Urn box for a dear friend

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Project by Jeff posted 05-15-2020 06:31 PM 711 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week my dearest friend died. We shared many activities, and experiences. He too enjoyed working wood. Ray’s family asked if I would make this for his remains. Emotionally this was my hardest project to complete in the shop, I even went to call him on the phone.
The box is Purple Heart, and White Oak (he liked oak, I don’t, it gives me splinters, and this did too). He also liked Formby’s Hand finish, topped with paste wax
Thanks for the cry.

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#1 posted 05-15-2020 10:08 PM

Beautiful work. Your friend would be very pleased, as will his family.

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#2 posted 05-15-2020 10:18 PM

Nicely done. What a great way to honor your friend.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#3 posted 05-16-2020 01:53 AM

My condolences for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to a dear friend.
Well done and he would love it.

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#4 posted 05-16-2020 04:12 AM

im so sorry for your loss as i have someone ive worked with for over 35 years that is dying from bone cancer and has very little time left.i hope i can honor him as well as you have.may your friend rest in peace,and peace to you as well,bless you both.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 05-16-2020 10:56 AM

very nice job on a very difficult task.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#6 posted 05-26-2020 12:37 PM

What beautiful work, your friend, would I’m sure love it. I think those pieces, although difficult to create, are also the ones we always remember.

-- Clarquist

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