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An urn for my mother

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Project by theoldfart posted 01-20-2017 11:20 PM 1122 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother passed away November 28’th at the age of 95. She was quite interested in my woodworking adventures and liked having me bring over pieces of my projects in the making. We are traveling to Florida this weekend to inter her ashes. It is made of white oak and almost entirely hand tools. The finish is natural Danish oil and wax.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )





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#1 posted 01-20-2017 11:22 PM

Sorry for your loss. I’m sure she’d be pleased

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

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 11:44 PM

That came out nice.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 01-20-2017 11:55 PM

Sorry for you loss Kevin. I think you know I lost my Dad last Spring at the age of 97. We were lucky to have them with us for so long.

Though an easy project for you skill set, I’m sure it was tough in ways difficult to know. I know I had a difficult time with Dad’s memorial flag case.

You did a wonderful job!

It’s a somber trip. Have a safe one.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 11:55 PM

Simple, precise and elegant.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#5 posted 01-21-2017 12:20 AM

I’m sure she would love it Kev. My condolences to you and your family.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#6 posted 01-21-2017 12:20 AM

Thank you, everyone.

Bill I remember. I think we traded thoughts on aging parents.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 01-21-2017 12:56 AM

Sorry for your loss. this loveing box would have pleased her very much.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 01-21-2017 01:42 AM

Well done Kevin.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#9 posted 01-21-2017 02:08 AM

Sorry for your loss. Well done on the urn.

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

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#10 posted 01-21-2017 02:26 AM

So sorry for your loss. This had to be the toughest build ever. She would be very proud.

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

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#11 posted 01-21-2017 02:39 AM

Please accept my belated condolences on your mother’s passing.

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#12 posted 01-21-2017 02:48 AM

Very tastefully done kevin. Mom’s got plenty to be proud of brother.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#13 posted 01-21-2017 03:07 AM

Thanks to all of you, I really do appreciate the comments.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#14 posted 01-21-2017 03:11 AM

Very Nice, Kevin. Please accept my condolences.

-- Mike

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#15 posted 01-21-2017 04:29 AM

Sorry for your loss, Kevin. You are very fortunate to be able to provide this urn for your mother, and she is fortunate to have it. It is a beautiful closing.

-- Honest, honey, I found it in the trash.

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