sadly a few weeks ago i lost my best friend and co worker of over 38 years to bone cancer and was asked by his widow to make his urn,not something i look forward too but something i just could never say no too.i had also made the urn for his daughter which was much simpler than this one but because she intends to keep the ashes,at least for now i wanted something that looked nice.he enjoyed hunting and fishing so the handle is deer antler and the emblem is a fishing fly.the main body is made of 1/2"baltic birch veneered with waterfall bubinga.the base and bottom of the lid are solid bubinga,top is maple burl.the trim work is cocobolo.emblem is birch.rubber feet on the bottom.finish is arm r seal.size is 6"x6"x14" tall.200 cubic inch inside.i hope this is my last urn.it was a very sad project but one im proud to have done.
here are a few build pic's. veneering the body panels. the emblem was routed out with my dremel tool. the design was taken from his belt buckle.
working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.