|Project by JoeyG||posted 01-24-2013 08:23 PM||2125 views||3 times favorited||40 comments|
A very dear friend of my wife’s asked if I could make a urn for her mother who had passed. In my opinion, this is one of the greatest honors that can be asked of a woodworker. It’s also it’s most challenging. How does one go about building the final resting place for someone? That, I found, is a tough question to answer. I hope this box is worthy.
My goal was to have the box appear seamless when it is sealed. The lid is held in place with friction. It’s a very tight fit and should hold, but I will suggest a couple of drops of super glue for a permanent seal. I thought about many different ways to use hinges and locks, but none gave me the “sealed” look I was going for.
The box is made of Bubinga with a curly maple banding and medallion. The finish is polycrylic. I still plan to buff it out with paste wax and add a satin liner.
Thanks for taking the time to look.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks