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Project by Bob Collins posted 11-17-2018 11:44 PM 1650 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box I made for a friends Fathers ashes. He loved travelling to Japan and the blossom, he also befriended
native magpies and fed a group of them that came to his yard daily. I used the Litchenberg burner for the tree
and then dabbed paint randomly to simulate the cherry blossom. The bird is a native magpie. The wood is pine
with some coats of poly. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 11-17-2018 11:48 PM

That is one beautiful box Bob, a credit to your craftsmanship and very honouring for your friends dad!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 11-18-2018 12:08 AM

Nice one Bob.
Those Aussie magpies are real characters. We stayed at a farm cottage outside of Fremantle about ten years ago. It came with a resident named “Mrs. Pie”.
Your friend’s father will rest peacefully surrounded by the things he loved. You’re a good man Bob.

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

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#3 posted 11-18-2018 12:44 AM

Snapin armpits Bob! You’ve out done yourself this time. Your friend has a good friend. Well done.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 11-18-2018 01:23 AM

WOW!!! That is so fitting to a good friends Dad.
Great work Bob. The blossom turned out real good.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 11-18-2018 01:55 AM

Very impressive Bob. Excellent job mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 11-18-2018 02:43 AM

It’s a beautiful box for memories to live on. Excellent work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 11-18-2018 09:15 AM

WOW, Bob. Just, WOW. The control of the burn is astounding. Altogether breathtaking. And also, WOW.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 11-18-2018 12:30 PM

Verrrrry nicely done, Bob!! Superb craftsmanship and artistry in wood.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#9 posted 11-18-2018 12:55 PM

Excellent job on that urn, Bob!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-18-2018 06:56 PM

Well done Bob, your friend has a great resting spot for his mate
cheers Bud

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 11-18-2018 08:27 PM

A beautiful urn

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#12 posted 11-18-2018 08:55 PM

love the tree best GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#13 posted 11-21-2018 01:51 AM


The Cherry Blossom is so real looking. I am amazed at how you did it!!! The Magpies look like they are about to strut about like they do in the backyard.

You are an Artist. Great Project Bob.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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