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Keela's Urn Box #4: The Tray (Updated)

04-08-2021 09:36 PM by BrettLuna | 2 comments »

Similar to the box itself, I also cut the tray sides extra wide to improve handling and stability on the box joint jig. Standing narrow stock on end is a real pain. I then cut a panel groove for the bottom’s rabbeted edge. A quick and easy glue-up sat overnight and there we are: When sizing the tray sides, I was shooting for as close a fit as I could get without being too loose or so large that I had to take off a lot of material, all while trying to account for how proud the ...

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Keela's Urn Box #2: Getting Started

04-08-2021 08:42 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

I made the box sides extra tall—the full height of the complete box, plus kerf allowance for cutting the lid free, and a bit more for matcing the box joints up and other fiddling. Not shown: I made a bottom panel of ¼-inch Baltic birch and a lid panel of lacewood, ½-inch thick. I cut lid/bottom grooves in the box sides at the router table, and cut rabbets on the panels at the table saw. Thinking ahead to finishing, I knew I didn’t want the maple to be too amber. But I thoug...

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

04-08-2021 07:32 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

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 be...

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Woodworking For Therapy #25: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

12-28-2014 02:26 PM by Steve Kreins | 9 comments »

Well, this is embarrassing. There is a saying I usually go by, ”Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” After starting “My Box” I went to a local funeral home and found out the dimensions required for a cremation urn. Yep, too small. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Hopefully the friend I’ll give the box to wont find out it was suppose to be my final resting place. ;) I just wanted to give an update to my Buddies. The last surgery I had several weeks ago really ...

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Woodworking For Therapy #24: THINGS UNDONE?

11-23-2014 01:01 AM by Steve Kreins | 14 comments »

Jim Rochester posted a project titled” “The Hardest Project I've Ever Had to make.” It is a box for his Dad’s remains who just passed away. I can understand how hard that would be. I am thankful that Jim shared his loss and his project. It reminded me that I have a few things left to do for my family before this cancer gets the best of me. It has metastasized and is now in my abdomen and lungs, so like Jim, I don’t have a lot of time to finish up some project...

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Woodworking and Life #2: My urns

04-23-2014 11:59 AM by TheBrokeYoke | 0 comments »

I have made an urn for my own ashes. Actually, I have made several of them, but thankfully, they haven’t yet been used, and there are no ominous clouds on the horizon. The first couple of attempts resulted in beautiful boxes that would have done the job, but they didn’t seem right to me. They were made from fun wood; one from aromatic cedar and another from walnut; and I gave them a lot of thought and attention to detail. However, something wasn’t right about them. In...

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Urn #1: The double urn project

07-30-2013 07:05 PM by RussellAP | 2 comments »

This will be mom and dad’s final resting place. I think I’ll keep this in dad’s old room after I fix it up. But after I make the living room furniture I may bring it back in there and put it on a shelf. I need to make some wedges for the inside corners out of some of the 8/4 walnut. I also plan to make some roundover molding for the bottom to transition the padauk to the walnut. I may slide another board in between the two for a deeper profile. Thank...

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Porter Cable Dovetail Jig #4216 #3: My first project using the jig

02-14-2013 07:33 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 6 comments »

I was honored to be asked to create a box for my mother-in-law’s cremated remains as my first project using this jig. She passed away right before New Years and while we waited for the return of the remains, I was able to create the box using the jig. Once again, the set up was easy. The joints were just tight enough to allow glue to swell the wood for an incredibly strong bond. This jig was a very helpful because I was under a tight schedule. The wood is cherry and the inlaid...

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Segmented Woodturning: "to boldly go...."

03-24-2011 05:55 PM by poopiekat | 9 comments »

I have been studying segmented turning for a while. I have lots of small pieces of exotic lumber, a really good lathe, and seeking some out-of-the-ordinary projects less frequently seen. It was some You-Tube videos, a 90 yr old turner in North Carolina, who really made me conclude that this was something I could be doing! And so it began, two blocks of 10/4 maple, with a purpleheart filler. Next, some laminated beech, cherry and maple, and a pedestal made of salvaged yew from a neighbors t...

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No Hear? New Year

01-14-2011 10:07 PM by David Craig | 10 comments »

Sorry folks for the hiatus. Been a hectic beginning to the New Year but not entirely unproductive. Towards the ending of last year, an announcement was made that the company I work for has been sold to a company in India. This has caused me to reflect a little on life, evaluate my future, and come to terms with the fact that I have made the transition to my middle aged years. Most of this will be fodder for another blog. In the interim, I spent a little bit of time working on my turnings. ...

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