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Project by robert triplett posted 1355 days ago 1486 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

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!





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BarbS

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#1 posted 1355 days ago

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

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 1355 days ago

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

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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cwdance1

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#3 posted 1355 days ago

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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Edward83

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#4 posted 1355 days ago

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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scrappy

3505 posts in 1932 days


#5 posted 1355 days ago

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

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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Rick

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#6 posted 1355 days ago

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

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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Bott

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#7 posted 1354 days ago

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

Thanks,

Bott

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JoeCool

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#8 posted 1354 days ago

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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robert triplett

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#9 posted 1354 days ago

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

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Triumph1

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#10 posted 1353 days ago

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

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

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