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Old 06-25-2018, 7:54am   #1
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Got an email from a friend last night. Their uncle passed away this weekend and they wanted to know if I could make a cremation box, and if so, how much.

Yes, consider it a gift.

Have a general idea of what it will look like. I had made a smaller box for their doggie a few years ago, and they said he liked it.

Likely mahogany and maple. Will have to get some lumber. Not enough in hand.
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Good man !
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Rule of thumb is one cubic inch per pound.

Looked on google last night, and prices range from $60 to $800.

I have no idea how to price such work. Besides, they are friends in need.
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You said it would be a gift
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Cremation box? The box that the deceased would be cremated in? Or the box to hold the ashes?
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I plan on donating my body to science, so after med students give me a morbid nickname and cut me up into pieces, their tuition money will pay for my cremation. Winning!
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Cremation box? The box that the deceased would be cremated in? Or the box to hold the ashes?
Hold the ashes.
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I plan on donating my body to science, so after med students give me a morbid nickname and cut me up into pieces, their tuition money will pay for my cremation. Winning!
I donated my brother's body to UT in 2006. Had to pay to get his ashes back.
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I am supposed to be cremated, I suppose they just toss the ashes, but in this case wife has a side/side burial by the river plot....I would assume they can scatter the ashes as they want, and bury some in the plot.....why would I need a box?? I never dealt with this before......I just know to not waste money on a typical funeral and all that crap....

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I wanted to be thrown into a volcano......good time to do it now on the big island
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I wanted to be thrown into a volcano......good time to do it now on the big island
Before or after you die?
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I'll take after for $200.00 Alex
Unless I had something terminal......I figure it would be a quick death
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You said it would be a gift
it is.

my point was that the commercial prices are all over the lot, with very little correlation of size or material to price.

a large one will be about 4-5 board feet of lumber. at a high end of $10/BF, that's $50 of materials, plus any hardware. at a low end, it's maybe $10 of materials.

it's time. it takes time and effort to make something pretty and durable.
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As said before.....you're a good man and they will never forget what you did for them
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Very nice thing to do!
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just got a mess of mahogany to use.

now to order some hinges and a latch with a lock.
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I donated my brother's body to UT in 2006. Had to pay to get his ashes back.
My insurance agent's wife passed from breast cancer ( had it beat for almost 10 years before it came back with a vengeance ) and she had it set up to donate her body.

After the studies were complete, not only were the ashes returned but John got a number of handwritten notes from the student doctors thanking him plus it went into some details about what they learned.
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I donated my brother's body to UT in 2006. Had to pay to get his ashes back.
No one's gonna pay jack for my ashes.
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just got a mess of mahogany to use.

now to order some hinges and a latch with a lock.
Not sure you need a lock........just saying....
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That’s what they want.

Likely so it is not opened by accident.
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