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Project by Nick424 posted 05-28-2017 01:18 PM 861 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter Sydney has an aunt and uncle on her fathers side with a brother who had MS. He passed last week and I was asked to make an urn for his remains. This is what I came up with.

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#1 posted 05-28-2017 02:57 PM

Outstanding. I love it! You did him well! That is a very fine piece of craftsmanship!!

I am making a curly maple urn for a dog right now and yours caught my eye right away!!

Cheers, Jim

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#2 posted 05-28-2017 03:03 PM

You honored him well.
This is beautiful.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 05-28-2017 06:20 PM

Gorgeously done!

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#4 posted 05-28-2017 07:39 PM

This is a very attractive urn and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 02:41 AM

Very well done.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 05-29-2017 04:25 AM

well done.


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#7 posted 05-29-2017 05:03 AM

Very nice. How did you make the X’s? I cannot get my head around it.

-- Andries - South Africa

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#8 posted 05-29-2017 02:14 PM

sorry for the loss ….BEAUTIFUL… simply love the pattern in that gorgeous wood ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3


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#9 posted 05-29-2017 02:15 PM

That is a work of art!!!

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#10 posted 05-30-2017 12:50 AM

Very nice. How did you make the X s? I cannot get my head around it.


I started by cutting the 5/4 maple block from corner to corner. Next I glued a 3/8 strip to both sides. When it dried I cut from the edge of the walnut strip to a point 3/8 into the maple on the opposite corner, so the saw cut ran through the center line of the other diagonal. On the right side I left the walnut at the top, and on the left the walnut was at the bottom. These could be glued back together. When I did the other diagonal I could use the wedge that was left from the first cut to glue into my piece. First I cut the second diagonal, then re cut from the corner 3/8 in to the center of the first diagonal.
I don’t know if my explanation makes sense, but it did work and I checked and rechecked before cutting.
Now when I had finished, I ran them through the drum sander to flush everything up and I used 5/4 so I could split the two of them on the band saw and I had my four panels.

They came over today to pick it up, and were pleased beyond words.


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#11 posted 05-30-2017 06:54 AM

Hi Nick, thank you it makes perfect sense. They must have been very pleased when they saw that beautiful craftsmanship!

-- Andries - South Africa

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#12 posted 06-02-2017 09:38 AM

Amazing job

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