A first time for me

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Project by recycle1943 posted 09-11-2017 04:49 PM 699 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A close friend ( 81yo) was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and it had already moved to vital organs. Already in assisted living she opted for no further treatments and is enjoying what time is left.
She had previously decided to be cremated and I made 2 urns for her to choose from. I only did this because she has enjoyed many of my creations in her abode. I haven’t presented either one yet as I am a total whimp in that area.
Here is one, it is cherry and I was lucky enough to have a sap wood edged board that wrapped 360 degrees and appears never ending. I hope the pictures show adequately.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#1 posted 09-11-2017 04:59 PM

A very kind gesture Dick, I’m sure she will appreciate the love you put in this project.If you can make yourself approach the subject with her perhaps her loved ones will also appreciate your kindness when the need arises.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#2 posted 09-11-2017 05:00 PM

You are a good friend to be so thoughtful and considerate. I too would be reluctant to present it to her, kind of saying the end is near, but you still want her to know what you did for her. That’s a tough one.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 09-11-2017 08:12 PM

God bless you for your kindness

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#4 posted 09-11-2017 11:12 PM

Very nice Dick. This is always a special feeling. Shows how much you really care.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 09-12-2017 04:49 PM

I’m sorry for your loss and it will be a beautiful memorial for her loved ones.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-13-2017 02:37 PM

Good job Dick. and goodon’ya for the work !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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