|Project by Blackie_||posted 08-20-2013 03:09 PM||1456 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
I never really gave into the importance of an URN viewing them as projects until I was requested to build one, it’s a whole different perspective as I got a first hand experience of just how important to detail and making sure it’s a fitting final resting place.
Pictured I was requested to build this URN for a couple that had lost their daughter at a young age of 23 to cancer early this year, a lot of heart, soul and passion went into building this box (URN) and it was an honor that they chose me, this was a huge challenge for me as it being my first URN along with the importance behind something of this caliber, It also includes my very first dado inlay for the cross along with a kerfed lid as all of my other lids were made by way of 45s (cope and stick) that’s the cabinet maker in me so the lid design was also a first and a learning experience. I have to give thanks to Big Al Boxguy for his help with the inlay and lid designs along with Andy and his help, I made this box in the image of his URN posted a long while back, only I made a few design changes to fit my purpose, the measurements that were given from the customer for the ash container were 9 1/2” x 5” x 7” so I added a 1/4” buffer on the width, Length and height just for this reason so it should fit inside of the insert, the insert is also removable and is the resting place for the tray to rest on so the down fall and design flaw would be if they had to remove the insert so that the container can fit then the tray would not have a place to rest, the reason for this design is because they want access to the container as they plan on spreading her ashes at various locations so I included the spoon for the purpose this was my idea to add the spoon. The spoon I made from a single 1” x 2” x 9” piece of Mahogany via the band saw and used a 1 3/8” forstner bit to drill the hole then molded it on the spindle sander. The box is made out of Bubinga, I used Maple for the corner splines, the cross, the tray along with the insert and the spoon I made from Mahogany. It was made so it would hold the container the ashes were stored in and also accessible as they want to spread her ashes and thus I made the spoon for this purpose.
The box measures 11 1/2” x 7” x 9” not including the bottom base, include 1/2” on all sides and height with base, I finished it with a single coat of tung oil, 3 coats of my own wipe poly mix 50 / 50 blend and a final wipe with paste wax.
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