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09-27-2015 01:57 PM

Received a call yesterday that a friend from our church had passed away. I was asked if I could make an urn for her ashes. I accepted and set out to work. the bottom and top are sapele recessed on the faceplate. the body section is four pieces of 2” thick cherry glued together hollow and finished on the lathe inside and outside. Outside is 8 1/2”” OD the walls are 1/2” thick. It is 8” deep. the columns are fumed eucalyptus.

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 02:13 PM

That’s definitely a different take on urns. I like it. Good job, REO…. What are you going to use at the top and bottom to seal off those square holes?............. Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 04:19 PM

Somewhat Romanesque and roomy, interesting and well done.


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#3 posted 09-27-2015 07:01 PM

Very nice. Too bad it came about under those circumstances.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 07:15 PM

Unique design really did an outstanding job REO!

Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 09-27-2015 07:24 PM

Very good design and execution… COOL!

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#6 posted 09-27-2015 08:13 PM

I really like it a lot. I never seen one like that before and glad you posted it.

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#7 posted 09-27-2015 09:13 PM

That’s a very nice design and they should be very pleased with it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 09-29-2015 02:46 AM

That’s great work, cool design! Just as a little note, in the future something like this should be posted in the “projects” section.

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#9 posted 09-29-2015 11:57 AM

I posted in the turning section because that is what it is. I expect people looking here might be interested in the project. Not as interested in the “that’s great” comments although I thank each one for the encouragement because it comes from those who are aware of what is involved. I took it as a possibility for people who may not have known because they were new to turning to find out How or what if they wished.
Ill post a completed picture here and additionally in the projects section.

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#10 posted 10-03-2015 01:18 PM

here is the urn as delivered

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#11 posted 10-03-2015 02:13 PM

Jerry the top… I cut an insert of plywood to rest in the square recess and used a piece of veneer over the top glued in place with stay put aerosol adhesive. the edges were hidden when I eased the edges with a roundover bit.

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#12 posted 10-04-2015 01:38 PM

Reo, it was nice looking in the top photo, but the last showing the finished urn is even better looking. Outstanding workmanship. The round over edges nailed it. .............. Jerry (in Tucson)

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