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I have been in my Man Cave making a variety of funeral urns - several of which I made micro urns (for loved ones to get a small amount of someone ashes). I have made these out of birdseye maple, tiger maple, Kentucky Coffee wood, walnut, curly cherry and mahogany. On all the finish was a wipe-on poly that I made with equal parts Zar polyurethane and mineral spirits that I apply with a paper blue shop towel cut in 1/4s then folded.
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I have been in my Man Cave making a variety of funeral urns - several of which I made micro urns (for loved ones to get a small amount of someone ashes). I have made these out of birdseye maple, tiger maple, Kentucky Coffee wood, walnut, curly cherry and mahogany. On all the finish was a wipe-on poly that I made with equal parts Zar polyurethane and mineral spirits that I apply with a paper blue shop towel cut in 1/4s then folded.
Malcolm if I could take lessons on wood working from anyone on this forum you would be among the top two or three. A question I have about using Ky. Coffee wood. Is that the box that looks to me like ash? I have not heard of that tree.

I am looking forward to more of your boxes.

Don in Murfreesboro,Tn.

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Don, Kentucky Coffee is a tree that grows in this area. The story goes that when white folks showed up in the 1700's they had no coffee so they roasted the seeds from these trees as a coffee substitute. It use to be the Kentucky state tree.

I have made 7-boxes for a lady that she will give to each of her grand children. I have the lids at the engraver having their names engraved. I'll post those photos in a few days. Each is made of different woods since each child is unique. Also got a request yesterday from an elderly lady for a mahogany box to put her Bible in. That will be a few days before I get a chance to make.

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Malcolm..... I'm in the design stage of an urn.....
Are your tops sealed, and the ashes put in
from the bottom ??
I like your design ....
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Very nice Malcolm
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The top is screwed on from the inside using pocket screws - which the funeral homes asked for. The ashes are in a heavy duty plastic bag. There are 4-screws in the bottom that you get to by flipping the urn over. I over-center the screws so it is easy to determine which screw goes into which hole.

I have urns in 16 states, Arlington National Cemetery and the Quantico Marine Base Cemetery.

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What are the dimensions if the large one ...??
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Malcolm has earned my respect (pun slightly intended). He does the best work that I'm aware of. He specializes in several types of woodworking and studies hard to continuously do the best work possible. I hope to be stored in one of his boxes one day!

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Nothing short of brilliant Malcolm.

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Excellent work on a delicate subject. Very well done.
I have some to build and I've been reluctant to journey down the path. Your work has moved me along. Thank you.

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