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Sycamore Urn & #7

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Project by jaykaypur posted 371 days ago 782 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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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 371 days ago

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

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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lew

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#2 posted 371 days ago

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

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 371 days ago

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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cajunpen

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#4 posted 371 days ago

Very nice project, fitting tribute and resting place.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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amagineer

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#5 posted 371 days ago

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.
-don

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

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kiefer

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#6 posted 371 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 371 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 371 days ago

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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Roger

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#9 posted 371 days ago

Very special. Very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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koog

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#10 posted 371 days ago

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

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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bowtie

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#11 posted 371 days ago

beautiful work and very thoughtful

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 368 days ago

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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