Urn for a friend

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Project by zombolina posted 07-03-2019 12:35 AM 705 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I lost a good friend this last January, and was both honored and grieved to be able to make his cremation urn. It took me quite a long time of starting, stopping, and changing design before it finally got finished. Emotionally, it was pretty hard to make. He was a sculptor, so I did a photo transfer on to a maple panel of his hand holding a tool. He liked weird antique boxes, so the other panels are a laser cut filigree rose pattern. All ribbon mahogany and a walnut base. It is pretty imperfect, but that’s what I kind of liked about it.

-- Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill

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#1 posted 07-03-2019 12:46 AM

Looks very nice, How did you work out the dimensions?
I should make one for myself before its too late.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 07-03-2019 01:30 AM

Imperfect …where ? Well done!

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#3 posted 07-03-2019 02:09 AM

Sorry about your friend. He would love this I’m sure. Its very personal and it is perfect.
Well done.

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#4 posted 07-03-2019 07:05 AM

Very nice Sally. I like it.
I think I know the emotions you went through while making this as I made one for my mother several years ago. It is kind of a sadness and a feeling of closeness at the same time. So sorry for your loss.

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

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#5 posted 07-03-2019 12:23 PM

Beautiful work for a sad reason. I’m sure it’s a great comfort to his family.

-- Ron Stewart

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#6 posted 07-03-2019 02:47 PM

Thanks all. Rob, about the size calculation. I went by this chart:

-- Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill

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#7 posted 07-04-2019 03:38 PM

Sorry for your loss. Beautiful work on your friends urn.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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