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Project by PetVet posted 03-07-2012 07:49 PM 1277 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My veterinary tech lost her dog recently and I wanted to make an urn for her ashes. It is made out of spalted maple salvaged after a hurricane we had this past summer, along with bubinga for the base and lid. Finished with shellac, BLO, and wax.
Comments, critiques, and criticisms are always appreciated.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.





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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 08:09 PM

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Dale, Ohio

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lew

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 08:33 PM

Gorgeous, Rich!

A fitting memorial to a beloved friend.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 11:28 PM

Beautiful turning. Nice use also. Is the lid screwed on or just jammed. I’ve known turners to put a couple grooves around the lid and use a rubber gasket to seal them. Did you go through any of that, or just made a tight fitting lid?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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PetVet

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 12:47 AM

@jockmike2 Thanks Mike. No, it is just a tight fit. I had her put two drops of CA on the inside rim before placing the lid on after putting the ashes in. I wish I had some thread chasers and experience in using them. That would be the ticket!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 12:48 AM

Beautiful gesture, beautiful vase/urn for your friend.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 03-08-2012 01:20 AM

Nice timber, nice turning, nice thought. I’m sure your vet tech appreciated this a lot.

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#7 posted 03-08-2012 03:28 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 07:23 PM

Nice looking job there Rich. lovely timber & finish
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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