Walnut Urn For My Mom

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Project by BusterB posted 08-24-2016 08:41 PM 1212 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Met at the funeral home Sunday to discuss arrangements for my mother and we looked at the urns they had on display. My siblings decided they thought I should build her one instead…this is the result. Black walnut I have had hid (from myself) with white oak splines and a maple cross on the lid. She loved lighthouses so I hope she is happy that we added one from her collection to this project…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 08:54 PM

Sorry for your loss.

Beautiful piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#2 posted 08-24-2016 09:33 PM

Condolences on your loss.

It’s amazing what works can be created when the heart and feelings are involved. Fantastic piece.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 08-24-2016 10:03 PM

This is beautiful. My sympathy for your loss.

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#4 posted 08-24-2016 10:07 PM

Simply beautiful, I’m sure your mother would be pleased. Condolences.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 08-24-2016 10:10 PM

That’s a tough build for anybody. You did an excellent job. No doubt your Mom would be proud.

Prayers headed your way.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 10:20 PM

I have seen a few of these types of projects that are on here and am always amazed by what guys can pull together while battling grief and loss. Don’t know that I would be capable of it.

Great job brother.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 08-24-2016 11:11 PM

Sorry to hear your mom passed,Buster. That is a beautiful urn and great tribute to her to have you make it for her! I love the design and the lighthouse up front.


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

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#8 posted 08-24-2016 11:31 PM

Never an easy build when a loved one is involved. Sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you.
It’s a beautiful urn. The cross and especially the picture will be in her heart. Take care Buster.

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

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#9 posted 08-25-2016 02:28 AM

Buster, the urn you made for your mom is beautiful, a true labor of love.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 08-25-2016 03:26 AM

I made my mom’s so I know the love that was in your heart as you made this piece.
Well done!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#11 posted 08-25-2016 08:46 AM

Beautiful box indeed, with all those features you mentioned. The lighthouse is realy great – nice work with it also.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 08-25-2016 12:01 PM

You did a great job Buster. I’m sorry for your loss.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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Ron Aylor

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#13 posted 08-25-2016 12:43 PM

Sorry for your loss. True craftsmanship!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#14 posted 08-25-2016 02:12 PM

Buster, it’s a beautiful urn and I can see that you put a lot of love and care into the making of it. I’m sorry for your loss.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#15 posted 08-25-2016 02:43 PM

(((((Buster))))) Sorry for your loss, buddy. ‘Tis a beautiful urn. The light house from her collection makes it all the more personal. Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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