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Project by HazyDavy posted 04-29-2015 07:16 PM 1642 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a casket for a little girl. It’s 1600 mm x 450 mm x 300 mm (about 5’3” x 1’6” x 1’), and is made of clear cedar.

The bottom is a panel fitted into a dado; the corner joints are splined miters (sorry, I didn’t get pictures). I made the splines out of slats from the same girl’s crib.

The top is a simple panel, with reed molding around. There is a second panel applied to the main lid, with hand-painted Australian flowers and an applied cedar cross with a simple mitered center.

This was simultaneously the most hellish and most satisfying project I have ever undertaken.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-29-2015 07:40 PM

Beautiful and at the same time horrifying.

You are my hero.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 07:53 PM

Wow.. great looking job. Yes I believe we have created a new theme for the day !!!!

-- Tom in Mount Vernon, Wa

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#3 posted 04-29-2015 08:21 PM

Beautiful. I can’t imagine the emotion of taking apart her crib to use the parts

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#4 posted 04-29-2015 08:47 PM

There are no words. You created beauty in the face of devastation. Thank you for sharing.

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#5 posted 04-29-2015 09:06 PM

You are a good man for doing this. I cannot imagine the pressure you were under not to mention the heartache of the family you built this for.
Well done sir!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#6 posted 04-29-2015 11:52 PM

Very nice job I hope one day to make one for myself.

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#7 posted 04-30-2015 01:04 AM

Very touching, and amazing work. Well done.

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#8 posted 04-30-2015 01:19 AM

Thanks, everyone. It was exhausting, but I am glad I did it. It’s in service now.

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#9 posted 05-01-2015 02:08 AM

Nice work. I built a casket for a Halloween deal in Iraq. It was a odd request, for me a weird project, but as always we delivered. Thankfully I was on R&R during the festivities. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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