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Forum topic by RowdyRedRaider posted 12-19-2016 01:57 PM 579 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2016 01:57 PM

My Dad was a big Zebra wood fan. He loved wood boxes. I am trying to find an urn for his ashes. Evey time I look for the perfect box / urn I find this site. Just checking to see if anyone could recommend a site or person to build a zebra wood urn for me?



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#1 posted 12-20-2016 02:18 AM

Sorry for your loss, Rowdy. It might mean more to you if you made it, rather than have someone do it for you. You can find the zebra wood easily.

I recently made an ashes “urn” for a friend and made it a cube instead of a turned shape since I don’t turn. I used padauk, walnut, and Osage orange and made a really tight fit on the lid. I cut the lid away from the box with a fine Forrest blade and then lined the box with walnut, letting the maple lining stand about 1/4 in proud of the top of the box. By sneaking up on the maple miters, I was able to get a really tight fit. It would easily allow the top to be glued on if one wanted it permanent.

The four sides were one board after gluing in the slats of Osage orange and padauk. I batch cut the four sides on my crosscut sled. The top and bottom were inset in a grooves. I cut the sides so that the grain would be vertical and make the glue joints edge grain. I like the way the stripes are vertical.

-- Dale

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#2 posted 12-21-2016 05:58 AM

Thanks Dale. I agree I would love to make it but I haven’t worked with wood since 7th grade wood working. Do you have any directions to make the urn like the one you have pictured?

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#3 posted 12-21-2016 07:10 AM

I made an urn for a friend and really they are just a box. I was told that ashes today are provided in a plastic bag and you put bag and all into the urn. The one I made opens from the bottom only.

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-- Rick M,

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