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My Fathers Urn Box

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Project by pmelchman posted 04-23-2013 06:02 PM 1525 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was the toughest project I ever did….
I used oak because it is strong, proven, stable
walnut because it was my Fathers favorite wood to work with.
He has been an inspiration and a great role model. I wish I could be half the wood worker he was.
He never used drawings or picture, he might have jotted down some dimensions but he built everything in his mind.

Thanks Dad

Patrick

-- Patrick https://www.facebook.com/dragonflywoodworking





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BGW

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 06:20 PM

I am truly sorry for your loss. A beautiful piece that should serve as a nice remembrance to his legacy. God bless, my friend.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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hotbyte

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 06:42 PM

Oh my…I can’t imagine building a project such as that. It is beautiful. So sorry for your loss.

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 08:43 PM

Great project. I’m sure your Dad was smiling at your fine work

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 09:56 PM

Very nice work. It’s clear that your dad taught you some good woodworking skills. And every time in the future when you are working on a woodworking project you will feel the presence of your dad. I know, because I still do. And I’m 74.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 09:59 PM

Nice box.
Nice tribute

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 04-24-2013 12:02 AM

You did a fine job.

I, too, had the unfortunate task of making my father’s urn and I must agree – it’s the hardest project I think I will ever be tasked with. It was, however, also one of the finest things I’ve ever built.

Sorry for his loss. He would be proud that his son created his final resting place.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 04-24-2013 02:26 AM

I admire you for being able to do it. Your father gave you strength.

Beautiful job.

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

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tyvekboy

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#8 posted 04-24-2013 03:00 AM

Nice work. Sorry for your loss.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 04-24-2013 08:34 AM

Sorry for your loss! Great job and celebrating your father. I’m sure he smiling down, bragging thats my boy! Very Nice. What is the coin on the side?

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

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pmelchman

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#10 posted 04-24-2013 08:39 AM

the coin is a laser engraved dragonfly with the words Dragonfly Woodworking around the outer edge. Its how I sign my work

check it out on Facebook

Dragonfly Woodworking

best regards

patrick

-- Patrick https://www.facebook.com/dragonflywoodworking

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#11 posted 04-24-2013 04:49 PM

Im sorry for your loss. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Bark to Blade

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#12 posted 11-28-2013 08:52 PM

did one for my mom…therapeutic, but painful at the same time. Sorry for you loss…

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