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Project by Clung posted 01-08-2011 02:48 AM 1433 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some projects are just not that fun to build, yet I felt very honored to make this urn. A sudden death on my side of the family last November took us all by surprise, and I’ve been thinking a lot this past month about the good man that has gone from us so soon and left my sister a widow. It’s in times like this that I am thankful I can do things with my hands, because I’m sure no good with words. A more personal blog of the build for those interested can be found here.

-- Clarence

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#1 posted 01-08-2011 03:06 AM

Beautiful thoughts you send him like this.
All my best thoughts to your sister.
You made him a wonderful last resting urn.
From my heart,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 04:22 AM

You have made a wonderful job & there is no greater tribute to your brother-in-law than to speak with your God given gift whether it be words or the skill of your hands it’s beautiful
Strength & peace to your family

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 04:34 AM

Beautifully done. I know how you feel. I too had the honor to do this in August. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 01-08-2011 07:19 AM

You did a great job on a very tough project. I offer my condolences to you and your family.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#5 posted 01-08-2011 07:24 AM

A work of love that turned out beautifully Clarence. A wonderful tribute.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 01-08-2011 03:46 PM

I’m ashamed to admit that my Father-in-law is still in the box that came from the funeral home almost 2 years ago. I’m going to follow your lead and make him a fitting urn as I said I would when he passed. My condolences to your family. You’ve made a fine resting place for him.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 01-08-2011 05:56 PM

At first I looked at a simple box, then I read your blog. The second time I looked, I saw much more. Each step of the process of making this Urn had a special meaning. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 01-09-2011 04:15 AM

Sorry for your loss and this is one to be proud of, flawless. Nice way of showing how much you cared!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-09-2011 11:58 AM

Wíth this nice urn you have made for him you dont need so many words Cloung.

Wonderfull job and a great ideèr from you.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#10 posted 01-10-2011 01:19 AM

So Sorry for your loss, You did a great job to Honor Him.
Thanks for sharing and May God Bless You and Yours.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 01-16-2011 05:55 AM

It is always a gift from God to know special people. It is ours to say thanks to God and the love one that dies by honoring them with gifts that God gave us by using our hearts, minds and hands. Very nice resting place for him.

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