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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 05-23-2021 04:23 PM 981 views 0 times favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Father died unexpectedly from a fall April 14th of this year. Been tough for the family as can be expected. My Mother requested I make his Urn. Took awhile to sort through all his things and find items to put on this Urn in his memory. The pins are from various employers and Aircraft, US Navy pins and Search and Rescue pins. The coin was given to me by a Deputy from Spaulding County Georgia that had worked with my Father on some searches. I though it fitting it go on his Urn. Dog leash was his favorite so I included that as well. The golden recessed strip at the top of the Urn is for his 52 years of marriage to my Mother. Had a extra gear to a Toyota so I added that as this was only vehicle he had bought in past 35 years. Used some walnut he had given me, some cherry as he liked that wood and a piece of pressure treated lumber he had asked me to cut into circle for him but never used.

Bottom wrap is a handrail from old church pew. My Father was a very Godly man and as such this fits his nature and memory. Purple Heart accents as he loved to see that wood used in projects I had made over the years. Top of box is a piece of aircraft aluminum with stainless steel screws, his favorite.

Very difficult project for me to complete. The build was straightforward, it was memories that surfaced during this 40 day build that made it tough to stay on it for more than hour at a time.

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





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Desert_Woodworker

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#1 posted 05-23-2021 04:33 PM

+1 Job well done.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 05-23-2021 04:34 PM



+1 Job well done.

- Desert_Woodworker

Thanks, had alot of help on ideas and such from people here.

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

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LeeRoyMan

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#3 posted 05-23-2021 04:42 PM

Nice job gunny. I like how you built in all the memories.
I think your dad would be proud.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 05-23-2021 04:47 PM



Nice job gunny. I like how you built in all the memories.
I think your dad would be proud.

- LeeRoyMan

Thanks, he and my Grandfather gave a running critic during the entire build. ;)

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

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 05-23-2021 04:49 PM

What a lovely, lovely build and tribute. Adding some of you fathers material items to the Urn makes it that much more special.

-- 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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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 05-23-2021 04:51 PM



What a lovely, lovely build and tribute. Adding some of you fathers material items to the Urn makes it that much more special.

- recycle1943

Thanks, so far everyone in the family has commented on one of those items.

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

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MrWolfe

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#7 posted 05-23-2021 04:59 PM

So sorry for your family’s loss.
What a great tribute to your father and all the momentos you’ve incorporated into this urn make it truely unique and a labor of love.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 05-23-2021 05:00 PM



So sorry for your family s loss.
What a great tribute to your father and all the momentos you ve incorporated into this urn make it truely unique and a labor of love.

- MrWolfe

Thank you.

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

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Polishcannon

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#9 posted 05-23-2021 05:05 PM

Great job. Your Pops would be proud.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#10 posted 05-23-2021 05:08 PM



Great job. Your Pops would be proud.

- Polishcannon

Thanks!!

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

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Ivan

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#11 posted 05-23-2021 05:08 PM

Beautiful urn box and memory on him

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 05-23-2021 05:10 PM

Hi Gunny, sorry to hear the loss of your dad. You have my deepest sympathy. That is quite a nice tribute to him with all the related items included. I would have never thought of that. Nice work on it…...........Jim

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

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Peteybadboy

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#13 posted 05-23-2021 05:11 PM

So we’ll done. You should be proud. We’ll thought out and executed. I know how hard that project was to complete

-- Petey

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pottz

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#14 posted 05-23-2021 05:27 PM

i think you nailed it as far as including all the special awards and things that meant something to you and your dad,i dont know how it could be improved.a beautiful tribute to your dad gunny.after doing a few myself i know to well what you went through.peace to you and your family in this difficult time.

-- 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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Rich

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#15 posted 05-23-2021 05:52 PM

Looks awesome, Gunny!

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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