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Project by JustplaneJeff posted 10-24-2017 12:34 PM 1497 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was ask to build a cremation urn for a friend. One of my buddies wife passed, and he ask if I could build an urn on short notice. So two late evenings and two early mornings and I was able to deliver on time. Box is built with curly maple, and curly maple veneer, walnut, and claro walnut veneer. Also used a piece of lacewood for the cross. Another tough build as she was a dear friend and always treated me really nice.

-- JustplaneJeff





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 10-24-2017 12:51 PM

These are very hard to build, looks like you did her proud. Very nice wood and build.

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

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 10-24-2017 01:24 PM

This is a beautiful resting place for a loved one. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 10-24-2017 04:01 PM

id say you did your friend proud,that is a beautiful urn and im sure he will love what you created.its the ultimate gift of respect.very nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 10-24-2017 04:45 PM



These are very hard to build, looks like you did her proud. Very nice wood and build.

- Bobsboxes


Bob summed it up. We all feel for you and understand that the building was a special way to say “Good Bye”.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 10-24-2017 07:17 PM

You did a very nice job on this urn. It shows a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 10-24-2017 08:14 PM

Beautiful job. Having had to make both of my parents urns I can attest to how difficult it is to make something like that. You should be proud, you did your friends a beautiful going away present.

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

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JustplaneJeff

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#7 posted 10-24-2017 10:18 PM

Jim, I also made both my parents urns, as well as one for my 17 year old daughter. They are definitely emotional builds. Thank you all for the nice comments, Jeff

-- JustplaneJeff

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 10-25-2017 12:25 PM

You did your best work, shared your best materials, and burned the midnight oil to honor her…

That says a LOT! and I’m sure your friend greatly appreciates it.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 10-25-2017 02:39 PM

Beautiful work and wood. Fitting for its purpose.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 11-14-2017 12:14 AM

Beautiful, The Friendship Shows in The Work. Two souls Rest Here.

-- TomB

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#11 posted 11-15-2017 03:30 PM

The urn is beautiful. Would you be willing to share the plans as I am going to need to build one soon.

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JustplaneJeff

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#12 posted 11-27-2017 01:36 PM

Chad140. Sorry, no plans as I just built it as I went. Was given rough dimensions from the funeral home and only had 2 days to have it built and finished. Rough dimensions are13×9 x6” . Lid is attached solid and access is through the base. Hopes this helps. Jeff

-- JustplaneJeff

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