Urn for Sister-in-laws ashes

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 205 days ago 666 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by my best bro-in-law to make an urn for his sisters ashes, which I considered to be a great honor, since I have known Tina for 2/3 of my life. They are of Greek ancestry and he wanted something to look like Greek architecture and kind of drew something out – and this is what I came up with. The owl is from the top of Tina’s cane and was my sisters’ idea, as Tina was a collector of Owls. In Greek mythology, an owl represents wisdom and she was one of the wisest women I’ve met.
An honor to put my name on this piece.

It is about 10×10x6 which is kind of large, but Tina wanted some of her dogs’ ashes (2 dogs) to be included.

Walnut and White Oak, Tung Oil under several coats of gloss Poly. Probably can’t see it, but I put some Walnut splines into the miters on the base, just for a little contrast.
Thanks for looking guys!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 205 days ago

Very nice and special item. Sorry for your loss.

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#2 posted 205 days ago

Sorry for your loss. Gr8 design, and built from the heart.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 205 days ago

Great job. These are always a tough build.

-- 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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#4 posted 205 days ago

A very meaningful build with nice touches to it. The owl is a great symbol of affection you all had for her. Sorry for the loss.

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

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