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Forum topic by bonesbr549 posted 01-31-2018 08:01 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2018 08:01 PM

Hey, I’ve had a request from a wife of an old friend from years ago. He passed away from ALS last week. She had approached me about an urn for his ashes. She had seed the one I did with my cnc for my brother a while back, and I thought she wanted something similar.

He was an avid boater and spent all his time on the boat as he could. She asked me to make an urn but make it a wooden modeled boat similar to a picture of his boat.

I’m not really into model boat building but if someone on here would be interested to help her out i’d be happy to pass her along. She is in Maryland close to Annapolis.

Again it would hold his ashes. She’s a nice lady so I said I would seek if someone would be interested.

Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 01-31-2018 08:29 PM

a photo of his boat would start the creative juices to flowing in the right direction
of any interested parties. (plus decrease the amount of questions during her period of grief).
and my deepest condolences to you for loosing your friend.

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#2 posted 02-01-2018 12:41 AM

I have made a few model boats (not from kits; these were scaled down from real boat plans). But seeing a photo of his boat would be a must.

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 06:43 PM

Sorry, here is a picture of the boat.

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#4 posted 02-02-2018 07:27 PM

Would a box with a wood silhouette on top satisfy? Or even a box with just a picture afixed?

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#5 posted 02-02-2018 09:16 PM

I made an ashes box for a widow with a name inlaid into the lid. The image of a boat could also be inlaid into the top of a box/urn. I have never done it but I have inlaid many images like this aircraft.

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#6 posted 02-03-2018 09:35 PM

Thanks guys, and I suggested similar. I also since I do cnc, could use photo vcarve that I have a license for. But She has her heart set on a boat. She even texted me last evening sayin she maybe was thinking too big, and I said call me but she said she could not because she would just cry.

So I told her to hang on, I’m going to see what I can do. I also found a company on the internet that makes custom models, but may be out of her $$$.

I may end up tackeling. Just not a boat model guy, so know nothing about it.

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#7 posted 02-03-2018 09:46 PM

Bones – have you looked for similar models on the internet such as E-Bay, Amazon, Etsy, etc ?
not that you would ever find and exact model, but maybe something close.
knowing what make, model and year of his boat could put more eyes onto finding something similar . . . .
and the most important part of the equation would be just how flexible is she
on the size, model, color, etc. – - – - no sense in tossing up possibility if she has no flexibility.
and – what volume of ashes are you talking about….. a pint, quart, half gallon, etc.
it would be a shame to find almost the exact model and it is either too small or too big for her needs.

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#8 posted 02-03-2018 10:01 PM

i think we could do something but first thing is first you need to know how she is going to receive the ashes a lumber jock just did an blog about it but not sure who it was but i would think the first place to start would be the deck of the boat and heck it don’t have to float so we would have that on our side i would like to help her out if i could or you LOL :<))

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#9 posted 02-03-2018 11:38 PM



i think we could do something but first thing is first you need to know how she is going to receive the ashes a lumber jock just did an blog about it but not sure who it was but i would think the first place to start would be the deck of the boat and heck it don t have to float so we would have that on our side i would like to help her out if i could or you LOL :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Sadly I can get the measurements, as I know how the ashes are done. I did one for my brother and the bag comes from the mortuary, in a plastic square box. Inside the box is a plastic bag(20mil) and the remains are in there along with a metal tag that is tied to the body so they can tell who’s ashes are whose. That metal tag will not melt. So when I made my brothers, his bag slid out of the plastic box and I slid it into his and put the lid on it. So a model is going to have some size to it.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/268610

I’ll get the measurements and post them.

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#10 posted 02-04-2018 12:08 AM

Perhaps you could design it in layers that you could cut with the CNC and glue them up. Basically rings shaped like the hull of the boat and then a couple of layers for the deck and the lid closes the cockpit. You might even be able to make the base so that it looks like it is moving through water? Could actually be a pretty amazing tribute to an old friend.

Sorry for your lose, by the way.

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#11 posted 02-04-2018 01:52 AM

Whoops. I meant to say sorry for your loss.

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#12 posted 02-04-2018 06:16 PM

If I were doing it, I would use your CNC to carve a boat from a solid piece of wood and once complete, hollow it out for the ashes with a cover made to fit into the open deck area. Even without the CNC, it could be hand carved. Think Dutch wooden shoes!

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