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Project by grizzman posted 08-25-2013 06:57 AM 1497 views 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a very dear friend who lives just down the street lost his life to cancer about a month or so ago, his dear wife asked me to make here a urn, so i sent about it, got my measurements and went to work i made it out of cherry and some highly figured walnut…she and her family really liked it, they will plane when it is that they will have A memorial for bob and bury his remains, his urn is made from wild cherry and walnut , and thank you for your thoughts. and comments…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 07:04 AM

Great work. Always a tough build.

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

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 07:35 AM

One of the toughest builds to do. I think it is an honor and the most gratifying way a wood worker can show a loved one or friend. Great job.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 08:39 AM

Another great piece of work Grizz. I like the natural look of the woods.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 09:27 AM

To echo Mike’s comment, this has a nice “down home” aura about it. It’s a wonderful tribute to your friend.

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

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 10:12 AM

It’s a beautiful way to honor your friend, Bob. I am sure his wife and his family are deeply touched by your efforts. It came out just beautiful.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 10:15 AM

Nice Grizzman

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 08-25-2013 10:47 AM

Nice job.

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

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#8 posted 08-25-2013 11:14 AM

Very nice grizz and my condolence to the lost friend, Mine that I had just posted here on LJ’s, the family picked it up Friday evening they loved it! they mentioned it was what they were looking for as their search on line and mortuary they just couldn’t find the right one, there’s nothing that can beat having one custom made.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 11:42 AM

What better resting place for a friend than a hand made urn… nice work, Grizz.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 11:53 AM

You designed a very fitting urn box that will be treasured for a long time.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#11 posted 08-25-2013 11:59 AM

That is a great tribute. Well done.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#12 posted 08-25-2013 12:32 PM

Very nice work on a difficult task.
The top is especially nice. I see either a setting or rising sun. Those strips on the lid look like quarter sawn sycamore to me.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 08-25-2013 12:44 PM

great build grizz

a fitting tribute for a good friend

it is good to see your work progress
and refine

listen to the wood
it always has a blessing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 08-25-2013 01:04 PM

Beautiful combination of woods. Ditto what Andy said about the top.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 08-25-2013 01:32 PM

Excellent work for a special friend. Great going for such a hard job to do.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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