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Project by John posted 04-02-2017 05:55 PM 540 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This had to be the most difficult box to make so far. The actual building process wasn’t the problem, it was the purpose for it that was a little unsettling. I have 4 sisters that are married and this the only one I’ve actually called my BIL. Actually, I’ve always considered him more of a Brother. My sister wanted something big enough for his ashes as well as some keepsakes she kept of his. The overall dimensions are 10.5” Wide X 13” Long X 10” Tall. The wood used are Oak, Purple Heart, Walnut, Red Birch, Ash, Mahogany, & Burl Honey Locust. My Sister loves a variety of woods. My Photography skills suck but I made do with the camera I have. All cuts including the Miters and Raised Panels were done on the Table Saw which is my primary go to power tool these days. Thanks for looking.

-- John





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#1 posted 04-02-2017 07:42 PM

Nice work on your urn John. Sorry for your loss.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 04-02-2017 07:55 PM

Thanks Tony, I appreciate that.

-- John

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#3 posted 04-02-2017 08:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful.
You’ve set the bar higher for sure. In love the way you highlighted the corners with the purple heart. Burl honey locus is unknown to me but definitely outstanding.

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#4 posted 04-02-2017 11:03 PM

Thanks Tanglefoot, if you ever get a chance to pick some up it’s absolutely beautiful wood. My pics don’t do it justice.

-- John

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#5 posted 04-03-2017 11:28 AM

Exceptional work … sorry for your loss.

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

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#6 posted 04-03-2017 03:05 PM

looks great beautiful wood

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#7 posted 04-03-2017 03:52 PM

Those kind are the hardest to make alright. You must have been into woodworking for a long time to have that many interesting pieces of wood on hand. Some combinations when I see them I scratch my head trying to figure out what the person was thinking. You did a nice job and the selections work well together. Interesting treatment on the corners of the cover. Can you share how you did it?

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#8 posted 04-03-2017 07:55 PM

Thanks to all for the kind words, as for the corners, (I assume you are talking about the lid) it’s just a typical mitered frame with corner splines. Afterward, I tapered to sides the same way I do my raised panels.

Thanks Again

-- John

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#9 posted 04-03-2017 08:29 PM

Moving your nice project paid off John…you got a nice reward! Congrats on you Daily Top 3 :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 04-03-2017 10:21 PM

I just saw the email but it didn’t last too long. Too many great projects out there.

-- John

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#11 posted 04-04-2017 05:53 PM

Beautiful John. A wonderful tribute to someone who meant so much to you. I’m so sorry for you and your sister’s loss.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#12 posted 04-04-2017 09:23 PM

Thanks Todd, I appreciate that.

-- John

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#13 posted 04-06-2017 01:46 PM

Lovely work. I’ve done a few of these for family (although, I confess, not quite as beautiful as this one). It’s a curious emotional experience one doesn’t get with any other kind of project.

You have honoured him and your relationship well. So sorry for your loss.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#14 posted 04-07-2017 12:55 AM

Thanks calmudgeon for the complement. It’s like wanting the project to be done and not wanting it to be done at the same time.

-- John

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