Brothers Urn

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Project by 67flh posted 01-22-2017 06:57 PM 757 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My brother recently passed away and was cremated. When I picked up his remains they were contained in a nice little plastic box, I figured he deserved a a little nicer box. The box was constructed from 1/2” red oak and hard maple strips. When the weather turns for the better I will take him to his final resting place.

-- Brad

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#1 posted 01-22-2017 07:44 PM

A very good act of love and respect shown to your Brother, this is a nice box job, well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 01-22-2017 08:07 PM

My condolences on your loss. I made my father’s and have to make one yet for my mother. She’s still with us but waiting until they die then trying to make it under a timetable and depressed is no way to be around power tools. Your brother would be proud.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#3 posted 01-22-2017 09:00 PM

sorry for your loss …... it is hard to be around power tools ….but in my case it seemed something was driving me …..GREAT JOB :<((


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#4 posted 01-22-2017 10:13 PM

Sorry for your loss. You did a good job honoring your brother.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#5 posted 01-22-2017 11:23 PM

I’m sorry for the loss of your brother. However, you made him a beautiful box. Nice work.

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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#6 posted 01-23-2017 01:31 AM

I’m so sorry about your loss. This is truly a beautiful way to honor him. This is a very nice box. Thanks for sharing. AJ

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#7 posted 01-23-2017 02:00 AM

I am sorry for the loss of your brother. That’s a beautiful urn you made, I’m sure he knows this!

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#8 posted 01-23-2017 04:10 AM

my condolences on your brothers passing. you honored him very well with the urn. can you give me the dimensions when things settle down please thank you

-- wiser1934, new york

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#9 posted 01-23-2017 04:55 AM

So sorry for the loss of your brother. I was asked by a neighbor to make one for his wife that passed a few weeks ago. Just taking me a bit to get started. Very nice box you have made.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 01-23-2017 10:45 AM

So sorry for your loss. Looks like a beutiful box and a very nice tribute to your brother. Best wishes and take care!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#11 posted 01-23-2017 03:26 PM

sorry, looks great

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#12 posted 01-24-2017 02:44 PM

Beautiful thought, excellent work

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#13 posted 01-24-2017 03:15 PM

Very sorry for your loss Brad, you honor your brother with such a fine Urn.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#14 posted 01-25-2017 12:36 AM

I would like to thank everyone for their kind words.

-- Brad

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#15 posted 01-25-2017 12:56 AM

These projects always hit me with such a mix of emotion. I think I would be honoured to build such a piece but at the same time struggle with getting it turned out in time. Likely, if ever asked to complete such a piece it would be for someone I had a close relationship with. While I find time in my shop can be therapeutic and a welcome distraction from everyday stressors, I am not sure how I would deal with constructing something of this nature. My hats off to all those who have successfully undertaken such a project.

Great job on the build Brad, and I am indeed sorry for your loss.

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