Cremation Urn

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 10-05-2013 11:11 PM 1369 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Created for a customer who is doing some long term planning. Oak burl, vinegar and steel wool for color. Finial is maple with copper and two patinas and the black is maple also with black dye and shoe polish. Yes it has PVC for threading.

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 12:20 AM

A beautiful creation Ron….as always your work is so good.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 10-06-2013 12:21 AM

Hey Dave thanks

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 10-06-2013 01:28 AM

Very beautiful work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-06-2013 01:37 AM

Ron, This another one of your projects that leaves me astonished. It is a beautiful tribute to someone’s life. A true memorial. Superbly done.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 03:55 AM

Gorgeous work, Ron.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#6 posted 10-06-2013 04:02 AM

You are a master applying the finish touch to your works of art. Damn beautiful Ron.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 10-06-2013 07:44 AM

Your Urn is beautiful, could explain the “vinegar and steel wool” technique.

-- Vince

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#8 posted 10-06-2013 08:18 AM

Very beautiful Ron.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 10-06-2013 12:22 PM

That Oak Burl is just so beautiful.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 10-06-2013 12:31 PM

Just like your other creations, amazing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 10-06-2013 12:53 PM

Vince. Add a pad of steel wool to a 1/2 gallon of vinegar and let the steel wool dissolve. Cherry, Oak and Walnut have a lot of tannins in them and the mixture will turn the wood black or sometimes a gun metal blue. In the case of this piece of burl it turned it to the blue color. I did sand it back some and took some of the color out. If you put it on a rough piece of wood where it can penetrate better it will turn coal black. Sounds like another blog.

-- Ron Campbell

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#12 posted 10-06-2013 02:56 PM

Great work….flawless finish! Beautiful piece!


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#13 posted 10-06-2013 07:44 PM

Very nice urn, Ron. Is he planning for him self or some one else??
it should be well received!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 10-07-2013 02:20 AM

Nice urn! Very creative. I have been studying these things and it seems so much more urgent the older I get. I intend to make my own coffin or urn, haven’t exactly decided yet. I’d rather plan ahead than end up in a standard box.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#15 posted 10-07-2013 12:19 PM

Sold Thanks for all the comments and looks. Only lasted 12 hours on Facebook and now I must retrieve it from the gallery

-- Ron Campbell

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