Urn Boxes for the Cats #1: Catching up on progress made

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Blog entry by BrettLuna posted 01-10-2019 08:36 PM 586 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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We have three cats who departed over the last several years that are currently residing in tins provided by the cremation service. My wife asked if I would make urn boxes for them. This project has been on the to-do list for some time but was delayed for an urn box for a dog of the friend of my wife and then another for our own dog. I had been eyeballing the Incra iBox jig for a while and decided to get it and use it for this project.

Rather than inter the ashes through bottom of the box, as with the dogs, I decided to make a sliding lid so I could keep the box thickness down and likewise, the overall size of the boxes. I also decided that each lid would be a different wood species.

After getting the iBox setup and tested, I milled the box sides and bottoms and glued them up. Here, I made a changed to the plan by leaving and empty finger slot on the back side for an insert to match the lid.

Fast forward a bit and one box with a canarywood lid is almost ready for finish.

And then there were three. All in curly maple, with lids of canary, zebra, and leopardwood.

I think I”m going to keep the finish simple: a couple of coats of thinned shellac, followed by paste wax.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#1 posted 01-11-2019 03:47 PM

Nicely done, they are beautiful.

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

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