Canoe Casket

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Project by littlebear posted 08-28-2011 08:47 PM 5927 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You never know what the customer will want..
Anyway this was a fun project for me.
The canoe is 7 feet long 28” wide and 24” deep. It should fit into the vault ok.
The hull or light wood is cedar and all the dark wood is cherry.

-- Ralphie Maine

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#1 posted 08-28-2011 08:59 PM

I always thought caskets were kind of morbid (maybe its my underlying fear of death) but I do like the Canoe casket theme. It shows that the person is going out the way they probably enjoyed life. I wouldn’t mind so much if my casket was in shape of a kayak.

But very nicely done, the curve of the bottom, did that take a long time to do. I ask because I am making a round top chest and my coopering is always off, no matter how exact I am. And your design is one type of cuve on one side and anither on the keel. Great cherry canoe on your other projects.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#2 posted 08-28-2011 09:16 PM

Great looking piece! If the customer had given it a bit more thought he could’ve had asked for a custom canoe to enjoy during life…then attach the top to enjoy during the afterlife. LOL

-- Robbinscabin,

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#3 posted 08-28-2011 10:58 PM

I like it… No need for a caskets to be so boring. A++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-28-2011 11:44 PM


-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 08-28-2011 11:51 PM

That is one cool way to take of.
I love it,.
Nice work.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#6 posted 08-29-2011 12:59 AM

That is so unique! I should have gotten one made for my mother, who was afraid of drowning when she was buried. Very nice craftsmanship!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 08-29-2011 02:21 AM

Beautiful work! Handmade caskets can be such a tribute to a life well lived. I come from a Mennonite background, and my dad was a cabinetmaker. We made caskets for both his parents, his sister, and a few for unrelated folks as well. Some were really simple, others more fancy, but always in the wishes of the family. It was a great way to show your respect and love for someone.

-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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#8 posted 08-29-2011 02:46 PM

Absolutely perfect for that ‘final’ portage! Very unique! I like it!

-- -- Stan

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#9 posted 08-29-2011 06:01 PM

I like it a lot. it is beautiful.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#10 posted 05-13-2012 01:23 AM

very cool, i like this, great job, some people sail through life, and others have to really paddle hard, but when you get to this part…...smooth sailing…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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