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Project by Dave Dufour posted 12-29-2012 03:04 PM 1378 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is quite the story but, here is the short form.

A friend of mine was dying so he ask me to make an urn for him.
I felt bad for the guy so I said I would, I thought on it for bit and decided I would make him a real nice one.
So here it is, all solid maple with a cherry and walnut accent and a walnut top and bottom with a purple heart cross.
Got to say it was one of my most depressing works I ever did.
Don’t have any plans I just played it by ear.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 03:13 PM

You sure suceeded. That is a nice urn
Nice that as a friend he could ask you


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 04:27 PM

Great design, turned out very nice. I know what you mean about working on a project like this. It can be a bit depressing.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 04:57 PM

Beautiful Urn ,a very sad situation,but your workmanship and design had to be appreciated by your friend.Not many of us will be able to fill such a request. You honor your friend by creating this fine piece. .

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 05:58 PM

It is beautiful, and a nice tribute to a friend. Sorry to hear the news, couldn’t of been easy. I’m sure he is smiling down on this creation. God Bless

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-30-2012 12:46 AM

Very nice urn, I know how you feel

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#6 posted 12-31-2012 04:16 AM

Sad reason for a project but you should feel very uplifted that he asked you to complete such a momentous project. I hope he saw it before he passed. Fantastic job.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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