Ashes Casket

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Project by TobiasZA posted 08-01-2014 01:08 PM 2933 views 11 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been very quiet on LJS due to our elderly aunt passing away from cancer. This is the casket for her ashes. Made from quilted Madrone, Bubinga and Quilted Maple. Inlay from Harewood and Cypress, quadrant fans from Poplar and sand shaded.

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 08-01-2014 01:23 PM

Sorry to hear about your aunt, This box is very beautiful, The Marquetry is very well done and blends excellently with the rest of the box.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 01:33 PM

That’s a gorgeous urn Tobias, and a nice thing to do for your aunt. Sorry for your loss.

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 01:53 PM

Sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful box you made.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 08-01-2014 02:25 PM

Thanks very much for the condolences, guys. I truly appreciate your thoughts. Dennis, thank you for your comments, I was not quite sure if I had overdone it or not.


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#5 posted 08-01-2014 02:56 PM

Condolences, Sir, But the box is beautiful!
Excellent work..
All the best to your family at this time

-- David, Norwood Mass, [email protected]

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#6 posted 08-01-2014 02:58 PM

My condolences as well. I made a marquetry urn for my mother’s ashes and found the work a time filled with warm memories. I hope you had the same feelings of closeness when you built this one for your aunt.
I agree with Dennis that the marquetry is appropriate, perfect, and well done.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 08-01-2014 04:21 PM

Heartfelt thanks. It was definitely a somewhat reflective and cathartic experience. Thank you for the positive affirmation on the box.


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#8 posted 08-01-2014 07:54 PM

This is one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever seen.

It certainly communicates the love you have for your aunt, and is a worthy tribute.

God bless your family as you press on without her.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#9 posted 08-01-2014 08:51 PM

My condolences. You have crafted an outstanding tribute to your aunt. Your work is beautiful.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 08-01-2014 09:10 PM

Please accept my condolences for your loss. That is an absolutely gorgeous casket for your aunts ashes. Excellent craftsmanship!

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#11 posted 08-01-2014 09:57 PM

My condolences. Your box is beautiful. Your craftsmanship shows your love for your aunt. Great job on the marquetry, and choice of woods.

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#12 posted 08-01-2014 10:59 PM

I’m sorry for your loss. That is an incredibly beautiful resting place for her ashes.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 08-01-2014 11:43 PM

I can tell that your aunt was well love by the beautiful work you put into this urn. A wonderful resting place, sorry for your loss, thanks for posting…BC

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#14 posted 08-02-2014 12:22 AM

That is a gorgeous box! Sorry for your loss.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#15 posted 08-02-2014 01:17 AM

Condolence’s to your family. I have been looking for plans to build urns, may you possible share your work? Garver Brown Chetek WI

-- Garver Brown Chetek WI 54728

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