Funeral Urn

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Project by SkypilotBill posted 02-24-2018 09:02 PM 783 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long while since I posted anything but this project was done with a lot of care and consideration and frankly took months to properly finish. At the request of my neighbor I was asked to build a funeral urn for her husband. He was a good friend and fellow woodworker who lost a long term battle with cancer. The box is black walnut with splines of curly maple. Finished with multiple coats of lacquer and buffed. I have ordered a brass placque to be attached with his name engraved on it for the top.Lower compartment is for the ashes while a shelf completes an upper compartment for personal momentos. This is the first of these I have ever done. Thanks for looking.

-- Bill Holwig , Livonia Michigan

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#1 posted 02-25-2018 12:42 AM

That is a good thing you have done, in all senses.

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#2 posted 02-25-2018 02:46 AM

Great work on what I know is a very hard project.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 02-25-2018 03:03 AM

Bill, nice work. I like the added board on the top and the ogee sides. Of course I am a corner spline fan and the design of having storage underneath and mementos above works for a lot of people. On some urns I have made I also frame a happy picture on the inside of the lid. Obviously you really worked on the finish. Looks great. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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