Sister-in-law's Urn

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Project by Planer63 posted 06-04-2013 07:35 AM 1221 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My family lost a wife, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend this month. I created a simple cherry wood dovetail box for her cremains. Finished completely with hand tools…some imperfections ;) but a therapeutic labour of love.

13”l x 9”d x 6”h
3/4” cherry

-- ~ Fulfilling a dream amidst the sanding and shavings ~

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 11:30 AM

A great representation of life. Well done sir, I’m sure your family was pleased

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 02:55 PM

Very nice. It always means more when someone takes the time to create. My father’s Military flag is in a case made by a neighbor.

-- Kurt K.

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 04:18 PM

Very sorry for your loss. Making something for her memory by hand is a great way to honor her.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 11:56 PM

Very nicely done! You hand cut dovetails are super. I need lots of practice. And, than thanks for the dimensions as I need them to construct my wife’s and mine. will or did the mortuary deliver the cremains in a sealed container which fit into the urn?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#5 posted 01-28-2014 03:21 AM

Handtooler – the cremains would have come in a small, sealed cardboard box but because I had the box completed, I took it directly to the mortuary for them to place the cremains in. Thanks for the kind words on my dovetail skills :) An on-going process indeed and I continue to practice too.

-- ~ Fulfilling a dream amidst the sanding and shavings ~

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#6 posted 01-28-2014 03:25 AM

Looks nice. Condolences

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#7 posted 07-04-2017 03:38 AM

Good looking urn. Nice dovetails. Sorry for your loss!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 07-05-2017 04:18 PM

This is a very nice urn.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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