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Project by blockhead posted 423 days ago 1041 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 423 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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littlecope

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#2 posted 423 days ago

Nice Work Brad…

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

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stefang

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#3 posted 423 days ago

Looks great like all your projects Brad.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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wiswood2

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#4 posted 423 days ago

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 423 days ago

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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Surfside

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#6 posted 423 days ago

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 423 days ago

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 422 days ago

Nice Urn, Brad.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Andy

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#9 posted 422 days ago

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 422 days ago

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 422 days ago

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 419 days ago

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 419 days ago

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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