Canarywood Pet Urn

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Project by zombeerose posted 06-16-2008 10:50 PM 2604 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In addition to the urn I made for Surge, the greyhound I lost last month, I also made this one for my other greyhound named Candy. This urn is out of tarara canarywood with bloodwood for the accents. The bottom panel is alder.

The lid is slightly rabbeted so the box can be stacked with similarly sized urns. The hole near the top lip on the face of the first picture is for a sliding dovetail “key” that locks the lid down. The last picture provides a better detail image of how it works.

The finish is about 3 coats of shellac wiped on and then buffed with wax.

May Candy have many strong, healthy years before this box sees any use.

Completed 6-08

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#1 posted 06-16-2008 11:00 PM

Another nice looking urn. Hopefully you won’t need it for a long time.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-16-2008 11:46 PM

Wow, this is really nice.

I have a mutt named Candy. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-16-2008 11:51 PM

Very nice, hope you don’t need it for a long time.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 06-17-2008 12:22 AM

Well done. Nice combination of woods. I bought some canary wood a few years ago, but haven’t used it yet. It’s got some great color, reds, yellows, etc.

Thanks for posting.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 06-17-2008 04:28 AM

Another beautiful box with great details. I can see the love you put into it. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 06-17-2008 04:14 PM

Man that is a beautiful box. I don’t think I would want to bury it. You must really love that dog.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 07-28-2009 03:47 PM

Very nice, love the sliding dovetail lock

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