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Project by blockhead posted 02-19-2013 07:20 PM 1215 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this urn a couple of months ago for my neighbors’ friend, who had recently lost her mother. I made one for his wife who passed in 2011 and was honored that he liked it enough that he trusted me to do another for his friend.

Much like the first time, he said it could just be a simple box and didn’t need to be “fancy”. I didn’t want it too simple or plain but not over the top either. So, I made the body from cherry and dressed it up some with lacewood on the corners with purpleheart plugs and some polished nickel buttons leftover from another project. The top is purpleheart, maple and walnut framing a piece of figured cherry.

As always, I was pretty nervous before he gave it to her, especially given its purpose. As it turned out, she loved it and was very “moved”. I was so glad she liked it and also very relieved.

Thanks for taking the time to look and as always, any comments/critiques are welcomed.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 07:45 PM

Very nice…You used a really good selection and I know it will be long remembered…

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 07:59 PM

Nice Work Brad…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 08:22 PM

Looks great like all your projects Brad.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 08:24 PM

thats not a simple box,It is great.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 10:24 PM

A beautiful piece of wood working. Love what you did with that top.

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

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 10:26 PM

Very impressive! I like the finish and the color. Probably, the prettiest box I’ve ever seen.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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blockhead

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 11:08 PM

I appreciate the kind words LJ’s, thank you

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 01:17 AM

Nice Urn, Brad.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Andy

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#9 posted 02-20-2013 02:41 AM

Beautiful wood combo Brad.
The design is unique and your workmanship is outstanding as always.
This is such a nice gesture too.
Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Lenny

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#10 posted 02-20-2013 12:32 PM

Wonderful design elements combined with fine craftsmanship, results in a beautiful piece. Well done Brad!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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blockhead

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#11 posted 02-20-2013 02:36 PM

Thanks a lot guys

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Roger

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 02:36 PM

Yup, very nice urn Brad.

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

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blockhead

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 06:01 PM

Thank you, Roger

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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