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Memorializing a Friend’s Passed Pet With a Carved-Wood Pug

Our pets are huge parts of our families, and the passing of one affects its owners in profound ways. When the pug of a friend of Reddit user Tyus died recently, he decided to make her a wood carving in honor of the doggie. “I gave it to her yesterday. She cried,” he comments. We’re crying a little bit too. [reddit]

Basic shape. Wood is heartpine, salvaged from an old barn.
“After first sanding and eye fitting. The eyes are just plastic craft beads. I pressure fit them in place, and set them with wood glue in the end.”

Tyus’ wood carving tool collection.
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Mike Senese is the Executive Editor of Make: magazine. He is also a TV host, starring in various engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It.

An avid maker, Mike spends his spare time tinkering with electronics, doing amateur woodworking, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza.

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