Sydney's final resting place

  • Advertise with us
Project by KimAccurso posted 07-23-2018 11:50 PM 993 views 1 time 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

9 comments so far

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

23000 posts in 3557 days

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

Real nice urn!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View TomGrin's profile


80 posts in 586 days

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

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

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

View helluvawreck's profile


32086 posts in 3318 days

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

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

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View swirt's profile


4068 posts in 3423 days

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

Great looking urn. Congratulations on your first dovetails.

-- Galootish log blog,

View PaulDoug's profile


2059 posts in 2155 days

#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

View GR8HUNTER's profile


6341 posts in 1164 days

#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

View LukeCan's profile


21 posts in 502 days

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

Lovely! Well done poshing up the poplar.

View BB1's profile


1410 posts in 1300 days

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

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

View mcoyfrog's profile


4757 posts in 4046 days

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


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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics