|Project by robert triplett||posted 08-04-2010 02:52 AM||1822 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
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!!!