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Urn for a dear friend's Mom

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Project by twirlygirl posted 02-08-2016 11:04 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very dear friend of mine paid me one of the greatest compliments by asking me to design and make an urn for her Mother that past away in December. I had never done anything like this before and was VERY nervous. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. The only instructions she gave me were use maple and oak. I found some curly maple and had some oak laying around. I also had some other wood that I thought was walnut that I used. But as I was working with it, I think it is something else. Not sure what – but love the way it turns! Her Mom loved calla lillies – so I tried my hand at the scroll saw by making one for the handle. After 4 attempts, I finally got one that worked. After I sealed it with wood turners finish sealer I did a few coats of a Linsead/wax compound (home made). It sure brought out all of the colors

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?





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pottz

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 11:16 PM

GREAT JOB TWIRLY I KNOW YOUR FEELING ON MAKING AN URN IVE DONE ONE FOR HUMAN AND ONE FOR MANS BEST FRIEND AND HAVE A REQUEST FOR ANOTHER,WHEN I ASKED FOR WHO HE SAID ME,MY FIRST RESPONSE WAS THIS ISNT A RUSH JOB I HOPE,HE LAUGHED AND SAID NO JUST PLANNING AHEAD.PEOPLE REALLY APPRECIATE SOMETHING MADE BY HAND WITH LOVE AND I NEVER CHARGE FOR THESE I JUST LIKE KNOWING IT GAVE SOMEONE COMFORT.THANKS FOR SHARING.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 11:21 PM

Very nicely done, great work. I have made several for family and friends. Building them is defiantly an honor, I usually use my best wood and do my best work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 12:14 AM

Nice work!

My ashes I want blowing in the wind!

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 03-14-2016 03:12 AM

Beautiful work!!

Jim

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

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