My Mother's Urn

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Project by Fuzzman posted 09-07-2009 05:20 PM 2035 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This urn was built by my brother Roy, my son Tom and myself for my mother’s ashes. It is made from curly koa with a maple inlay and finished in a satin finish. This project was completed in 2 days. The urn is about 14” on a side and about 7” tall with a volume of 220 cubic inches.

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#1 posted 09-07-2009 05:33 PM

Sorry to hear about your mother. I think any mother would be pleased to know her family put this kind of effort into such a beautiful urn.

How does it open? Is the bottom the lid?

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#2 posted 09-07-2009 05:37 PM

It’s beautiful. My condolences. BZ

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#3 posted 09-07-2009 06:37 PM

Unusual but very beautiful design. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-07-2009 06:47 PM

A modern feel ( which is always good in my book ), Beautiful, and touching. Great job.

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#5 posted 09-07-2009 07:10 PM

A wonderful way to commemorate your Mother, sorry for her passing. May her soul rest in peace.

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#6 posted 09-07-2009 07:14 PM

Very beautiful! I’m very sorry to here your mother pass away.

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#7 posted 09-07-2009 07:29 PM

WOW I really like this !I’ve been trying to come up with some ideas for my Dad and brother’s urn and this is by far the best I seen yet ! Gives me some ideas now out side of the norm .

Sorry to hear about your Moms passing, about 2 months ago my Dad passed away and about two weeks later my brother lost his life .

Thanks so much for posting this you did a superb job!

I’ll put in some prayers for all involved in your loss!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#8 posted 09-07-2009 08:30 PM

My deepest condolences. This is a amazing urn what a wonderful tribute to your mother. This project show a very high level of workmanship.

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#9 posted 09-07-2009 08:36 PM

sorry for your loss .

beautiful commemoration !

my prayers to you all .

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#10 posted 09-07-2009 08:46 PM

Firstly, I want to add my condolences along with the other folks here. It was a terrible loss to our family when my mother passed away and it still ripples now and then… it has been over 10 years. I offer my best wishes to you and to your family to help them through their loss.

Second, that is an excellent tribute to her…and the fact that you all worked together on it also shows the deep feeling for her…what a beautiful thoughtful monument.

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#11 posted 09-07-2009 09:56 PM

You’re mother would have been very impressed, Great Job!

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#12 posted 09-08-2009 12:55 AM

What a wonderful resting place for your mom.

Sorry to hear about her.

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#13 posted 09-08-2009 09:25 AM

With deepest sympathy i say, what a lovely and thoughtful monument to her. She would undoubtedly be proud of you three. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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#14 posted 05-05-2010 09:25 PM

May God bless you all in your time of loss ….You guys did a beautiful job on this project : )

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