|Project by blockhead||posted 02-01-2012 12:51 AM||2679 views||25 times favorited||39 comments|
This past December, my neighbor lost his wife of 43 years. He asked if I could make her urn, but nothing fancy and just when I had the time as he didn’t want it to be a bother. I told him I would be more than happy to, it was the least I could do and would be honored to do so. I didn’t want it to be plain jane so I used a beautiful piece of Purpleheart that was waiting for just the right project.
The top is a bookmatched piece of figured and slighly spalted Maple. The splines are Hemlock and Walnut with Blackwood plugs. The base is quartersawn Lacewood.
My young boys would often go next door to their house to hang out and they would always change the TV to cartoons and feed them full of popsicles and candy. On many occasions, they would also bring over vegetables from their garden among many other things. We couldn’t have asked for better neighbors.
He never said exactly what he wanted or how it was to look, so I was a bit nervous before I gave it to him. He was very pleased and grateful which was a big relief.
Thanks again for taking the time to look…
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.