A Keepsake Pet Urn Box

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Project by BrettLuna posted 05-11-2021 08:54 PM 508 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made for my wife’s sister’s departed pooch. Curly maple and lacewood. Brusso stop hinges. Finished with shellac, lacquer, and paste wax. 5” h x 8” w x 5⅝” d

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#1 posted 05-12-2021 01:51 AM

real nice,i love box joints over dovetails any day.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 05-12-2021 02:05 AM

Beautiful box!

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#3 posted 05-12-2021 03:09 PM

Awesome box! The looks and craftsmanship are super.

-- Gary -

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#4 posted 05-12-2021 05:30 PM

A really nice box. It appears that the top is slightly curved. A nice feature. I would love to know more about the construction.

-- Ken, Chestermere

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#5 posted 05-12-2021 07:41 PM

Nice build, wonderful wood use. I also like the statement box joints make.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 05-12-2021 07:50 PM


I love boxes and look at them all! Your box is awesome. Like the way the curls/bands align on the front of the box, well planned.

Am more aware of grain now days.

The Brusso hinges are a nice touch, but $$.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#7 posted 05-12-2021 09:46 PM

A really nice box. It appears that the top is slightly curved. A nice feature. I would love to know more about the construction.

- Idowoodstuff

Thanks! I wanted to soften the appearance of the box a bit without making it look like a miniature steamer trunk, so I made the curve pretty subtle. The contrast wood lid is pretty standard floating panel construction with a 1/32” reveal all ‘round. I glued up the lid panel, sides, and bottom panel all in one go, rough cut the curve at the band saw, gave everything a good initial sanding, then cut the lid free. If you’re interested in more details, I have some in-progress photos in my blog series, Keela's Urn Box.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#8 posted 05-12-2021 10:21 PM

Great looking box and joints! Sorry for her loss.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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