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A Death in the Family

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Project by dan mosheim posted 07-05-2008 03:35 PM 2595 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Mom died yesterday and it was not unexpected … we’ll be finishing the casket this morning. Building a casket is an emotionally powerful project … I recommend it highly …. Feel free to email or call for more info … More photos on my blog at http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/





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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 07-05-2008 03:49 PM

Dan,
I am sorry to hear of your loss.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Roper

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#2 posted 07-05-2008 04:17 PM

sorry to hear of your loss. lovely piece.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Matt Schnurbusch

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#3 posted 07-05-2008 04:30 PM

Dan,

Sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine building a casket for my mom. I built an urn for one of my dogs, and it was one of the most painful things I’ve ever done.

Matt

-- - If you can't have fun doin' it, it aint worth doin' - Matt

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SteveKorz

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#4 posted 07-05-2008 04:55 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m terribly sorry for your loss. Your project looks very nice.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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lew

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#5 posted 07-05-2008 05:38 PM

We are sorry for your loss and we feel certain that your Mom approves of your work. I cannot imagine to range of emotions you must be going through.

Our prayers are with you.

Lew and Mimi

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 07-05-2008 05:46 PM

Dan My prayers are with you and your family at this your time of sorrow.

God bless you on this final tribute that you are making for her.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Callum Kendall

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#7 posted 07-05-2008 05:47 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss Dan

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Ampeater

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#8 posted 07-05-2008 06:18 PM

I’m also sorry to hear of your loss. It appears that your mother was a quilter. My mother was a quilter, and my wife, and daughter are currently. What a great way to remember your mother.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#9 posted 07-05-2008 06:48 PM

I’m very sorry, Dan.

The casket looks wonderfully appropriate for a quilter.

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

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#10 posted 07-05-2008 07:25 PM

Dan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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#11 posted 07-05-2008 07:32 PM

dan, sorry for your loss,and nice job

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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Sac

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#12 posted 07-05-2008 10:24 PM

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family Dan.

Nice job on the casket. I’ve never even thought about a project like this and I am not sure I could even if I had the skills.

-- Jerry

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#13 posted 07-05-2008 10:48 PM

Dan,

Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

-- John N Ireland

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#14 posted 07-05-2008 11:31 PM

Adding my prayer for your mom, you and your family.

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#15 posted 07-05-2008 11:51 PM

Powerful stuff. Remember the good times.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is not...do it again.

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