|Project by LelandStone||posted 09-30-2011 05:31 PM||1056 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
So, today I go in to pick up my final paycheck from summer’s gig, and while I’m there I’ll be dropping off this bribe…er, “gift” for another designer!
This classic ‘pine box’ style casket was cut from a single section of kiln dried Doug fir left from a home repair job I recently completed. (Oh, stop that! The client GAVE me the leftovers!) Cut on the bandsaw and stationary jig saw (scroll saw if you like), kinda sculpted on the belt sander, finished with a walnut stain and then flocked inside with a dark, oh let’s call it ‘blood red’ fiber flocking.
Single hinge, just something I had laying around the shop. I would have chosen brass, but I didn’t have time to fuss around.
Yes, like many woodworkers I’ve made my share of actual urns for departed clients and family. Perhaps I’ll post photos of my cousin’s baby grand piano urn eventually. Or the urn I made for a cat which I especially despised—which was built on a short section of ABS sewer pipe. No, it was new pipe. ;0)
-- Leland, OC Calif., www.safetyshowerbars.com