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11-06-2010 02:00 AM

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I want to make a wood urn for my daughters ashes. she died last week and thought it would be nice to make one rather than buy one. Could use a plan or other help.

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#1 posted 11-06-2010 02:37 AM

Hi Rikety,

I am very sorry for you loss.

I made an urn for my wife’s grandfather. I detail the process here. If you ask the mortuary they can give you the basic dimensions.


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#3 posted 11-06-2010 05:47 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss.
I made a urn, a little over a year ago, for a friend (see my projects). I made it to fit inside the vault that he had to use. If it is not going to be placed in a vault you can make it any size. If it is going to be placed in a vault, check with the cemetary.
This will not be a project that you will enjoy making, but I know you will put your best into it.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 07:53 AM

I’m so so sorry for your loss.

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#5 posted 11-06-2010 09:42 AM

I’m very sorry for yoru loss. It’s very hard to loose a child. The saying goes, we are not suppose to loose our children first.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 11-06-2010 10:28 AM

Sorry to hear that too. It is bad enough to loose parrents when you expect them to go. I can’t imagine loosing a child.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 07:15 PM

I recently made an urn and the problem I had was, during the construction process, I kept saying to myself that it is simply not good enough for the person. Well everyone else said it was a fitting gesture and my great aunt would of loved it. So I think any plan would do, just don’t get bogged down in thinking “it’s just not good enough”. Your skill and love will show through.

I don’t have a picture of it, but I did make an urn for my friend’s dog which I posted in Spirit Box for Coworker under my projects.

Sorry about your loss.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#8 posted 11-08-2010 08:45 AM

that’s really sad. i cant imagen how you feel. i wish you a lot of strength. i cant help you with the urn but my thoughts are with you.




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#9 posted 11-08-2010 09:19 AM

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. This is what I did for my mother-in-laws ashes. If you want to read more on what I did you can go to my projects.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 11-08-2010 01:39 PM

I’m very sorry to hear of your sad news. your family will be in my prayers.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#11 posted 11-08-2010 01:47 PM

Sorry for your loss. Know the feeling. Our prayers for you and the family.

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