purple Doug fir Urn.

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Project by Patrick posted 11-04-2015 08:27 PM 669 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve worked in a sawmill for 33 years here in the northwest. only twice, once as a lumber grader and once in my current position as the plant head electrician, have i seen this happen. As near as we can tell, this was a Doug Fir tree taken from a very damp location that was very near the verge of, decay. The uniqueness inspired me to use it building my fathers Urn.

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#1 posted 11-04-2015 08:45 PM

Beautiful elegant box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-04-2015 09:11 PM

thx, I wish I would have taken more photos before we put his ashes in it, but as you can see the box simply fits over the base beside it to seal in his box of ashes. Funny how a small box can hold such a great man.

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 01:13 AM

I will agree, that is a cool piece of lumber. Great tribute to your father.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 11-05-2015 02:09 AM

Nice wood. Nice work. I am sorry for your loss.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 11-06-2015 05:31 PM

Very nice looking wood and nice tribute to your father. It is never fun to make one of these but we put a lot more feeling into them than any other project , I know I did on the one I had to make.

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