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Funeral urn for my best friend.

“…Grieve not,
      Nor speak of me with tears,
       But laugh and talk of me
   as if I were beside you there.”
~ Isla Paschal Richardson

It was my privilege to build this urn for my friend, Ken “Tazz” Crofutt who went down on a bike he loved on May 30, 2015. Rest in peace, my brother.

Building the Urn:

The urn consists of a top end off of a 103ci Harley Davidson engine. The “jug” is inset into a hollowed out base machined from a solid 10″x3″ round billet of aluminum. The pictures below show the base being “faced” on a lathe and then one of the chip piles from the milling process in a Haas machining center. This project was a labor of love; thanks to all the folks at the DATC who helped make this project possible.

turning on a lathe     pile of chips