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Mesquite Pet Cremation Urn

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-08-2012 03:23 AM 1697 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little pet urn was requested by a customer who wanted to buy the Chinaberry urn that I had at a craft sale. She had two cats cremated and wanted a light and dark urn. It is turned from mesquite but the lid is from a different piece than the base. The crack in the bottom piece was all the way across in the top when I turned it and almost broke in two.

I added the 4th picture with both urns. They are finished with gloss lacquer.
She picked them up today!

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





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lizardhead

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#1 posted 03-08-2012 03:42 AM

Dang Jim- that shine will blind a guy

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#2 posted 03-08-2012 05:09 AM

i was gonna say the same thing! I love the finish!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 03-08-2012 05:21 AM

Nice urn Jim and must agree that finish is terrific.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 10:44 AM

The shine is what stuck me first. Beautiful!

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 11:42 AM

looks as if they’re under glass. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 03-08-2012 12:26 PM

Great Projects, Outstanding Finish! Your creations are always top shelf….

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 03-08-2012 02:31 PM

Thanks for the nice comment!!

Hi Roger…... you could say they are for “kitties under glass”.. Tee Hee…........

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

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 07:14 PM

looks like you have another Happy customer Jim, well done great finish as well
Pete

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 03-08-2012 07:59 PM

I put 6 coats of lacquer on the urn. Sanded with 400 and water after each one. I kept doing it until I liked it.
The wind was blowing up to 50 mph and I had to spray it behind the neighbor’s little shed. What a crude existence out here in the desert!

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

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 10:48 PM

Nice one Jim. You have been busy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 03-10-2012 03:25 AM

Very Cool work Jim! Very cool!
Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#12 posted 05-09-2012 07:35 AM

Nice one Jim…but i will prefer white one…

By, Urn Vaults

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#13 posted 07-11-2012 06:46 AM

First of all thanks for this good looking chucks for the pet cremation.Its really good to store the urns because as we all know that pets are the part of our life and its good to store memory of our beloved pet. for more info about the pet cremation just visit to my site:Shurden Jackson Funeral Home

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 07-11-2012 11:47 AM

Thanks for the links, Brayden and Shurden. Looking at the urns for sale, I sold mine way too cheap!!
I did not make the fist one with the intention of being a cremation urn. I just turned a lidded vessel and then I told one lady it would make a good pet urn and she ordered another one.

Shurden, I see you are from Okmulgee. I was there once on business visiting a place that made porcelain coated steel that we used for marker board surfaces. I can’t remember the name of the place but I wonder if they still do that there??

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

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