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Another Urn for Puppies

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Project by W.F. Judt posted 11-28-2021 05:59 PM 560 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making the first urn for my younger son’s family, I was kindly requested to do a second Urn, this time for two other puppies in our family… Samantha (Sami) and Timmy (named after Tim Horton’s ‘black, double sugar, decaffeinated’).

This time I used White Oak for the box and Tiger Wood for the splines and the ‘buttresses’ and Maple for the inside base.

I also included a divider in the urn to separate the ashes of the two puppies.

The ‘paw” pattern seemed appropriate for the lid, especially since the area of the lid was much smaller than that of the first urn, and incising a portrait of a poodle was not possible. I painted the stippled (stamped) background green.

The corner joints were made with a miter router bit, which is tricky to use but produces strong and attractive joinery.

The addition of spline required me to build a jig for the table saw, which worked well.

As of last evening, I have received a third request for a puppy urn, this time from my oldest son. Might have to make his a little bigger, since one of his puppies is rather overweight :-)

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “





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pottz

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#1 posted 11-28-2021 06:28 PM

real nice work,always a sad project to do.how did you do the lettering ?

-- 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 11-28-2021 07:49 PM

real nice work,always a sad project to do.how did you do the lettering ? pottz

I do the lettering by hand with carving chisels and gouges. I’ve done so much lettering over the last forty years that it comes natural to me. But there is a system that helps avoid mistakes, and I stick to it religiously. As you know, making a mistake with incised lettering is very difficult to correct. So the plan is to ‘not make mistakes’ :-)

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#3 posted 11-28-2021 08:09 PM

Great wood working but also a great project to provide some comfort. Also it must be a tough time to be a dog

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#4 posted 11-28-2021 10:13 PM

Great work… love the sentiment.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.

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#5 posted 11-30-2021 02:23 AM

Beautiful work. Sorry for the need for it.

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

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