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Incense Coffin

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Project by AugieCoe posted 09-07-2011 09:41 PM 1511 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friend at work requested I make her an incense coffin. She’s a yoga instructor on the side so I thought I’d do something zen.

Measures 13” width, 3 1/2” tall, 2 3/4” wide. Made of curly maple with walnut & cottonwood (my replacement for holly) inlays.

Love this wood, just have a hard time making that first cut into the really figured curly maple.

Lesson learned from this project: Getting a request from a friend brought a lot of creativity out of me in the design.

Thanks for checking it out!

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!





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#1 posted 09-07-2011 09:47 PM

Nice design, beautiful wood. Your friend definately brought out the best in your creativity.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 11:34 PM

Really nice. Beautiful material and appropriate design and of course fine workmanship.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 11:37 PM

Nice work, fine workmanship.

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#4 posted 09-08-2011 03:26 AM

Nice work. I love curly maple ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 09-08-2011 03:46 AM

beautiful wood and finish

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#6 posted 09-08-2011 04:05 AM

What a beautiful design and ornamentation on this box !
I love everything about it but does it have to be called a coffin ?

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 09-08-2011 04:50 AM

sorry

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 09-08-2011 10:18 AM

I like the design and the name. It is a design I had never seen before. Good idea.

I can’t tell from the pictures. Is there a tray in the bottom to catch the ash or embers in the bottom? Maybe a shallow metal pan or some small ceramic tile in the bottom? I’d worry about the “coffin” going up in flames too.

-Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#9 posted 09-08-2011 05:49 PM

Thanks for all the comments!

At first I did consider shaping it like a coffin, but figured it would be really hard to glue up, and the hinge at the top would have been tricky to say the least.

I was concerned as well that the walnut base would have the potential to catch on fire, but with a few test runs, the incense punt doesn’t really burn that hot and the ash that does fall hasn’t made it catch on fire… yet :)

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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