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

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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 a content producer with a focus on technology, science, and engineering. He served as Executive Editor of Make: magazine for nearly a decade, and previously was a senior editor at Wired. Mike has also starred in 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, fixing cars, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza. You might spot him at his local skatepark in the SF Bay Area.

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