Sycamore Urn & #7

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Project by jaykaypur posted 08-25-2013 10:11 PM 1047 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my niece for some of her Dad’s ashes. The wood is sycamore and the miter spline’s are walnut. I made a little/teeny/tiny #7 out of walnut as he was a Mickey Mantle fanatic all his life. Was going to affix it to the front or top of the box but then just decided to put it in the box. The box measures 6L x 4W x 4H and is finished with 3 applications of Howards wax. She wanted a small box and I think this will be just fine. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 10:28 PM

Very nice job on a difficult project—great display of wood grain.

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 10:43 PM

I can’t think of any greater honor than to make the final resting place for a loved one.
Beautiful piece, Jay.

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 11:26 PM

Beautiful resting place for that special someone. Great choice of lumber.

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

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 11:33 PM

Very nice project, fitting tribute and resting place.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 11:50 PM

Jay; did you carve out the inside of the box? I like the way you used a piece of wood with the growth rings showing.

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#6 posted 08-26-2013 12:14 AM

Well my friend you have done something in my opinion that is one of the greatest gesture one can make .
To have the honor to be ask to make this final resting place and take the thought to include that special memento (#7 ) is so special .
Thanks for this post on a very private and touching matter .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 08-26-2013 12:22 AM

Beautiful wood. These are always very tough items to build. Very nice work.

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

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#8 posted 08-26-2013 12:23 AM

amagineer—-No carving. It is a band saw box. On pic #5, you can see where I came in at the back left on the box and sawed the middle out. The top and bottom, are just slices off of the piece.

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

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#9 posted 08-26-2013 01:09 AM

Very special. Very nice.

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#10 posted 08-26-2013 10:56 AM

love the box..especiallly the splines
you always score the home run
David will rest peacefully

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#11 posted 08-26-2013 01:58 PM

beautiful work and very thoughtful

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#12 posted 08-29-2013 02:38 PM

Wonderful box! Like the beautiful wood and the splines. It’s a great tribute to a loved one. I’m sure your niece loves it.

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