Urn for my Step Daughter

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Project by Richard posted 12-05-2014 07:13 PM 1555 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Step Daughter passed away a couple of years ago and everytime I went to visit my Daughter I saw this ugly yellow plastic box with her ashes in it and finaly I had to do something about it.
I made this out of Poplar and stained it and put a satin finish spray on Poly on it. The plastic box is placed inside and the bottom is then screwed on. I did a little more sanding to clean up and lighten up the endgrain that got pretty dark before I remembered to put some shelac on it before the stain.

I know I can do better than this and may do a new one later on but it is much better than the plastic one that was being used before.

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#1 posted 12-05-2014 07:42 PM

Well done.

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#2 posted 12-05-2014 07:52 PM

Good job!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 12-05-2014 07:54 PM

Beautiful composition with the grain placement.

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#4 posted 12-05-2014 08:10 PM

Very nicely created. I plan to construct mine and my wife’s to be placed in the Chattanooga, TN National columbarium.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#5 posted 12-05-2014 08:17 PM

Beautiful composition with the grain placement.

- bhacksaw

Thanks , I would have liked to have been able to get more of a continuous grain wrap but the only thing available at the time was not wide enough to be able to do it , plus I was limited to a very small selection of tools as well when I made it.
And my daughter says it is just fine as it is , but I would really like to do it over with a better grade and type of wood.

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#6 posted 12-06-2014 03:40 AM

Looks great

-- Norman

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#7 posted 12-06-2014 06:50 AM

Projects like this, as I’ve said before, remind me of what I’m striving to achieve in this hobby … and why. Good work.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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#8 posted 12-08-2014 06:03 PM

Projects like this, as I ve said before, remind me of what I m striving to achieve in this hobby … and why. Good work.

- ajw1978

Thanks , this was one thing I did not what to have to make but am glad that I was able to.

And your Signature line Matches me to a T. I have no shop at all just a carport to work in and all my tools are stored in my living room or bedrrom closet. Some day maybe a spot to put them.

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