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My very first Mitered box without the bandsaw, (Pet Memorial Box)

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Project by Blackie_ posted 550 days ago 1574 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 550 days ago

Very nice. Also good to see you expanding. You’ll do wonderful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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boxcarmarty

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#2 posted 550 days ago

Nice Randy, You’re on your way to a whole other world of boxes…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 550 days ago

Randy,
Your Pet Memorial Box turned out really nice. I like everything about it. Would it be ok to use your design to make friend of ours something similar. He lost a very much loved 4 legged friend also and I really like what you have created here. The frame idea, a place for the leash, your choice in wood all just right for a love one. Beautiful work!
Thanks for sharing!
Tony

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 550 days ago

Great box and story of helping a buudy. Amazing how much we love those 4 legged family members. Ours has us wrapped around her finger when she goves us that famous Lab look. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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FloridaArt

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#5 posted 550 days ago

Beautiful. I’ve made pet urns before. I like the idea of adding the photo holder. Nice work!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Donna Menke

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#6 posted 550 days ago

Excellent work, Randy. Good going.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 550 days ago

Thanks Monte, Marty, Tony, Ken Art and Donna.

Tony please be my guest, and that goes for anyone that wants to use this design and idea.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 550 days ago

Thank you Randy! Keep up your excellent work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 550 days ago

Beautiful box!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Boxguy

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#10 posted 550 days ago

Randy, as always you have put thought into your work, and it turned out well. At least you worked in the band saw for the lift. The picture is a nice idea.

-- Big Al in IN

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 550 days ago

A great trigger for moving forward. Nice build Mr. Bandsaw guy! Done for all the right reasons. One step builds on another.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 550 days ago

Actually Big Al I used the bandsaw to slice the boards for the box as well then planed them smooth.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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JoeinGa

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#13 posted 550 days ago

I really like the upper tray to put mementos of the pet in. Nice urn… and a nice gesture on your part.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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NormG

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#14 posted 550 days ago

Great box

-- Norman

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CalgaryGeoff

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#15 posted 550 days ago

Gone but never forgotten, nice project.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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