two days before the city was going to put him down. He paid us back infinitely, a sweeter dog you will never meet, but he had to go I guess.

You should have met him. He was a bad dog, a street dog. He started uncountable fights with other dogs. He was the best dog…ever.

Took along time to build the box. Used the birdseye from our old family table. I resawed ALOT of it and just stared. Was a bit blurry as I pushed the saws and planes.





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 961 days ago

bummers…

box is real nice- some remarkable figure and nice tight joints.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Andy123

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#2 posted 961 days ago

I had to put down my dog today. So I know what you are going through. I’m sorry for your loss. It is a really nice looking box.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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bigike

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#3 posted 961 days ago

very nice box, great best friend!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Alster

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#4 posted 961 days ago

Aw, that’s a bittersweet story. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 961 days ago

Sorry to hear about your loss. It is a nice remembrance piece you’ve created. The figure is really fantastic.

-- 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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Walnutz

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#6 posted 961 days ago

Sorry for the loss of your dog. I know the feeling.

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Cozmo35

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#7 posted 961 days ago

I’m sorry for your loss. I know how attached we can get to our four legged Family.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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cwdance1

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#8 posted 961 days ago

Beautiful box, but such a sad story. My pets are my kids so I know how you feel.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 961 days ago

Sorry for your incredible loss.

I can see that you put your love into this box : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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jim1953

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#10 posted 961 days ago

Dogs Are Great Friends Great Lookin Urn To

-- Jim, Kentucky

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wildbill001

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#11 posted 961 days ago

So sorry for your loss. Some folks just don’t get the attachment we develop with our pets. But I understand. Had our Yorkie die in my arms several years ago. Still miss that little toad chasing, soccer-playing little yapper.

Bill

-- "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back" -- Unknown

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bigfish_95008

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#12 posted 961 days ago

The love you felt for your friend was expressed well in such a beautiful box.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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Michael1

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#13 posted 961 days ago

So sorry for your loss. I can imagine it must have been hard to build this but now you have a wonderful urn to remember your best friend by. You did a great job on this, I just hate the circumstances of your project.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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lilredweldingrod

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#14 posted 961 days ago

They have a wonderful way to touch our hearts and leave such fantastic memories when they are gone. I have had several dogs in my life that have left me with their unique memories. I know Chester has left you with these as well. Beautiful urn.

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lew

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#15 posted 961 days ago

All they know how to do is love us. We are saddened by your loss.
Lew and Mimi

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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