|Project by Michael1||posted 09-01-2011 07:02 AM||1774 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a Cremation Urn I made for my sons 12 year old friend who suddenly became ill and passed away. He was very active in his school band and very active in his church. His parent requested a design that would incorporate his love for music and the church into the urn. It is constructed if Black walnut with a soft maple inlay. My wife spent a 25 year career as a graphic artist so she drew the silhouette of him plying his saxophone in a pen and ink drawing directly on the maple. To finish the piece I sprayed a very light mist coat of brushable lacquer by Cabot to keep the ink from reacting to the solvent in the lacquer. Then after it was dry to the touch, I finished with 4 more coats of spray lacquer. The top is a in lay of burl walnut. I considered carving the cross but was nervous of the prospect as I have never attempted much relief carving.
-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com