Cremation Urn in Modern Style

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Project by Rick M. posted 10-31-2014 05:21 AM 1612 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Commission for a friend who lost her father. A modernist cumaru and padauk urn finished with oil and wax. The padauk strip in the center is a spline joining top and bottom. Grain is continuous on 3 corners, though it’s hard to tell with the cumaru. Final size is about 11.25” tall including feet, and 7” wide. Very close to the Golden Ratio by pure coincidence. Volume is approximately 250 cubic inches.

If anyone is interested in build notes and details they can be found here:


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#1 posted 10-31-2014 12:34 PM

Nicely done

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#2 posted 10-31-2014 01:02 PM

Good work with the modern look. The cumaru goes well with the padauk.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 10-31-2014 02:11 PM

Nicely done. Very thoughtful

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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#4 posted 10-31-2014 03:05 PM

Very nice Rick. Funny, I have found the golden ratio in a lot of my projects by mere coincidence also.

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 06:16 PM

Thanks guys. Golden ratio didn’t even occur to me until after it was given to the customer, then I went back and checked.


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