Rockets Resting

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Project by doubleDD posted 440 days ago 885 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When our 15 year old golden passed away my wife decided to have him cremated since me, her, the kids, and the neighborhood grew up with him. I bought one of those picture inserts so we can always remember how playful he was. When my wife found a golden retriever ornament with the angel wings, that was the golden touch. I’m using a paste wax for the final finish after some oil , maybe another coat or two and it should be fine. I also tried using a biscuit joiner for the miters but it was extremely difficult for me. Anyway, so long to a great friend.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#1 posted 440 days ago

I am sorry for your family’s loss Dave. Loosing a pet is never easy. You have built a beautiful memorial box for Rocket’s final resting place.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 440 days ago

Dave, sorry to hear of your family’s loss… Beautiful urn with just the right touches… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 440 days ago

Very awesome. Sad for your loss.

-- 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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#4 posted 440 days ago

I’m sorry about your loss. However, that is a beautiful resting place for his remains.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 440 days ago

Like the geometry and the overhang proportion of the base and lid. Well done.

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#6 posted 440 days ago

Hi Dave. Sorry about you dog. That is a real nice urn you made for him. I love Golden Retrievers. Our neighbor had one-Maggie- and they had to put her down a couple years ago.I really miss her. I still have a box of dog biscuits in my wood room for her. She got one every time I made a tip to the barn!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 440 days ago

What a wonderful tribute to a great family companion. The golden with wings is a perfect finishing touch. I’m sure Rocket would be well pleased with your efforts. I’m sad for your loss.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 440 days ago

Sorry about Rocket.
We just lost our Zoie this last December after 18 years.
I know how you feel, and think your tribute is very nice.
Must have been hard to work on; it was for me.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#9 posted 440 days ago

Wow, thanks guys, these are some nice comments. Gives us a feeling as if you were part of his life also. We are now dealing with our Siberian Husky which we got a couple years ago to keep him company. I think she is taking it the worst. Still mopeing around looking for him. I’ll try takeing her for a good walk and give her some special treats.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#10 posted 440 days ago

I love my dogs. I wouldn’t know what to do if one died. Great job!

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#11 posted 440 days ago

Nice urn and a fitting tribute. Also sorry for your loss (we’re dog lovers in my house too)

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

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#12 posted 439 days ago

Peace be to Rocket, my golden is 12, always been large for the breed, I am afraid we don’t have years left but he stole my heart somewhere along the line. A wonderful tribute, God bless.

-- If you can not explain it simply then you don't understand it well enough.

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#13 posted 439 days ago

Dave sorry to hear about your loss. Once had a bird dog that the family thought a lot of. Used to hunt with him all the time. That was years ago.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#14 posted 438 days ago

Again I would like to thank each and every one for their gracious thoughts and comments. It truly is correct when they say you don’t know what you have till its gone.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#15 posted 429 days ago

i love dogs and have 2 at the moment, i wanted to know how your husky is doing now, yes we have had some dogs and cats who have lost there companions…they do take it hard…god bless there sweet souls, so much happiness they give to us…your urn is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful friend…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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