Cremation Urn

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-14-2021 06:25 PM 848 views 3 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an urn I made for my friend, Lee, for his wife who passed away just before Christmas ( not from the virus). It is made from mesquite that Lee helped harvest and take to the saw mill last year. the sides are 5/8” thick and 6” high and it has a calculated volume of 249 cubic inches.

The glue band for the top was left raw for sealing on the lid at a later date.
It is finished with semi gloss lacquer

The brass plaque was made by A-1 Engraving in Prescott ,Az. Here is a link to their business in case anyone needs an engraved plaque:

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 01-14-2021 06:32 PM

Beautiful work and tribute Jim.

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#2 posted 01-14-2021 06:33 PM

It’s just so beautiful! You honoured him so well!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-14-2021 06:41 PM

Very nice. Doing one for a friend’s wife also. What are the angles and how wide are the panels? I guess the angle is determined by it being 6 sided.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#4 posted 01-14-2021 06:55 PM

Very nice Jim! I just shipped one to my niece for her husband Tuesday. Mine was a hollowed out log but yours is what I will do next and using stave construction for those who want it turned. I now understand why lots of turners get 500$ for one. I just let my niece pay for the mesquite and shipping.
I really like the turquoise cross.

-- jstegall

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#5 posted 01-14-2021 06:59 PM

My condolences Jim. I had the honor of building one about 20 years ago for my best friend who was killed in a car accident and the cherry urn was very similar to this one. It was tear stained, one of those projects you never forget. A fitting tribute to your friend.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#6 posted 01-14-2021 07:02 PM

What a wonderful way to remember a loved one. Beautiful work, Jim.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 01-14-2021 07:05 PM

Very distinguished urn Jim. Better than the ones you buy. I like the turquoise cross. I’m sure your friend will appreciate it using the lumber he helped you with.

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

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#8 posted 01-14-2021 07:33 PM

very attractive – I’m in the design process for 2 of them

-- 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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#9 posted 01-14-2021 09:04 PM

Very nice Jim and so thoughtful.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 01-14-2021 09:39 PM

Jim, That really is a nice thing you did. Well done on the work.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 01-15-2021 01:52 AM

Nice work. Sad work, but nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 01-15-2021 02:12 AM

Love this, sad about what it is for but beautiful work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#13 posted 01-15-2021 02:38 AM

Very nice Jim. I can imagine that it was a very emotional project. You did it right!

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#14 posted 01-15-2021 02:41 AM

Beautifully done.

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#15 posted 01-15-2021 03:10 AM


-- Desert_Woodworker

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