|Project by zombeerose||posted 06-16-2008 09:35 PM||1796 views||11 times favorited||11 comments|
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.
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