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Walnut Urn For A Truck Driving Man

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Project by BusterB posted 12-04-2019 11:36 AM 717 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Received a request to make a urn for my nephew. He was in his mid-30’s and loved driving a “big truck”, especially a certain brand of semi. Just so happened I was in the middle of making two presentation boxes for Christmas gifts and had laid out the walnut for a spare in case I screwed one of them up. So thankfully I had the materials pre-cut and didn’t have to start from scratch. Decided to go with box joints on this one. Little looking on line and was able to locate the emblem and have it shipped to me as well as the brass name plate. Routed a slight recess for the emblem to sit in and hope the factory adhesive is up to the task of holding it in place. Don’t see a bunch of them blown off on the interstate so thinking it will be good. The box is 15” L x 6 1/2” W x 6” H. When you deduct for the 3/4” thickness of the walnut and the 1/2” rabbited inset for the base you have just over 300 cubic inches of interior space. Just recently learned that urn size is based on the mass of the deceased so I am hoping there will be plenty of room for the cremains (he was a big lad).
The top was glued on and access is through the base which is attached with brass screws. Finished with medium walnut Danish oil. Will not have time to apply any polyurethane prior to the memorial service but will offer to do so after if his mom wants me to.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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americancanuck

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#1 posted 12-04-2019 01:12 PM

very very nice. and by the way you are bang on for the size

-- Retired and lovin it

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 12-04-2019 02:02 PM

A very nice Urn Buster. The emblem and brass name plate look really nice.

If you have time….I mostly spray on thin layers of Lacquer on most of my boxes for the reason it dries very fast. Sometime depending on the wood I’ll seal the wood with sanding sealer and that helps the lacquer to level out nicely without absorbing into the wood. Light coats of lacquer are better to keep it from running.

Anyway you did great on this Urn!
PS. Sorry for your loss.

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

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BusterB

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#3 posted 12-04-2019 02:03 PM

Canuck- thank you sir. I saw you made one for a nephew as well. It is awesome.

Tony- thank you sir. Will not get a chance to appy a protective overcoat prior to the memorial. But I like the spray lauquer idea. Can just tape off the emblem and remove the brass plate…nice idea. Gee I love knowing smart people…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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hoss12992

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#4 posted 12-04-2019 04:13 PM

That looks great and the emblem and brass plate are very nice touches. Great job buddy and I’m sorry for your loss

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Ivan

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#5 posted 12-04-2019 04:20 PM

Beautiful urn with sone very complex details and woodworking elements

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-04-2019 04:57 PM

Buster, you fulfilled the task well. It’s a great looking urn and the emblem is the perfect touch. I know when I made one for my brother recently I wanted to add something also like a emblem or something. It makes it look better and made me feel better too.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 12-04-2019 05:10 PM

sorry for your loss but you have made a might fine urn for him GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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BusterB

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#8 posted 12-04-2019 05:19 PM

Hoss- thank you my friend. His mom messaged me early and she likes it so it’s been approved…lol

Ivan- thank you sir. In different circumstances this would have been a fun build.

Dave- thank you buddy. Talked to his mom earlier and she told me he liked those trucks so much he had that emblem tattooed on his arm so guess I chose right. Wonder how I would look with a pizza and beer tattoo??? Lol

Gr8hunter- thank you Tony. I appreciate the thought sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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pottz

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#9 posted 12-04-2019 05:56 PM

thats a great way to honor him,a man who left the earth way too soon,i know his mother will greatly appreciate what who have done.my condolences for your great loss.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#10 posted 12-04-2019 06:05 PM

You wouldnt be the first to have pizza and beer themed ink BB!

Great build for a great cause, sad as it is.

Finger-box-joints = the second most attractive joint.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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BusterB

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#11 posted 12-04-2019 06:36 PM

Pottz- thank you Larry.

Wildwood- thank you Brian. If it can’t be an original, I ain’t interested… lol. Keep saying I need to practice cutting dovetails…just never seem to find the time or patience. Ahhh someday…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 12-04-2019 10:16 PM

Nice that you can do that for family. The emblem is cool.

-- Petey

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BusterB

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#13 posted 12-05-2019 01:16 AM

Petey- thank you sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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crowie

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#14 posted 12-07-2019 07:16 AM

That’s one beautiful box and obversely a class bloke driving a Peterbilt….

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 12-17-2019 06:49 PM

Beautiful urn. Buster, You did him proud!!

Jim

ps. the funeral director told me that they urn has to be on cubic inch per pound of the person.

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

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