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Keela's Urn Box #1: Woodworking in the Age of COVID

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Blog entry by BrettLuna posted 04-08-2021 07:32 PM 215 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Blame it on the COVID blues. Or maybe it took me too long to get the hang of teleworking and not leaving the house every day, even though it’s been just over a year since the mess started. Either way, it seemed to sap me of motivation to do anything in the shop for a while. Then The Wife asked me to make another pet urn box, this time for her newfound half sister. It was also a bit over a year ago that she found her birth father and learned that she had half siblings. It’s been a heck of a thing.

This design retains the box joints from the previous design and that’s about. I wanted to soften the squareness a bit so I planned it like keepsake box with a gently curved, hinged lid, and a fitted tray under which the ashes are to be interred. The Wife and I paid a visit to the wood monger and she picked out a lacewood offcut. I had the curly maple on hand.

I’ve almost complete construction but I’m behind on updating the blog. However, I don’t want this post to get too long so I’ll break it up as if I had posted after each shop session…more or less.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska



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