Funerary Urn

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Funerary Urn

Postby gordread » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:03 pm

I don't post here often, because my stuff doesn't compare to most of what everyone else posts, but I was particularly proud of how this project turned out.

A good friend of mine approached me last week to build an urn for her recently deceased mother (cancer sucks). It was a short-turn around project. I spent about 20 hours in the shop this weekend getting it done.

The carving and lettering is done with Aspire, the rest using good old fashion jigs and tools. This was my first go at dovetails, they worked out pretty well, even though I didn't use Aspire for them. (not enough room at the end of my CNC to carve the boards on end).

Gordon
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Three coats of clear acrylic spray. Not my favourite, but all I had time for.
One Piece.jpg
Here is the Urn fitted together, before I applied the finish.
Two Pieces.jpg
Both pieces separate, again, before I applied the finish.
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby Mike-S » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:51 pm

That's a nice design and came out well. What woods did you use?
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby ChrisInEstes » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:05 pm

The circumstances suck, but your work looks really nice.

Thanks for posting,
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby zeeway » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:05 pm

The reward of doing something meaningful for a friend is priceless. I think you earned that reward with your work. Good job.

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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby gordread » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:32 pm

Thank you everyone.

The white wood is Maple (I really like working with Maple), and the brown wood is Walnut. The flowers are carved out of some kind of redish brown wood I had lying around, I don't know what it was.

They picked up the Urn last night, and were very glad of it. Sometimes friendly appreciation is better than dollars. :)

Gordon
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby joeporter » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:06 pm

Beautiful work......joe
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby GaryR6 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:45 pm

I agree, great work for all the right reasons and indeed priceless.
Good show.
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby galerdude » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:13 am

Very nicely done!

gordread wrote:.......... Sometimes friendly appreciation is better than dollars. :)

Gordon

It's always that way in my neck of the woods :wink:
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby Heime » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:04 am

Truly lovely Gordon and a great first attempt at the dreaded dovetails.
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby gordread » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:32 pm

Heime wrote:Truly lovely Gordon and a great first attempt at the dreaded dovetails.


Thank you. I've had the Lee Valley, 'economy' dove tail jig for over a year, sitting there.... staring at me.... finally I managed to wrestle it into submission and make it mine. :lol:
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby garylmast » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:31 pm

Beautiful work, nice job.
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Re: Funerary Urn

Postby bolingerbe » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:01 pm

Very nice work.
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