As our population ages with the baby boomers reaching "old age", more and more people have been talking about wood turned urns. There are wonderful vessels designed to hold the ashes of a loved one!
Once again, we can really design vessels with wonderful shapes, woods and embellishments to make this sacred resting ground!!
|Brass Threads for Urns|
By: John Keeton
In this article, John explains what it takes to make your own brass threaded parts for urns. If you're okay turning metal, you could make your own.
|Spalted Hackberry Pet Urn |
By: Mike Stafford
The death of a beloved pet is a great loss to those who loved the animal. Such was the case when my shop dog, a feisty Cairn terrier named Taffy died. Taffy spent many years with me in the shop serving as my advisor and guard dog keeping watch over me. During the summer she would lay on the deck outside the shop in the shade of overhanging trees. In the winter she would find a sunny spot on the concrete floor, usually in the biggest pile of chips in the shop and while away the day with me. Only when I stopped working would she move from her chosen rest area and join me on my bench to discuss design opportunities. She was a loyal watch dog and my biggest fan. She was always a good dog. After her passing it only seemed appropriate to turn an urn for her final resting place.
|Turning Burial Urns|
By: Dick Webber
In this project, Dick Webber, the creator of the Flutemaster tool shows us how to create a burial urn. He uses his Flutemaster tool to decorate the outside of the urn to really make it special.
|Cremation Urn: An Unusual Turning|
By: George Vondriska
In this photo tutorial, George shows us how he turned a cremation urn in the shape of a Shriner fez. It's a different design and shows you to apply some creativity to your turnings. George shows us each step of the process so that you can turn one too!
|Making a Cremation Urn|
By: Bill Grumbine
In this project, Bill shows how he turned a cremation urn for a friend of his family. They chose walnut, and Bill found a beautiful piece for the turning.
In this photo journal, Bill shows how he has the 19" long spindle mounted on the lathe and how he approaches the turning process. Due to the shape that the family chose, Bill needed to hollow the vessel from the bottom. This is a different and interesting way to approach the hollowing process. If you have any interest in how turning, this is a good project to review; it may open you eye's to a different way of doing things!
|Quick and Easy Threaded Inserts for Urns|
By: Brad Adams
In this project, Brad shows us how he uses ABS plastic threaded inserts on the urns that he turns. By using these plastic threaded pieces, he's able to have a firmly closed top to his urns. Brad's photo's make it easy to understand how to use these easy to find parts for this application!
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