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Wenge Pet Urn

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Project by zombeerose posted 06-16-2008 09:35 PM 1769 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The image that appears for my jock is that of my black greyhound named Surge. This last month, Surge passed on to pet heaven and can now run free to chase birds and explore whatever he wants. For his ashes and some various memorabilia, I made this urn out of wenge and maple.

The lid is slightly rabbeted so the box can be stacked with similarly sized urns. If you look closely at the maple as it wraps around the corners, you might be able to tell that it’s all edge grain (except on the top). This proved to be a significant challenge because some of the pieces were so small, had multiple angles, and had to fit perfectly.

The hole near the top lip on the left side of the first picture goes thru the case and into the lid about an inch. There are two square pins that fit these holes and seal the box once the contents are enclosed. I wanted Surge to rest in peace so I did not intend for them to be removable.

The finish is about 3 coats of shellac wiped on and then buffed with wax.

Completed 6-08

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Damian Penney

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#1 posted 06-16-2008 09:45 PM

Sorry about Surge, we lost our black lab, Jessie, earlier this year. The urn is beautiful though, lovely detailing.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 06-16-2008 10:21 PM

That’s a great looking urn. Sorry to hear about your dog.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 06-16-2008 10:32 PM

Our hearts go out to you. What a beautiful way to honor a faithful, family member.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 06-16-2008 11:54 PM

Wonderfully detailed urn.

My condolences on your loss.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 06-17-2008 12:05 AM

You did a great job for your friend.

-- Use the fence Luke

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#6 posted 06-17-2008 12:28 AM

I like what you did with the maple. Very nice design.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 06-17-2008 02:54 AM

Very nice. Beautiful joinery and sorry about Sarge.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#8 posted 06-17-2008 02:58 AM

What a nice tribute to a loyal friend.Sorry for your loss I know how they become a part of the family and how hard it is to lose them.My condolences,

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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#9 posted 06-17-2008 04:23 AM

Sorry for your loss. You did him great honor! I love the details. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 06-17-2008 04:32 PM

Sorry your dog died, you certainly paid him high tribute with this box. It is unique and beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 06-23-2008 03:57 AM

Sorry to hear about the loss of your buddy. I just lost my lab/shephed mix last week and I was thinking about making something like this as well. Thanks for sharing! You have certainly honored his memory with your work.

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