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Project by Woodenwizard posted 06-02-2017 09:19 PM 1432 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother-in-law passed away recently and the family wanted me to make a cremation box for her ashes. Not having done one before I was a little hesitant. This is what I came up with and I think it turned out great. Made with walnut and maple with her initials done with marquetry in the top. She was a treasure to her family and made it to 95.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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robscastle

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#1 posted 06-02-2017 09:46 PM

Thats some fantastic wood work on display for a “first Go” I must say, and not being too familiar with the concept how did you determine the design dimensions?

I am off to check out your other projects !!

-- Regards Robert

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Max

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#2 posted 06-02-2017 10:29 PM

John, I am sorry to hear of your family’s loss. The box, as usual, is a wonderful design and the craftsmanship is beyond reproach. The marquetry initials are just wonderful along with the spline miters.. A great combinations of woods with excellent grain choice….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 06-02-2017 11:35 PM

All of the above is 100% correct.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#4 posted 06-03-2017 12:55 AM

Beautiful work John. I’m sure that she would be proud of your craftsmanship.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 06-03-2017 01:12 AM

Very beautiful! Cremation Box John. Very sorry for your loss. She would be so proud of your work.

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

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lightweightladylefty

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#6 posted 06-03-2017 02:43 AM

What a wonderful way to honor your MIL’s life. The box looks flawless and beautiful.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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tyvekboy

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#7 posted 06-03-2017 02:58 AM

Sorry for your loss. What a wonderful way to honor a loved one.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 06-03-2017 03:23 AM

Sorry for your loss ….what a beautiful tribute to what was no doubt …a wonderful lady …..GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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shipwright

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#9 posted 06-03-2017 06:02 AM

Wonderful work and a fine tribute John. Not a job anyone wants to face but rewarding at the same time. Lots of thoughts and good memories during the construction I’m sure. My mom made it to 94. It was like getting to spend a last week with her when I made her urn.
My condolences.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 06-03-2017 08:33 AM

Brilliant, John. To the Favorites Folder, it goes.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 06-03-2017 12:54 PM

John, this is a beautiful box and you have put into it a lot of nice details and craftsmanship. I love the overall design and the contrasting wood colors which accents the details. It’s a very nice eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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JimRochester

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#12 posted 06-03-2017 05:37 PM

Having made a couple for my parents it makes you feel good knowing that this is the last project you’ll do for the person and there is no greater honor. Good for her 95. I hope she was good right up to the end.

That is a beautiful job which she would be proud of. Unfortunately with mine I had limited time and it showed.

There must be something about funeral urns. They seem to garner the most attention and get into the Daily Top 3.

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

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Lenny

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#13 posted 06-04-2017 10:24 PM

The family turned to the right guy! That is a gorgeous box John and as others have said, she would approve of it. The wood is beautiful and the splines are top notch. As always, your marquetry is second to none.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#14 posted 06-06-2017 04:26 PM

Thanks all for your kind comments, thoughts and prayers. Greatly appreciated.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#15 posted 06-09-2017 12:27 AM

John, exceptional work. I lost my mom a year ago, so I know how difficult this time can be. You did an outstanding job on her box. I love everything about it. Well done, John, well done.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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