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Project by Saskatoon posted 02-02-2015 02:56 PM 2658 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hadn’t done any woodwork for a number of years but when my terminally ill mother-in-law asked me to build her burial urn, how could I refuse. I used pine because it was easy to work with and economical in case I screwed up!
I think it turned out OK but it was a tragic way to get the woodworking bug back.

-- Andrew, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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#1 posted 02-02-2015 03:55 PM

Beautiful work, sad circumstances.

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 04:11 PM

She knew who to ask to get the job done.
Very nice tribute. I’m sure she’s pleased

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#3 posted 02-02-2015 07:53 PM

Sorry for your loss. The work is beautiful. I like the poem on the page.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#4 posted 02-02-2015 09:36 PM

Beautiful piece of craftsmanship. How did you get the picture and the verse on the book?


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#5 posted 02-02-2015 10:49 PM

Hi Steve,
Thanks for the comment. I had a friend laser engrave the picture and verse on some veneer and I glued them on the curved surface

-- Andrew, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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#6 posted 02-03-2015 12:46 AM

That is outstanding! Very creative, too. Sorry for your loss.

-- Semper Fi

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#7 posted 02-03-2015 06:13 AM

Great project and beautiful idea on unfortune occasion.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-03-2015 06:30 AM

Truly a wonderful tribute to what appears to have been a very classy lady.

You did good on your return to woodworking. Would love to see more of your work under less sad circumstances.


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#9 posted 02-03-2015 01:14 PM

Well done! I’m sorry for you loss, but you did a very nice job.
What was the inspiration for the book design? Was your mom a librarian or book lover?
Please tell me more.

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#10 posted 02-04-2015 04:55 AM

I’m sorry for your loss – looks like your Mother-in-Law knew what to say to get your woodworking bug back though. The urn looks great and is a great tribute, thanks for posting…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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