An urn for a special lady (Mom)

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Project by SisQMark posted 715 days ago 1218 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a special request from my wife’s family. Mom passed away on August 8Th. My wife and her brothers & sisters bestowed upon me the honor of making their mothers final resting place (Urn). The challenge was I only had one day to complete it in, because the funeral home needed it on Friday to be ready for the services today the 11Th. This was a great honor for me to do for them. I spent 16 hours on it from start to finish. The main case is oak, with various hard wood accents. The top, the part with the picture, is canary wood with epoxy over the picture. I used rare earth magnets at each corner to secure the lid. It measures about 12”x 8”x8”. I also inlaid a brass cross in the corner. Everyone liked it real well & I feel proud to have done this for the family. This was my most important project that I have ever done as well as an honor they chose me for something so important. Rest in peace mom we love & miss you already. Thank you for looking.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 715 days ago

Wow, magnificent job. Especially considering the time frame and the overwhelming mood of the situation. Impressive.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 715 days ago

A true labor of love, thanks for sharing.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 715 days ago

Sorry to hear of your loss. A very heartfelt project. Beautiful. May she rest in peace.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 715 days ago

Beautiful job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 715 days ago

Nice work…indeed, a great honor bestowed on you from your family. Sorry for your loss…Moms are very special!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 715 days ago

Very nice

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#7 posted 715 days ago

You’ve done a wonderful job Mark.
To design and create this piece with all its details in such a short time frame is quite a feat.
My condolences to you, your wife and your family.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#8 posted 715 days ago

Very nice work a fitting tribute to a loved one.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 715 days ago

Talk about being put on the spot !
Sorry for your loss , but I bet she’s happy in her new home. Great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 715 days ago

Thank you all. It was a hard day yesterday but we all made it. What a great bunch of caring people here on LJ. Thanks for your comments. I’m very proud to be part of this community.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#11 posted 715 days ago

Amazing work and all in such a short time.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 715 days ago

Sorry for your loss. This will be a project you will never forget. Great job!

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#13 posted 715 days ago

Beautiful job! What an honor to do that for her.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#14 posted 715 days ago

Mark, I’m so sorry for your loss. You did a beautiful job on very short notice and I’ll bet you thought about her the entire 16 hours you were building it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 715 days ago

Beautiful job, Mark.
I know your mom was looking down upon you while you made this work of art.

-- Jimmy, Upstate NY in the summer, somewhere south in the winter (on the boat).

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