|Project by Keith Shipp||posted 07-01-2011 01:30 AM||1625 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
For my friend Bjorn… RIP.
I made a couple of Personal Urn’s for myself and my friend Kevin to honor a close friend of ours that was gone too soon. The 1st picture is the rough cut on the band saw. The 2nd one is the rough shape of one urn, and the 3rd is the finished with lacquer sprayed. I glued up alternating pieces of Walnut and Hard Maple and squared them. For the receptacle I bore a 1.5 in hole about a quarter inch deep the went deeper with a 1 in bore about 3 inches. My friends ashes were deposited in and I sealed him in using a 3/8 th thick walnut plug and Gorilla Glue. Pretty sure he’s not getting out. Then came the shaping. It’s supposed to be a teardrop. First the band saw then a lot of sandng/grinding on the stationary belt sander. I dropped him a few times on the belt sander but I’m pretty sure he didn’t mind the ride. After hand sanding the lacquer finished was sprayed. This one is for Kevin, I haven’t finished mine yet but he’s going in the garage with me. It’s where we spent numerous hours together enjoying a cool beverage or 12.
-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...