Grandpas Urn

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Project by Roper posted 05-21-2011 01:11 AM 1323 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandpa passed away just before christmas and this spring my Grandma asked me to make an urn for him. I have made a lot of hollow forms to date, but this one was the hardest mentally and physically. The vessel is maple and the cap is rosewood, about 16 inchs tall by 5 inchs wide.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 01:52 AM

My condolences on your grandpa’s passing. You did him proud and he has a fine resting place that is made with love and care.

Maybe you have turned a large piece but I don’t recall, all I can remember are the mini forms. I’ll have to go back and check your projects list. I love your work and especially the finial.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 03:00 AM

The finial looks great, the shape is perfect, I can’t imagine the emotions involved in this project. I am sorry for your loss. You have provided a beautiful urn for your grandparents.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#3 posted 05-21-2011 04:20 AM

You did a beautiful job on this, Roper. Think of it as ‘wrapping your arms around him.’ He’s all warm in your embrace.


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#4 posted 05-21-2011 10:20 AM

Fantastic job I’m sure he would be proud.

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#5 posted 05-21-2011 03:50 PM

I’m sorry you lost your grandpa, Roper. Your love for him really shines brightly in this piece. I can tell he’s proud of you.

-- You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. -- George Burns

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#6 posted 05-22-2011 01:26 AM

I am sorry for your loss, but what a honor for you to do this… I am sure that your Grandpa would have been proud.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 05-22-2011 03:29 PM

Thank you very much everyone.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#8 posted 05-22-2011 03:49 PM

Very elegant. Sorry to hear of your Grandpas passing.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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