A Death in the Family

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Project by dan mosheim posted 2210 days ago 2467 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

-- dan,vermont,

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 2210 days ago

I am sorry to hear of your loss.

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

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#2 posted 2210 days ago

sorry to hear of your loss. lovely piece.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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Matt Schnurbusch

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#3 posted 2210 days ago


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.


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

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#4 posted 2210 days ago

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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#5 posted 2210 days ago

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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#6 posted 2210 days ago

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 †

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#7 posted 2210 days ago

Sorry to hear about your loss Dan

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out

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#8 posted 2210 days ago

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 2210 days ago

I’m very sorry, Dan.

The casket looks wonderfully appropriate for a quilter.

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

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#10 posted 2210 days ago

Dan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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#11 posted 2210 days ago

dan, sorry for your loss,and nice job

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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#12 posted 2210 days ago

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 2210 days ago


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

-- John N Ireland

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#14 posted 2210 days ago

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

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#15 posted 2210 days ago

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 it again.

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