Memorial Urn

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Project by Wav posted 12-18-2014 02:01 AM 1352 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When a dear friend passed away, I was asked to honor him by building a Memorial Urn for his ashes. This is the first time I have ever built a project to honor someone in this manner.
The urn is made from Snake Wood, Spanish Cedar, Sapele, and Andiroba. The finish is a clear lacquer. The Snake Wood side panels are fit into dadoes in the Sapele corner rails and Cedar bottom. The Andirobia Crosses are glued and also attached to the sides with brass screws. A recess was milled into the top to fit french cleats to form an air tight seal and a cam lock was used to secure the top in place once sealed. Custom made stainless steel accents were placed on the top near the corners and custom made stainless pads are used as feet. A stainless steel commemorative plaque was placed on the top of the Urn.
The snake wood used in this project were once packaging runners, while the other species of wood were scraps and slated for disposal in the landfill.

-- Maddog Creations

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#1 posted 12-18-2014 08:37 AM

You did a very nice job on the Urn. Thanks for sharing. By the way, Welcome to LJ’s

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 04:47 PM

Very well thought out and skillfully done. A very stately piece. Beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 12-18-2014 06:37 PM

Thats a great looking Urn and I am sure the Family will like it.

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#4 posted 12-18-2014 09:22 PM

A nice tribute to your friend.

Also, Welcome to LJs !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 12-19-2014 12:34 AM

Thank you.
Eddie was always complimenting me on my projects and had some favorites among my scrap wood pile. So I tried to use unusual species that he liked.
Thanks for the welcome, too. It’s nice to belong to a community that appreciates woodworking where you can share ideas and get great tips from others.

-- Maddog Creations

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#6 posted 12-21-2014 11:44 PM

Beautiful Urn. what a great tribute to a friend!!!!!!!!!!Nice going…...................cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 01-14-2015 04:49 AM

Beautiful work, great tribute to your friend – sorry for your loss!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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