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Project by robert triplett posted 08-04-2010 02:52 AM 2089 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I often take completed boxes, etc. to school to show a few friends. One of the parent volunteers saw them and asked if I would make an Urn for her husband’s father’s ashes. I had never done one and didn’t know the father, but I have seen some great work here and gave it a try. I was given a picture of a curved sided Urn and went from there. Allen of Milwaukee Woodworks picked out some nice, but not too flashy, 6/4 curly maple for me and I used some hoarded maple stock for the top and bottom. Allen was great about sending me a 3’ board! I cut each side on the table saw and then shaped with a couple of sanders. I wasn’t brave enough to get out the grinder!! The miter keys are Peruvian Walnut. BLO for a quick wash of the outside and then Watco Natural Danish Oil. The top floats in a groove and does not open. The bottom is attached with screws. The dimensions on the outside are 9 1/2L”x 6”H x 7 1/2” w. I have another to make for my wife’s friend. I have some nice figured walnut for that. This is an interesting break from cutting boards and regular boxes.
Thanks for looking.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 03:48 AM

That’s very fine. You did a great job, and may find yourself a new woodworking ‘niche.’


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#2 posted 08-04-2010 04:16 AM

Very beautiful job on the urn, I am sure they will love it!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 04:17 AM

Beautiful job, great looking wood.
How did you get the sides so even with a sander?
You have allot more skill at it than me.

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#4 posted 08-04-2010 07:22 AM

Nicely done sir, thank you for posting

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#5 posted 08-04-2010 07:45 AM

Very nice. Great design and build. I am sure they will love it.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 08-04-2010 08:01 AM

Very Nice Design and Execution. Oh Teacher ….(might want to check the spelling on your Signature Line as it gets exposed all the time) ;-}

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#7 posted 08-04-2010 02:36 PM

Very nice box and choice of woods I have to do a couple of these, and this helps.



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#8 posted 08-04-2010 04:20 PM

When you said the top does not open, does that mean the ashes are to be put in from the bottom and then the bottom is screwed shut?

-- Joe Cool

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#9 posted 08-04-2010 06:00 PM

CW, i used a template i made and drew a curved line on each corner. I used a table saw to clip the tops of each corner and then used a 60 grit belt to shape the remainder of the curve close to the line. then 80 grit on a speed block to finish up the curve. A lot of stopping and looking at the progress
Rick, thanks. My move to second grade has affected my editing skills!! I hope I have fixed it.
Joe, It does have screws on the bottom. I will give the family some rubber pads to put over the holes.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#10 posted 08-06-2010 01:11 AM

Very nice. It has a great “soft” look to it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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