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    The Last Service To His Father

    A friend of mine and I made this box for his father's remains. It is made of quilted maple, with inlaid strips. The top was carved on a CNC router by my wife's nephew. It is a dished design featuring an eagle and the flag. Rod's father was a US Navy Veteran.

    It was a pleasure to honor his last wishes in this manner.
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    Warren, That is a beautiful piece, thank you for sharing. Your friend should be proud.
    Darren

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    that's some fine work warren!
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    Beautiful job, Warren. Projects like this have a lot of gravity involved. Folks seem to really step up to the plate when asked to make a special piece like this.
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    Warren, great piece. I can't imagine the thoughts going through your head as you built this. I know I daydream when building something of how it will be used and what it may end up being/doing. Question, do you line this box on the inside or make it so a plastic tupperware box fits in so there isn't a moisture concern?
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    All I can say is thats anawesome looking box. I'm sure he has a smile on his face right now.

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    excellent work, and great way to do your part for a friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Question, do you line this box on the inside or make it so a plastic tupperware box fits in so there isn't a moisture concern?
    Jonathan, the remains come in a container that is sealed; that box just fits inside the one we built. This box is screwed shut, but can be opened if needed.

    To all: Thank you for the kind comments. It was an honor to be asked to help my friend.
    Last edited by Warren White; 06-20-2009 at 02:53 PM. Reason: Clarification

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    That is a beautiful piece.

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