I thought that I would show you one of my latest creations. Pictured here is a keepsake urn that I just finished up for someone who has been part of our family for at least the last 10 years. Pauline lost her battle with cancer on February 22nd, 2012. Pauline was my brothers girlfriend, although if you are over 25 years old are you still referred to as a girlfriend? Maybe lady friend would be a better term to use. Anyways, as any who knows me would tell you, I love to add color to most things that I turn. However Pauline was a very quite person and never wanted the attention focused on her. So with that in mind I decided to let the wood speak for itself and chose not to add color. The wood that I used for the body of the urn was Ash Burl and it has a lot of outstanding figure to it. One of the nice things about this particular piece of wood is the closer that you get to it the more the figure reveals itself to you. The finial was turned out of Walnut and the color of the Walnut offsets the color of the Ash Burl very nicely and helps to highlight the burl figure. The overall size of the keepsake urn is approximately 4 3/4″ wide by 6″ tall. The body itself is 4 3/4″ wide by 3 1/2″ tall. Both pieces were finished with a spray semi-gloss lacquer.
May you rest in peace Pauline.