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Oak and maple urn for a parishioner

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Project by derosa posted 11-17-2012 03:20 AM 752 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my parishioners passed away last Sun, and his wife asked her son-in-law if he would make a wooden urn for the ashes. He was handed a black cube that is roughly the size of the box that will contain the ashes and told to make it however he wanted. Both the SIL and his wife are members at the other church I lead and they decided i’d be a good choice to ask for help. He had some old oak flooring that we milled down to make the base and I had some maple for the top and some thin scrap maple in the garbage that was dug out for the corners. The design was from my head and we both worked on sanding, drilling holes to screw the base on. He made the base and assisted me on the top. Finish is just mineral oil as he didn’t want anything other then a wipe on oil. Despite a couple of mistakes it took the two of us 7 hours to complete it. Both couple are really nice and some of the better members at the two churches in terms of going out of theirr way to help others and really showing a loving Christian spirit so for me it was an honor to be asked for help and to be able to be this involved. Unfortunately I still have the funeral itsself tomorrow.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse





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#1 posted 11-17-2012 05:18 AM

sorry for the loss of your friend , urn looks great

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 11:45 AM

Sad. Great way to pay your last respects.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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