A New finished project, in More ways than one


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39 minutes ago, Bankstick said:

Beautiful work and finish. I was a pallbearer in a funeral that had a wood casket. Weighed a ton. The funeral staff put me at the back end. The haul was uphill and all the weight shifted to us on the end.

My customer is my age  [76] and he stopped by this evening to pay me and pick up one of the two.  He weighs around 160#, he picked up one end and turned to me and said, he'll be by this weekend with some help.  Even Cedar gets heavy.

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Just now, wtnhighlander said:

Rick, do the cedar hand rails require any reinforcement? That stuff is sort of brittle, but all I've ever worked with has been planed to 5/8" or less.

I took 2 1" boards glued them up, and milled them down to 1 1/2" in width and 1 3/4" in depth. Then they run the length of the casket with 4 supports at 17" apart.  Brittle yes, but at 17", quite solid.  My biggest problem with Cedar is the dust is finer than talcum powder. My nose has a new ridge from hospital masks.

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I was a pallbearer for an Aunt who never had any children.  The pallbearers were all Nephews.  I was on the side with a businessman, and a preacher-both way overweight, and probably never an hour of exercise their whole life.  I ended up carrying all the weight on that side.  The businessman, I thought was going to pass out, or have a heart attack.  I told him to lighten up, that I had it.  The preacher was having trouble too, and lightened up about the same time.  After our job was over, the businessman thanked me profusely.  The preacher never said anything.

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On 8/28/2019 at 1:12 PM, RichardA said:

But if you remember when you were here, there was no room for a Lathe, so turned urns are out.  However boxes can be used as well.

This guy (Mark Katrinak) is a friend and student at school. I've been trying to convince him to look into pet urns also. People don't hold back when it comes to their fur families.

https://www.poeticboxer.com/

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Keep in mind that the ashes are actually bone powder. Organic body parts are vaporized by the extremely high temperatures. A funeral home would have the sizes. From what I have seen, funeral urns are all basically the same size. Or a search should help.

Coop, 6x6x6 equals 216. Have a pizza and an ice cream sundae!:D

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