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Thread: Walnut urn for a friend's father

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    Walnut urn for a friend's father

    File this under the "you can't always build what you want" file. A little busy for my taste but this is what the customer wanted. The urn is walnut the palm trees are maple and the cross is Ebony.

    A friend of mine did the scroll saw work on the palm trees. It started out as 1/8 inch maple but once mounted I was able to send it down flush with the face of the walnut. I deliberately left the sapwood because the customer wanted it to appear as though the palm trees were growing on an island.
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    What a nice tribute. Very very nice Rennie
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    VERY nice. The grain in the bottom piece looks like ocean lapping up in the sand. You did good.
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    I am sorry that piece had to be built, but man you did it justice! The sapwood, the palm trees, the cross, beautiful. If that is what they wanted, they had to be 110% happy with your creation. Great, great job Rennie.
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    What an eye for design! You are an artist, my friend, whether you want to accept that or not. And the craftsmanship goes without saying. Very nice.
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    Beautiful work all around, Rennie!
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    Rennie, what a wonderful tribute piece. You REALLY have an artistic eye. You created a memorial that will be passed down through generations.

    I sincerely hope that you feel wonderful for having done this.

    Enjoy,
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    The customer may always be right but, your use of the colors in that walnut deserve the prize. Great use of natural coloration.
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    Beautifully done, Rennie. You do consistently fine work.

    (By the way, I took the liberty of editing the title of the thread to fix a typo. I'm pretty sure it's a walnut urn, not a walnut turn.)
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