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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-01-2015 11:59 PM 1638 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an urn I was asked to make for my friend Bill who died at our campground. I’m sorry I cannot load any more photos with the browser.I was lucky to get this one loaded.
The urn is made of pine because I could not find any good cedar here in Casa Grande. Bill made lots of signs out of cedar but I could not find his source.

I chose 2 boards from close to center of the tree with some interesting grain. Some areas were filled with black epoxy and turquoise. The top was stacked and turned to shape. All outer edges are long grain. No end grain is showing anywhere. It has a volume of 214 cubic inches and is finished with satin lacquer.
The ashes came exactly to the top. The formula is one cubic inch for each pound the person weighs.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 12:10 AM


You are a good friend and I would bet that your friend Bill will enjoy his resting spot!

I did not know Bill but I hope and pray for the best for his family!

Nice work on the Urn and better yet, Thanks for being a good friend!


-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 12:19 AM

A good friend is always there Jim when needed, Bill sure had a good friend in you Mate,
Looks like Bill was way to young to leave , didn’t make his 60 th
Fine looking urn, RIP Bill

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 12:21 AM

Thanks, Steve. The last thing Bill and I did together was to sing Elvira together at karaoke.

This was a hard piece to make….Jim

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

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 12:24 AM

Awesome work, you did your friend a good service.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#5 posted 03-02-2015 12:36 AM

That is TRULY beautiful Jim.
I’m sure Bill will be very happy in there.
Great job Mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 03-02-2015 01:04 AM

You are a gentleman and a good friend Jim. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 03-02-2015 01:15 AM

The right person for the job was chosen.

-- jstegall

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Josh Carte

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#8 posted 03-02-2015 01:58 AM

Nice work, Jim! Sorry about your pal.


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#9 posted 03-02-2015 02:00 AM

You are a good man and friend Jim.
Making and giving the last and special gift for a man that passed to soon is something I admire .


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 03-02-2015 02:11 AM

Kudos to you Jim for making your friend’s family such a beautiful urn for his ashes.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 03-02-2015 06:12 AM

It’s great to know there are people like you in this world Jim, just lovely.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#12 posted 03-02-2015 07:53 AM

Jim, this is a lovely piece, in it’s design and build. His family is sure to appreciate it. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 03-02-2015 09:01 AM

Turned out very good especialy rounded top. You took the best from pine.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 03-02-2015 10:16 AM

Very nicely done Jim and a great gesture for a friends family.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-02-2015 02:20 PM

May he rest in peace.
Fine job, what a fine way to say goodbye.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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