Mom's Urn

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Project by lobro4 posted 04-09-2013 12:47 AM 1240 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was actually about a year ago that I constructed this urn for Mom. It was in January 2012 that we learned that only supportive therapy was all that was left. She continued on for what was really a great 15 months and then two weeks ago died due to complications that were rather abrupt in onset. I post this not looking for praise but to encourage my fellow woodworkers, that if they can, to take the opportunity to offer one last bit of yourself to a loved one or close friend with such a project.
The box and crucifix are all from genuine mahogany. The top is a captured panel and the bottom was then glued in place. Urn is roughly 13×15x7. The crucifix is not fixed to the box.
May you all be safe and loved as you head back to the shop.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 12:54 AM

Sorry for your loss, but am glad you shared your talent. Your Mother is proud.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 01:06 AM

Great job

-- Todd

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 01:24 AM

Wonderful job. It really is a woodworkers honor to make an urn for a loved one, or even a friend. Moms are the toughest IMO. My heart goes out to you & yours.

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

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 01:52 AM

Impressive. Not sure I could do that.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 04:05 PM

Im sorry for your loss, but Im sure many will find your post inspirational. Great job!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 01:21 AM

The love and tears definately show. I would have had a hard time getting through this project. I know your mom is very proud.

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

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