Pet Urn

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Project by PetVet posted 774 days ago 1151 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 774 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 774 days ago

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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#3 posted 774 days ago

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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#4 posted 774 days ago

@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 774 days ago

Beautiful gesture, beautiful vase/urn for your friend.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 774 days ago

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

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#7 posted 774 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 773 days ago

Nice looking job there Rich. lovely timber & finish

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

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