Urn for friend's doggo

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Project by JimRochester posted 02-15-2018 07:54 PM 1162 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A colleague lost her dog last year. She had commissioned an urn but the guy never delivered. This one is similar to the one I made last year for my mother, but since I didn’t have to make the entire thing in one day I had some time to add a couple design elements. My original plan was for finger joints but during my first attempt I neglected to bypass my sawstop and triggered the mechanism. That cost me a great set of box joint blades. On my second attempt even though the test pieces worked out, my good pieces didn’t fit well, so I gave up and went with the overlap groove design. The dowels are not needed for strength but they add a nice contrast. The name and paws were CNC. I wasn’t going to charge her with the understanding I would use what wood I had, hence the sapwood in some of the walnut. The maple I thought I had measured correctly but sure enough the knot ends up right on the end.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 08:26 PM

As usual, fantastic job! I’ve made quite a few ash urn/boxes for friends using box joint corners, but your woodworking expertise and design talent – boggles my mind!
At the age of 77 and after a bout of necrotizing pancreatitis, I’ve decided to sell all my tools (sob) and relocate in the Portland, OR area. I have a daughter and grand daughter there that I’d like to spend some time with before I finally kick the bucket. I’ll probably buy a few wood working tools to keep myself busy til the very end.
It’s been nice seeing all your projects. Keep up the great work!
Johnzo from Rochester.

-- 70 is the new 50!

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#2 posted 02-16-2018 11:59 AM

You are too kind Joihnzo. Good health my friend. Sorry to hear of your ailments.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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