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Project by Dave Rutan posted 07-15-2020 01:35 PM 587 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother died of a heart attack back in June. No Covid involvement. He was a bachelor, so we (his siblings) had him cremated. He will be interred with our parents. He was 62.

I made this box for his cremains out of oak which came from some cabinet doors I was given. For a finish I made a wash with black paint diluted with mineral spirits. This really accentuated the grain. Then I used spray lacquer to give it a sheen. The fourth picture shows the locating pins I use to keep the alignment with the edges for the scews that hold the bottom on.

I decided to leave the top blank as I’m not an engraver.

[Mandatory glue up shot]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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SirGareth

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#1 posted 07-15-2020 03:17 PM

That’s a beautiful box Dave. May God’s perfect love and peace surround you and your family.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#2 posted 07-15-2020 03:24 PM

Sorry to hear about your brother, that is a beautiful box for his rest.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 07-15-2020 03:29 PM

Sorry for your loss. That’s a heckuva box, Dave.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 07-15-2020 03:39 PM

Sory for your los… Beautiful box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-15-2020 04:20 PM

My condolences to you and the family.
Beautiful box for your brother.
Jon

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#6 posted 07-15-2020 06:31 PM

I too, like the others before me said, very sorry for your loss. This box is a nice tribute to your brother, and I’m sure if your brother could say it to you, he would be most pleased.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 07-15-2020 09:10 PM

My condolences to you and your family. The wash finish looks very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 07-16-2020 01:42 AM

Sorry for you loss Dave. Nice work on the box.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#9 posted 07-16-2020 10:25 AM

Thank you all for you kind thoughts.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#10 posted 07-16-2020 01:29 PM

Sorry for your loss. I did the same for my brother last year and it gave me a great feeling. Very nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 07-19-2020 01:17 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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