|Project by DouginVa||posted 03-08-2012 02:15 AM||1053 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
A relative asked me to make a creamation urn for the father of her child. Not knowing a darn thing about urns I set out on the iinternet to do some research. I didn’t know if the compartment containing the remains required some special treatment or materials to contain the remains. And as I learned they were nothing more than a box with a compartmet that is sealed. The main consideration was to determine the cubic inches needed to contain the remans. Since the remains were going to be divided by 3, I didn’t have to worry too much about having enough space.
Well I found one that contained a keepsake tray and thought my neice would like to keep some of his items as momentos. I also added a space beneath the lid for a picure of the deceased. I decided to make it out of some special wood that was given to me by a relative long ago that I had been saving for a special project. I didn’t know what kind of wood this was until just recently. It’s sapele. a mahogony species. I finished the box with Tried & True Varnish Oil. Follow their advice…..apply very thin coats. It took forever for the finish to cure.
Pardon the poor quality phots. I sent it out and forgot to photograph it with my own camera. I suspect these pics were taken with a cheap camera phone.
-- Just a man with his chisel.........