Deep Hollow

By on May 25, 2012 in Crafted by Chris Harvan | 0 comments

Custom Pet Urn In Progress

By on May 21, 2012 in Crafted by Chris Harvan | 0 comments

Just seems like a nice vase at this point. More updates to come…

Not So Small Stick

By on May 16, 2012 in Crafted by Chris Harvan | 0 comments

Bigger lathe means bigger projects (although very concerned there are torque/power issues with this, my first, Grizzly product).  This cherry log was felled from my front yard about eight years ago (was in an awkward spot right on the foundation).  A single vertical crack in this piece may or may not be able to be successfully worked into the commission this is hopefully destined...

Recently Delivered Urn

By on May 16, 2012 in Crafted by Chris Harvan | 0 comments

The main piece of this commission opens from the front to reveal a felt lined compartment in the bottom for cremains.  The piece in the foreground fits over this area, concealing the ashes while providing storage for mementos and housing the smaller, mobile urn.  The jacket was worn by the deceased when he met his surviving spouse.  She intends to take the travel urn with her as she travels cross country in their convertible. (Pro photos taken and will be up on the Memento website...

The Squid, Custom Infant Urn

By on Jan 5, 2012 in Crafted by Chris Harvan | 0 comments

The only way I know how to make any sense of death is to make something beautiful to commemorate the life lost.

Squid and Ink Dry Run

By on Dec 19, 2011 in Crafted by Chris Harvan | 0 comments

Final sanding and finishing is all that remains.

Squid Ink and Tentacles

By on Dec 4, 2011 in Crafted by Chris Harvan | 0 comments

Started roughing out the tentacles on the squid and have the first phase of the walnut “ink”. The walnut is from the tree we took down to build the garage shop.

Turning Ink

By on Dec 3, 2011 in Crafted by Chris Harvan | 0 comments

So, yeah. This walnut wad is a little bigger than my lathe likes, but shooting chips that hit ceiling is always fun. This will be the bottom half of an urn for one of my closest friends. The top half is a squid. This part is intended to become the “ink” that projects the little guy to the heavens.