|Project by oakwood||posted 10-01-2012 05:16 PM||2808 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Oak cremation boxes with solid walnut inlay (not marquetry). They may seem like they open but in reality the bottom is removable and fastened with screws. Sadly, one of the boxes now holds the ashes of a familly member in the cemetery. For those who may be interested I was told that the formula for the size of box is basically 1cu. inch/lb. So for example, if you made the box with 3/4” stock and you made it 6×8x10 you would end up with an interior of 4.5×6.5×8.5 which would give you a cubic inch content of 248.625 cu/in. So this box can accommodate the ashes of a person up to 248 lbs. The funeral home was impressed and interested in commission possibly but not I. So for those who may be thinking ahead, hopefully far ahead , I hope this may be of some help. Mine is in the basement collecting dust and I hope it stays there for a long long long time Hah! ha ha!
The violin is a cremation box cover that a fellow woodworker at the center commissioned me to make for him. His brother’s ashes now lie in the cemetery. It is all veneer. I never asked but I take it that his brother must have been a musician.