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Project by Keith Shipp posted 07-01-2011 01:30 AM 1448 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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...





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 07-01-2011 02:10 AM

Beautiful! Great way to honor a friend.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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WilsonCreations

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#2 posted 07-01-2011 02:52 AM

What a great jesture for a good friend and confidant.

-- Wilson

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#3 posted 07-01-2011 01:10 PM

nice work…and an honor to do so. I like the idea that his ashes are sealed in forever :)

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#4 posted 07-01-2011 07:46 PM

That is just incredible!

-- christine

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Karson

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#5 posted 07-01-2011 08:12 PM

Great job. Nice sentiments.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 07-01-2011 08:15 PM

I hope I am lucky enough to have such a friend when I pass on….such a great testiment to a good friend….and a beautiful resting place for his memory.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 07-01-2011 08:28 PM

Nice job well done. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 04:27 AM

This is an amazing testament to a genuine and faithful friendship. What better way to be honored by a friend? Epic!

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 04:29 AM

Wonderful job plus great woods

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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