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Keepsake urn for a dear friend

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Project by iminmyshop posted 02-10-2016 07:59 PM 1044 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very dear friend passed away recently. Her husband asked me to make a small keepsake urn. Her ashes will mostly be scattered in the Aegean sea at a beautiful spot near where she grew up. She was a sweet, quietly dignified person who could also be wickedly funny. Her husband wanted something unadorned and simple that would also reflect the ocean waves where she grew up.

The wood is maple and ebonized walnut.

http://www.alansfinewoodworking.com/





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#1 posted 02-10-2016 08:16 PM

Very nicely done!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 02-10-2016 11:39 PM

I DONT KNOW HOW YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER TO MEET HIS WISH ITS BEAUTIFUL,IVE DONE A COUPLE WITH ONE MORE IN THE WORKS AND THEY GIVE ME THE GREATEST JOY TO BUILD,YOUR A GOOD FRIEND THANKS FOR SHARING.

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

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#3 posted 02-11-2016 12:03 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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#4 posted 02-11-2016 03:36 PM

I’m sorry for your loss. However the urn is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 02-11-2016 03:54 PM

Great way to honor your friend.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#6 posted 07-20-2017 05:13 PM

Urns are very special, therefore, they need to be extra nice…and this is extra nice! Great job!

By the way, does the top attach to the body or does it remain moveable? Also, how do you ebonize your walnut? I’m experimenting with vinegar and steel wool but was curious about your method as it turned out quite nice.

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