Cherry and Maple urns.

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Project by Keith Shipp posted 06-17-2013 09:32 PM 1040 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by my Mother-In-Law if I would make her and my Father-In-Law a pair of urns since they decided to be cremated. I said I would if she promised to not use them too soon. Here is the result. The case is 1/4 Maple over 1/2 in birch ply. The top is solid curly cherry as is the top and bottom moldings. The case is glued and braced inside on all sides with a silicone sealed gasket for the access cover on the bottom. Since she said anything I make would be fine I think she will like these.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 12:46 AM

Great looking boxes, my mother-in-law ask me about making her urn. Not sure how to tell her once she goes in the box, she can’t come to our house any more. I just don’t think I want it back in the house again. Kind of like a dirty tissue.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 02:47 PM

They’re beautiful, well made and has pretty grains and finish. A great tribute to the parents. Great job!

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 03:06 PM

These are really beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 06-23-2013 02:40 AM

@ Dan, They are actually going to have these buried in a shared plot. I did tell mom that they are sealed and braced inside and a silicone gasket with a 16 screw access cover to fill the ashes. Once I put her in she’s not getting back out. I Guarantee. She laughed out loud.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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