Dads Urn

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Project by Jim posted 11-25-2012 12:24 AM 1392 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this today for my Dad who passed away on the 9th of November, I have to do some sanding to it yet
Also a finish it’s made of Red Oak, I thought of him as I made it and strange as it may seem I recalled the last thing we said to each other.I Love You and it made me smile

I uploaded a picture of the finished urn

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 12:34 AM

Jim my deepest condolence and what a wonderful urn you have produced. I lost my father some 20 year ago and I think of him plenty when I’m working in my shop. Over the years I come to realize that he’s never left he lives inside of me a bond that will never be broken :)...thanks for sharing BC

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 12:37 AM

Very nice job. I’m sorry for your loss.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 12:43 AM

Very sorry for your loss.
Great job on the project!


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#4 posted 11-25-2012 12:55 AM

Beautiful urn what a great tribute to your father.I’m so sorry for your loss.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-25-2012 01:35 AM

My condolence for you and your family’s loss. This turned out as a great tribute to him.

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#6 posted 11-25-2012 02:12 AM

Very handsome urn, sorry to hear about your dad.


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#7 posted 11-25-2012 02:51 AM

Sad for loss. Nice tribute. I would think that it would be hard to build with that on your mind.

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

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#8 posted 11-25-2012 05:11 AM

That’s what life may be all all about is great memories! Nice job and sorry about the loss of your Dad. That’s a tough one…

-- Terry, Hamlin, NY,

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#9 posted 11-25-2012 03:34 PM

My father was a life long woodworker as was my grandfather. They both imparted both skill and wisdom to me as I’m sure your father did to you. Morn his passing but rejoice in his memory. My dad was some what an organized packrat and he stored things in coffee cans which I now call “Dad Cans”. I smile every time I’m looking for a bolt,nail,washer,or some other treasure. Some day I hope to move these along to my son.

-- Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman. The trick is to get them all together at the same time

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#10 posted 11-25-2012 07:34 PM

I’m sorry for your loss. You’ve done a wonderful job in remembering and honoring your father here.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 11-25-2012 09:33 PM

Thank you everyone

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#12 posted 11-25-2012 09:39 PM

Beautiful urn. I’m sure your dad would be proud. God bless.


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