|Project by Rafe Demers||posted 08-21-2015 01:28 AM||1375 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Late last year I received an unfortunate call from Florida that my father had passed. As you can imagine it was a terrible shock and great loss for our family. Despite the loss it was comforting to know that Dad lived a long and happy life and was fortunate enough to pass peacefully in his sleep. Shortly before his death he requested to be cremated and then have his remains buried next to his mother in Vermont where he was born. Being that most cemeteries are closed for the winter in the northern states we decided to do a memorial service and burial in the Spring which gave me a chance to design and build the urns shown. I know for most of us woodworking is a passion that we can’t always explain. I often refer to it as therapy as I get drawn into the creative process. This project was a key element in helping me to reflect and handle his loss while at the same time honor his memory. Thanks so much for looking.
The large burial urn is made from Curly Maple and some beautifully figured Black Walnut and was finished with Danish Oil and Arm R Seal. The turned keepsake urn was for my sister and was made with Ambrosia Maple, Brownheart and Wenge.
-- Rafe Demers