Football Urn/Memorial

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 10-13-2021 03:18 PM 415 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a recent commission for a footbal urn. This is a segmented walnut lidded vessel fashioned after an official NFL sized football (at least my best attempt at it). This piece provided a number of challenges which makes it my favorite kind of commision (one that challenges). There are around 250 piecesin this urn. The laces are deerskin leather and they are tucked into shallow holes with a scratch awl and secured with CA glue. The threads are from modified PVC cleanout fittings and allow for a smooth threading feature. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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#1 posted 10-13-2021 03:59 PM

WOW! That is awesome… very unique. Job well done

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 10-13-2021 04:38 PM

Extremely well done, Bravo. I bet the family loved that.

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#3 posted 10-13-2021 05:42 PM

Nice job – looks like a challenging build.

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#4 posted 10-13-2021 09:05 PM

Wow is right! Very cool!

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#5 posted 10-13-2021 09:26 PM

Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 10-13-2021 09:52 PM

That is awesome!

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#7 posted 10-14-2021 12:35 PM

Beautiful. Cleaver idea using the PVC fitting for the threaded lid. It looks like you got a flawless fit too.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#8 posted 10-14-2021 02:18 PM

Amazing work. I’ve never seen anything like that.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#9 posted 10-14-2021 02:35 PM

Wow, great work on this….

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#10 posted 10-17-2021 03:13 AM


-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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#11 posted 10-19-2021 04:19 AM

Great job – this one certainly looks like it took some patience, well done.

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