Sydney's final resting place

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Project by KimAccurso posted 07-23-2018 11:50 PM 1091 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked me quite some time back if I’d make her dog, Sydney, an urn. Well of course I would!! I asked what kind of wood she preferred but she said, “just whatever you have laying around the shop, nothing fancy”. Some time went by, during which I acquired my dovetail jig – so I sized my practice boards to what I needed for this urn, even though they were poplar (ugh). To my surprise, those practice boards turned out pretty good so I decided to use them. It’s not entirely perfect but pretty darn close. I thought my friend would appreciate my very first dovetailed box because she likes woodworking, too. Being as it was poplar, I had to figure out a way to try to make it pretty. I used GF Java gel stain and added walnut for the top and bottom pieces and the carving. I cut the heart shape and carved it with the dremel. I was fairly pleased with the final product. Before I finished this (was trying to decide how to make it pretty), I started and finished my 2nd dovetailed box which was for my stepdaughter. That’s how long it took me to decide how to make the poplar as pretty as I could!

I don’t see my friend often enough but they came by last weekend with a 6-pack of my favorite hard cider so I figure I made out pretty darn good! :))) So now my friend not only has my first dovetailed box but a final resting place for her beloved Sydney.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#1 posted 07-24-2018 12:09 AM

Real nice urn!!


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#2 posted 07-24-2018 11:27 AM

That’s dog gone nice!The dove tails look great.

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#3 posted 07-24-2018 12:24 PM

This is a wonderful resting place for Sydney and shows a lot of fine craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 07-24-2018 12:33 PM

Great looking urn. Congratulations on your first dovetails.

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#5 posted 07-24-2018 01:38 PM

Very nice looking.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 07-24-2018 02:40 PM

the heart medallion really speaks to me it is perfect tribute for Sidney …. sad when our best friends have to go … but you have done a very GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 07-24-2018 02:47 PM

Lovely! Well done poshing up the poplar.

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#8 posted 07-24-2018 07:39 PM

Turned out very nice. I really like the paw print on the heart.

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#9 posted 07-30-2018 05:36 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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