|Project by JR_Dog||posted 05-07-2014 02:58 PM||1142 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
It’s been a while since I posted a project, haven’t had much time lately to play in the wood shop – day job is busy. I started working on this over a year ago and it’s finally nearing completion. The only thing left is choosing a finish (Up for suggestions). I’ve hand sanded all the surfaces from 220 all the way up to 12,000 micro mesh so it’s pretty smooth and shiny already. It’s a hexagon with the main vertical faces made from a piece of Black Cherry my brother in law cut down on his land and gave me – he and my Mother noticed the grain appeared to have an angel with a star above it so I’ve used that as the front of the urn. In between each of he vertical sides there’s a spacer made of African Rosewood (Same wood as the cross). The lid and base are figure maple and then the cap is African rosewood (a.k.a. – Bubinga). The cross as I’d mentioned is Bubinga with figure/curly maple inlay. The feet are solid brass as are the hinges and custom lid latch I made. The lid latch is nothing too fancy, or hard to do, it’s 4 brass eyelet screws, two screwed into the lid and to in the base unit, their holes line up so I can slide the brass rod through them (they’re offsite very slightly so it causes slight tension and keeps the rod in place. It turned out real nice and accented the brass feet well. I have 1 pick of the jig I made a while back to do the glue up of all the sides; little tricky but once I had the angles cut it was pretty easy from there. Gram’s still with us but my family asked me to make this for her since she wants to be cremated; I felt honored and nervous at the same time.. but I hope I’ve made her and the family proud.
Thanks for looking.