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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-31-2021 12:09 AM 855 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this urn for my good friends Dave and Val ( 2nd photo) for their dog Muffy. I decided to make it with a photo of the dog on the front and did the body of it in bandsaw box style. It was cut to 3” ID and 2” deep and I figured it has 16 cubic inches and the dog was 10#. The ashes fit fine.

I was going to transfer the photo on with water based poly but that failed badly on my test samples. I think that was due to the photos being ink jet and not a laser photos and the mesquite wood is very hard compared to some like pine. So, I put water-based poly on it, put the photo on good side out and let it dry. I trimmed the paper to the front panel and coated it with many coats of clear semi gloss enamel

The urn was finished with Danish oil and semi gloss enamel.

Cheers, Jim

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





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lew

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#1 posted 01-31-2021 12:14 AM

A fitting resting place for a family member. Nicely done, Jim.

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

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#2 posted 01-31-2021 12:23 AM

very nice jim im sure that helped easy the pain of losing a pet.ive got one coming up myself except for one of my best friends and coworker of over 35 years,that is gonna be a hard one to do.

-- 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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#3 posted 01-31-2021 01:51 AM

Great idea, bansaw box method.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 01-31-2021 03:27 AM

Touching urn Jim. Your friends looked very pleased. I tried that poly transfer myself and got the same results. There were much better ways.

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

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#5 posted 01-31-2021 03:40 AM

Would never have thought of doing one similar to a band saw box. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 01-31-2021 06:40 AM

You’re a good friend, nicely done.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 01-31-2021 09:31 AM

Nice work…again you help to preserve someone’s memory in the most beautiful way.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Eric

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#8 posted 01-31-2021 12:40 PM

Very nice Jim, great way to comfort your friends.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 02-01-2021 06:18 PM

Thank you for all the nice comments. They were very happy with it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 02-02-2021 12:18 AM

Dave and Val will love the Urn. Looks great. Nice with the Photo of Muffy on it.

Regards…...Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 02-02-2021 12:51 AM

Thanks, Cliff. I told them it was a gift but today they dropped off 2 steaks and a case of Molson beer!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 02-24-2021 11:49 PM

Very impressive.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 02-25-2021 04:46 AM

Thanks, Tony…..............Cheers, Jim

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

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