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Box for Ashes

Postby loyd » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:42 pm

Larry Bowers asked me to make a box for Larry Dameworth's widow to house her husband's ashes. Herewith:

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I'm not sure of the protocol for this sort of thing but I made it to the specifications Larry provided. The wood is 5/8" thick red oak. Dimensions 10 1/4" x 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" . Outside dimensions determined by inside requirements given by funeral home.
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Re: Box for Ashes

Postby southpaw57 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:12 pm

You did good! :geek:
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Re: Box for Ashes

Postby loyd » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:51 pm

An additional note: If you look at the corners you'll find an idea taught me by Henry Davis many years ago. Ring porous woods [especially red oak] are bad to leave jagged edges on a miter cut. Henry's solution was to embed a 1/4" square edge into a simple cut into the ends of the miter after the box is glued up. Covers a multitude of sins too. Except Henry's corners were pristine; mine, not so much. :roll:
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Re: Box for Ashes

Postby sid_matheny » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:42 am

That looks really nice and I do like Henry's solution for the corners. I just can't get into making urns.
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Re: Box for Ashes

Postby rgulley » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:47 am

Looks like there's a good opportunity here for CNC personalization, unless they want it plain, of course.
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Re: Box for Ashes

Postby loyd » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:04 pm

I thought about that for a minute but thought it too delicate a question.
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Re: Box for Ashes

Postby rgulley » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:14 pm

Loyd left the box at my house for Larry to pick up. Larry and Mrs. Dameworth came by the afternoon and picked it up. She was very pleased and appreciative.
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