Happy Mom Day Urn

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Project by Arthouse posted 05-11-2015 12:47 AM 803 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother died last week . She wanted to be cremated so I decided to make her Urn. I first started by choosing the best piece of lumber I had . A burl Walnut limb I had drying into a 12’‘x12’’ hollowed round . I then hollowed another smaller walnut bowl from the same burl with a hollowed center to accept the footing from the larger bowl . I then cut three curved cuts out of the smaller bowl on the bandsaw to look like a curved base. I then turned a quilted maple lid about 13’’ wide with a 1/2’’ cut out for gluing a turned walnut lid inside it. I glued them together and turned the maple and walnut lid with a flat top. For the topI turned a 8/4 quilted maple bowl and cut three sections out to match the base. I then took a walnut base cut off flattened and glued to top of maple . I then glued a gold rosary cross to the top . My mother who had six cancer operations and still lived to 83 . She could love thru all her pain. Amazing story of will , survival and love. If I could only be half of what she was. I am lucky to have been her son. For my Mom I do my best work. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-11-2015 01:20 AM


OH WOW! ... I feel for you immensely…

You did her justice! An AWESOME JOB & design!

You did not hold anything back!

Your mom was a very Beautiful woman…

You made a Beautiful monument for her…

I’m SO SORRY and wish you the Best… I know the feeling…

Take care… You did a wonderful job on it!

(I wish I could have designed something so NICE so Great!)

Happy Happy HAPPY… Keep your chin up… ... it will take lots of time…


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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 05-11-2015 02:02 AM

Arthouse. Wow! What a beautiful story and a beautiful piece. I am deeply sorry for your loss. That being said, your work is a real inspiration in the perspective you take. In this I can see your true love and devotion to the craft and most importantly to the mother you held so dear your entire life.

Thank you for sharing this very touching moment and I will pray for you.

Keep doing what you do

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 05-11-2015 12:35 PM

this is so beautiful and i know your mom is as well, she would be proud of this Urn you made for her, i love Walnut Burl, i offer my sympathy’s to you and other family members and i know she will watch you from time to time and will want to help you on when life’s problems come your way, thank you for sharing such a personal moment in your life.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 05-11-2015 12:51 PM

Sorry about you losing your mom. That is a very nice tribute to her!! Fine job on the urn!!

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

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#5 posted 05-11-2015 12:51 PM

Very sorry to hear of your loss. I am moved by your words and your work.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#6 posted 05-11-2015 01:01 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. The urn is quite beautiful and will be a wonderful memorial to her.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 05-11-2015 10:31 PM

Mum’s are always very special to us guys I can feel your pain but also the immense pleasure in making this piece for her to rest.
Beautiful piece, Well done

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

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#8 posted 05-14-2015 11:33 PM

I’m very sorry about your loss. A lovely tribute to your mother; I’m sure she’d be delighted.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#9 posted 05-15-2015 08:02 PM

Beautiful urn. Nice tribute for your mother. Sorry for your loss …

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

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