In Memory of a Great Friend

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Project by Duff posted 08-30-2019 02:50 AM 1326 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2003 one of my best friends and partner in my tattoo/piercing shop passed away unexpectedly. With his passing I closed my shop and moved out of the area. He was cremated and little did I know his remains were kept in a stainless steel container he used at his tattoo booth. A little over a year ago his widow asked me if I would be willing to make a urn for his ashes and asked me what it would cost. Cost? Nothing was my reply. It took me a while to make this as it had to be very special. I finally came up with this urn and his widow received it the day before, what would have been his 72nd birthday. RIP Brother!
P.S. my apologies for the lousy background.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 08-30-2019 02:59 AM

You did a great thing making that urn for your friend Duff! It’s a find looking urn! Very nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 08-30-2019 03:04 AM

A beautiful tribute. May he rest in peace.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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#3 posted 08-30-2019 03:12 AM

Some pictures of his ink work would be nice.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 08-30-2019 02:32 PM

Great looking urn. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 08-30-2019 06:07 PM

Incredible Urn, More incredible backstory.

I believe there is a special place folks doing what are doing here go to when they pass. Possibly you will meet your friend there. It is my hope you do.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 08-30-2019 08:14 PM

Beautiful job, beautiful expression of your friendship!
Nothing to apologize for! I would my life to be a success to have a friend like you…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#7 posted 08-30-2019 11:12 PM

I’d like to thank you all for your kind words. This man and his wife saved me at the lowest point in my life. Without them I might not be here making this post. True friends are few and far between.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#8 posted 08-31-2019 01:33 AM

sentiment aside- beautiful project- choice of wood, construction and the plaque.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 08-31-2019 07:28 AM

Well Duff its good to hear from you under the circumstances

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 08-31-2019 09:44 AM

Great work….for sad occasion

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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