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Cremation Urn

comments (0) March 10th, 2014 in Reader's Gallery

CooperDBM CooperDBM, member
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This cremation urn is my first serious attempt at a mitred box or fine woodworking in general. It's maple and cherry with a Danish oil and wax finish. The vertical cherry connecting the mitre splines is inlaid. Most of the materials used once belonged to the person the urn was made for, who was also a woodworker. The remains are sealed in the bottom two-thirds while the open top allows for an accessible space for mementoes. The design was intended to give a sense of Japanese forms.

As an early effort for me there are numerous small flaws. Part of the satisfaction was correcting the flaws to a point where only I seem to notice them.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, cherry, maple, asian inspired


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