An urn for a special lady (Mom)

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Project by SisQMark posted 08-12-2012 07:43 AM 2243 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a special request from my wife’s family. Mom passed away on August 8Th. My wife and her brothers & sisters bestowed upon me the honor of making their mothers final resting place (Urn). The challenge was I only had one day to complete it in, because the funeral home needed it on Friday to be ready for the services today the 11Th. This was a great honor for me to do for them. I spent 16 hours on it from start to finish. The main case is oak, with various hard wood accents. The top, the part with the picture, is canary wood with epoxy over the picture. I used rare earth magnets at each corner to secure the lid. It measures about 12”x 8”x8”. I also inlaid a brass cross in the corner. Everyone liked it real well & I feel proud to have done this for the family. This was my most important project that I have ever done as well as an honor they chose me for something so important. Rest in peace mom we love & miss you already. Thank you for looking.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 09:37 AM

Wow, magnificent job. Especially considering the time frame and the overwhelming mood of the situation. Impressive.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 11:21 AM

A true labor of love, thanks for sharing.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 11:27 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss. A very heartfelt project. Beautiful. May she rest in peace.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 11:40 AM

Beautiful job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 11:52 AM

Nice work…indeed, a great honor bestowed on you from your family. Sorry for your loss…Moms are very special!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 01:05 PM

Very nice

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 02:55 PM

You’ve done a wonderful job Mark.
To design and create this piece with all its details in such a short time frame is quite a feat.
My condolences to you, your wife and your family.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 03:07 PM

Very nice work a fitting tribute to a loved one.


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#9 posted 08-12-2012 06:31 PM

Talk about being put on the spot !
Sorry for your loss , but I bet she’s happy in her new home. Great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 08-12-2012 08:28 PM

Thank you all. It was a hard day yesterday but we all made it. What a great bunch of caring people here on LJ. Thanks for your comments. I’m very proud to be part of this community.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#11 posted 08-12-2012 11:29 PM

Amazing work and all in such a short time.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 08-12-2012 11:59 PM

Sorry for your loss. This will be a project you will never forget. Great job!

-- -Al, Jacksonville, FL

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#13 posted 08-13-2012 12:21 AM

Beautiful job! What an honor to do that for her.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#14 posted 08-13-2012 01:01 AM

Mark, I’m so sorry for your loss. You did a beautiful job on very short notice and I’ll bet you thought about her the entire 16 hours you were building it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 08-13-2012 01:02 AM

Beautiful job, Mark.
I know your mom was looking down upon you while you made this work of art.

-- Jimmy, Upstate NY in the summer, somewhere south in the winter (on the boat).

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