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Project by Bob Collins posted 11-17-2018 11:44 PM 650 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box I made for a friends Fathers ashes. He loved travelling to Japan and the blossom, he also befriended
native magpies and fed a group of them that came to his yard daily. I used the Litchenberg burner for the tree
and then dabbed paint randomly to simulate the cherry blossom. The bird is a native magpie. The wood is pine
with some coats of poly. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.





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crowie

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#1 posted 11-17-2018 11:48 PM

That is one beautiful box Bob, a credit to your craftsmanship and very honouring for your friends dad!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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shipwright

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#2 posted 11-18-2018 12:08 AM

Nice one Bob.
Those Aussie magpies are real characters. We stayed at a farm cottage outside of Fremantle about ten years ago. It came with a resident named “Mrs. Pie”.
Your friend’s father will rest peacefully surrounded by the things he loved. You’re a good man Bob.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Mark

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#3 posted 11-18-2018 12:44 AM

Snapin armpits Bob! You’ve out done yourself this time. Your friend has a good friend. Well done.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 11-18-2018 01:23 AM

WOW!!! That is so fitting to a good friends Dad.
Great work Bob. The blossom turned out real good.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 11-18-2018 01:55 AM

Very impressive Bob. Excellent job mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 11-18-2018 02:43 AM

It’s a beautiful box for memories to live on. Excellent work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Mark Wilson

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#7 posted 11-18-2018 09:15 AM

WOW, Bob. Just, WOW. The control of the burn is astounding. Altogether breathtaking. And also, WOW.

-- Mark

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SawTooth1953

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#8 posted 11-18-2018 12:30 PM

Verrrrry nicely done, Bob!! Superb craftsmanship and artistry in wood.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#9 posted 11-18-2018 12:55 PM

Excellent job on that urn, Bob!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-18-2018 06:56 PM

Well done Bob, your friend has a great resting spot for his mate
cheers Bud
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 11-18-2018 08:27 PM

A beautiful urn

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 11-18-2018 08:55 PM

love the tree best GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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#13 posted 11-21-2018 01:51 AM

BOB….OUTSTANDING!!!!

The Cherry Blossom is so real looking. I am amazed at how you did it!!! The Magpies look like they are about to strut about like they do in the backyard.

You are an Artist. Great Project Bob.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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