Cremation Urns

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Project by Grantman posted 01-02-2012 05:06 AM 1412 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my closest friends passed away recently after a long illness. His wife told me of his final wishes to be cremated. I told her I would be honored if she would let me make the urns for him (and her when she finally passes many years from now).

A difficult project to execute because of the emotion but a satisfying one because of who my friend was and how much he meant to me.

Canary wood and Tung Oil.

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 05:16 AM

Beautiful work.
You have honored him in this final act of friendship.
Good job.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 05:29 AM

Very good work,A wonderful tribute to your friend .

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 05:53 AM

Beautify urn and the way you kept the grain continuous around it!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 04:19 PM

Nicely done!!!

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 05:19 PM

Your friend should rest a bit easier in that lovely box.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 05:34 PM

A lovely pair of boxes, and definately understand the difficulty and emotion.. a couple of years ago my very good friend and co-worker passed unexepectedly of a massive heart attack. His spouse brought me a box full of photos from his childhood to present time and asked me if I could make a musical slideshow for the funeral service on the big screen in the church. I was also the wedding photographer for their daughter’s wedding, a year or so prior to his passing.


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#7 posted 01-23-2012 10:43 AM

really nice tribute….cremation

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#8 posted 05-01-2012 06:45 AM

Rather than wooden box…i will prefer planting of tree…

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 11:08 PM

tough build, and well done!

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