Cat Urn

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 04-09-2009 02:13 AM 1309 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to turn a burial urn that would hold the ashes of a cat. This is a piece of sliver maple that the customer gave me to turn. The urn is 7 inches tall overall and 4 1/2 inches in diameter. They requested a high gloss finish – this is sprayed with Master high gloss lacquer and then buffed out on the Beall wheel. The decorative ring and top is a piece of walnut left over from another project. The silver maple that they gave me didn’t have much character, but they supplied the wood and paid cash so who was I to argue.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 04-09-2009 02:30 AM

That is a very interesting project, I’m sure it means a lot to the folks that had it made.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#2 posted 04-09-2009 08:46 AM

Despite the lack of unusual grain, it’s a very nice piece. Somber, yet it has character. Quite utilitarian.

I’ve never thought of cremating my cats. The last one I buried I put him in a cardboard box filled with fresh catnip. He went to Cat Heaven, stoned.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 04-09-2009 02:12 PM

Great story MMH.

The turning is very graceful and a nice project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 04-09-2009 05:04 PM

Real nice urn well done

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