Funeral Urn

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Project by davegalesr posted 02-11-2011 11:06 AM 2622 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We may not like to think about it, but we all get to a point where someone has to deal with our demise. This urn was made for a good friend who passed recently. He loved the projects my son and I made and had requested a custom final resting place.

-- Dave Gale, Grover, NC

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#1 posted 02-11-2011 11:39 AM

This is real nice, you right we don’t like to think about it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-11-2011 11:57 AM

you should make some of these for peoples pets, i know a few people who lost their pets and were looking for something like this for them

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#3 posted 02-11-2011 02:27 PM

That is a very thoughtful act.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#4 posted 02-11-2011 03:02 PM

Very unusual project! Nicely done and very nice looking

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#5 posted 02-11-2011 03:34 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 02-11-2011 03:40 PM

A very thoughtful gift for a friend and a beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

I’ve thought seriously about making one for myself, although I’d hope it would collect a LOT of dust before it’s needed! Can’t think of a better tribute to all the pleasure woodworking has given me over the years.

-- Bob, Atlanta

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#7 posted 02-11-2011 04:42 PM

I like the idea to make a final resting place for a friend.
Beautiful work you have done.
I don’t mind my self to think of death, I have requested that I will be burned and spread in the ocean by the once I love (that love me). So even I would love to make me a wonderful artistic urn, then it will have no use. Perhaps a boat for me, with a open cargo room, so it will spread out slowly, or a hole in the hull so it will sink after a while… Hmmm, you see, I get inspired.
All my besty thoughts to your frind at reast.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 02-11-2011 06:03 PM

A beautiful urn . A most unique design and super build.

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#9 posted 02-11-2011 06:04 PM

What a wonderful tribute to your friend, as well as having the honor bestowed upon you to create this work.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 02-12-2011 06:30 AM

Great Lookin Urn Well Done

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 02-13-2011 01:59 AM

This is a great piece of work & although very sad if you gotta go a final resting place that includes such beautiful wood would be high on my list

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#12 posted 02-13-2011 05:39 PM

I am saddened by your loss of a good friend.

The box is a beautiful statement to that friendship.

I have to ask….
Is there a tin box inside? Does the lid secure permanently?

I love your ideas about spreading your ashes. My wife and I want to do the same thing.
We love the Smokie Mountains and go there every year to hike and go sight seeing.

We have a special place where we want to spread some of our ashes off the Appalachian trail. The rest will be permanently sealed in a tin box that fits in a drawer in the bottom of a “Memory” box that has pictures and maybe my watch. I don’t know for sure.

I’ve seen lots of great ideas on LJ. This is definately one of my favorites.

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#13 posted 03-03-2011 12:51 AM

I know what your saying. My mom requested I make urns for her and my father… I can’t even think of making them, but she is insistant. you know by chance any dimention rules or info on yes’s and no’s for building these. any pass on info would be appreciated

-- eat crap

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#14 posted 03-03-2011 03:14 AM

Michael: rule of thumb is one cubic inch per pound.
I made my motherinlaws and my fatherinlaws and am going to make mine and the wifes.

Dave: nice job looks very good.

My wife is to scatter my ashes between the 7-8 mile maker on I-77 Looking out across the valley. I advised her to make sure the wind is blowing away from the Interstate so I didn’t end up on the grill of a Freightliner in a truck wash in Charleston,WVa. (g)

-- Life is good.

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#15 posted 05-08-2012 07:54 AM

Really nice one….where you will keep it…. it is one of my best urns....

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