|Project by robert triplett||posted 09-21-2010 03:29 AM||1896 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
My wife asked me to make this Urn for her best friend’s Husband’s ashes. I have been very slow to finish it, but It’s done.
I found some great Claro Walnut at a small mill north of Zamora, Ca. The owner, Frank Sieferman(SP?) gave me a good deal on two boards of this beautiful wood. The top and bottom is Big Leaf Maple from John Ormsby in Sacramento. John is a fellow Lumberjock. I told Frank about this site, but he ‘only’ cuts the wood. His partner builds with it. Frank keeps the really nice wood for people who appreciate it. He mills a lot of nice stuff.
The finish is Watco Natural Danish Oil. The box is 9 1/2”W x 7 1/2”H x 6 1/2” D. I started to shape the top with my trusty 3×21 belt sander, but decided to try to bevel the edges instead. This worked well, but I later sanded into the groove for the lid in one place. A little glue and saw dust mostly fixed it. Luckily it is on the back side(it’s the back side now!) The lid has a drop of glue on each edge to keep it from moving in the groove and the bottom is screwed into a recess. The miter keys are Curly Maple. I wrapped the figure of the wood and it almost matches on the last corner.
As with most of my projects, beautiful wood can detract from any imperfections in my skills!! Any typing mistakes are because I have two orphaned kittens ‘helping’ me and not because I spent the day with 27 -2nd graders.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!