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Project by crashman posted 02-13-2015 09:37 PM 1128 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, I was asked by a friend if I could make an Urn for her father who passed away last Spring. I was both humbled and honored to take on the task. I have never made an Urn before so looked on line and also on Lumberjocks for some ideas, pretty simple construction but of course it had to be perfect. The base is made from Black Walnut and the lid from Claro Walnut. I suggestd a cross inlay of some type which she didn’t seem to care for. She says he was more of an outdoors person. I had recently purchased this mountain scene template from Tarter Woodworking and she approved. The inlay is Purpleheart, Yellowheart, & Wenge. The double splines on the corners are also purpleheart. The Urn opens from the bottom by removing a few secrws from the 1/4” plywood insert. Inside dimensions are 6 X 9 X 3.5 + an 1/8th of an inch all the way around to accomodate the cardboard box from the Funeral Home. Finish is 2 coats of sanding sealer and 8 coats of Deft satin rattle can lacquer sanded between every other coat…................Thanks for looking. Comments good or bad always welcome….......Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 02-13-2015 09:57 PM

Beautifully done and great design. Thanks for sharing your work.

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

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 10:06 PM

Nice tribute. I’m sure she was pleased.

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

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#3 posted 02-14-2015 04:55 PM

Jack,

Nice color combination, well crafted, and subtle. I like it! An elegant tribute!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 02-16-2015 04:56 PM

Very well done. These are often the projects that get us to push ourselves to make things perfect, which can drive us a little crazy in the process.

I am certain she is happy with the result.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#5 posted 02-16-2015 10:17 PM

How do you like hte templates? I visited the Tarter website, and they do look intriguing. Can you write up something for the review section?

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#6 posted 06-04-2015 12:41 AM

Jack,

A work of art, just checked it out after seeing the apple post.

I also would be interested in seeing the templates!
I am off the check out the website also.

-- Regards Robert

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