|Project by Blackie_||posted 02-16-2013 02:53 PM||3228 views||3 times favorited||20 comments|
Story: I had some close friends that had just lost their 4 legged loved one it was their 13 year old dachshund Missy Lou and had asked me how much I’d charge them to make a box, I responded with no charge I’d do it for free as I know what it’s like to lose a part of the family, since I’d never made an urn before, I did some searching here on LJ and saw one that I liked in which gave me a pattern to go by only I put my own spin on it, the only thing I used from the design was the picture frame, the top and bottom base.
Note: The picture is just a demo to show you how it looks, the dog in the photo was my late dog, I lost several years ago, now that I know how to make a nice Memorial box, I plan on rebuilding the box for her as well.
Build: This is my very first box that’s not a bandsaw box, all corners are mitered along with a mitered bottom, the walnut splines are also my very first, I had built a jig for the splines but due to it’s design and the help of Andy, I took it apart after the splines on this box were cut as I wasn’t able to see how the splines were being measured, I plan on building another jig like Andy’s (gfadvm) all pieces were cut to 3/8” thick the wood choice was red cedar, splines are walnut and the handle made from Alder, the lid I optioned for a lift off lid, on the inside I added a partition much like my false bottom boxes only I glued a handle to the very top of the lid, this bottom compartment will house the ashes and on top I left room for memorabilia such as collar photos etc…. The picture frame will hold an 3 1/2” x 5” photo I made the frame by slicing a 1/4” x 5 1/2” x 4” piece from some red cedar and used my dremel to make the gap for the picture to slid down in. The box measures
Top and Bottom base 9 1/2” x 6”
Both front and back 9” x 4 1/2”
Sides 4 1/2” x 5 1/2”
total measurements are 9 1/2” long x 5 1/2” high x 6” deep
Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.
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