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Pet Urn #2

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Project by Blackie_ posted 01-08-2018 03:38 PM 1059 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Urn I made previous to this one was for a recent pet, this urn shown in the pictures, I just made for a lost loved pet I lost back in 2005, she came to me in a simple $15.00 red cedar box where she’s been all this time until today, I wanted her to be in something more special as well.

The box is made out of two different species of walnut, the box sides are nogal, the top and bottom are from black walnut, an already dead and rotting standing walnut tree that I cut down a few years back from a local town. The splines, cross and the text background are hard maple, both the cross and the spliced in background are both 1/8” inlays.

I designed this box like the previous with a lift off lid to access memorabilia, her remains are under the partition accessible by way of screw on bottom. The partition I added kerf’s around the inside walls for the partition.

I did the inscription by way of pyrography, in the first urn the dark wood hid the writing so it was a lesson learned hence the reason I did the maple inlay to show the writing much better. If you look at the 5th picture you can see how I did the background inlay by looking down from top, I used the bandsaw for this.

It measures 9 1/2×6 1/4×6 and is finished with a single coat of tung oil with 4 coats of wipe on poly my mixture and a final coat of paste wax.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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robscastle

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#1 posted 01-08-2018 03:47 PM

Blackie,

Very tastefully done, your pyro writing on the maple is of an high standard and skill for freehand thats for sure.
The box overall is excellent. You should be justly proud.

Big Al will love those splines!!

-- Regards Rob

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 01-08-2018 03:51 PM

Thanks Rob

The pyro isn’t exactly free-hand per say, I first print out the script onto paper via laser printer than I transfer it to the work piece with a hot iron, I than scribe over the image with the burning tools via free hand.

I do all of this before I glue the sides together so I have a flat work surface.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 01-08-2018 05:07 PM

Randy very sorry to hear of your loss :<((....you have made one beautiful tribute to your dear friend …...looks like your figuring out your Colwood very nicely ….GREAT JOB :<))

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

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 01-08-2018 05:58 PM

Nice tribute Randy! How long did the writing take once you got the template?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 01-08-2018 06:30 PM

What a great looking Pet Urn. I really like the way you designed this Urn Randy. The light cross on dark wood and the light wood adjunct to the cross with the well placed good looking lettering and the contrasting splines gives this box the perfect look. I love everything about it! This is definitely a well balanced winner!

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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 01-08-2018 06:38 PM

Blackie, you did a fine job on this urn. It’s a real eye catcher.

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

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Bobsboxes

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#7 posted 01-09-2018 12:17 AM

Great resting place, very nice. I am interested in the pyro pen and the type of tip, thanks for sharing.

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

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 01-09-2018 12:53 AM

Thanks Tony, Tom, Tony, Charles and Bob.

Tom, I think maybe 30 – 45 mins.

Bob, I used the Colwood with a ball #1 and the writing tip.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Bobsboxes

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#9 posted 01-09-2018 01:13 AM

Thanks Blackie, you do a great job with your lettering.

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

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Tooch

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#10 posted 01-09-2018 10:47 AM

Really nice, Randy. I like the contrast much better on this piece with the pyro on a lighter wood. Pretty good thought to cut an inlay on the main wall, that also gives you the option to work on a separate piece in case of an error/fudge-up when your doing the lettering.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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KimAccurso

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#11 posted 01-09-2018 01:04 PM

Blackie this is a treasure. It’s beautiful and will hold not only your beloved friend but also a special place in your heart and home forever. I am a dog lover too and keep the ashes of those who cross the rainbow bridge. Also make a shadow box for all the special pictures, collar etc. Have you ever thought of either inking their paw print and having the ability to pyro that in to wood? We get a clay paw print made but I think that would be special to have on wood too. You have created something very special there!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 01-09-2018 04:20 PM

Thanks Tooch and Kim.

Kim, I’m just starting out on pyro so still very green, I would like to have put her whole image on the box.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 01-09-2018 09:01 PM

Very nice Randy!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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