Segmented Urn

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Project by LumberJosh85 posted 09-27-2020 03:25 PM 514 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dog, Snoods, passed away in March from cancer. He was really something, and I miss him dearly.

I set out to create an urn for him. I saw pictures of segmented urns online that I loved, but had never really turned anything and didn’t even own a lathe. So I converted my shop smith into one and bought the components I didn’t have. I made a segment sled that worked perfectly. I also made a test piece out of pine first to make sure I knew what I was doing and if I liked the design. That mostly went well, but I changed the design a bit. The shop smith was not ideal and didn’t run true, so after this project, I ended up buying a dedicated lathe.

The urn turned out fantastic, and I believe Snoods would be happy with it. It was the hardest project I’ve every done both technically, but also emotionally. However, it was also the best project I’ve ever completed. I’m very proud of it.

Thank you for taking a look!


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#1 posted 09-27-2020 05:13 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, mostly smart and kind folks:)
Tough 1st project to post, Very well done.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 09-27-2020 05:36 PM

Sorry for your loss, I know how much losing a loyal pet can hurt. For a first turning and not even on a dedicated lathe you knocked it out of the park. Snoods would be proud.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#3 posted 09-28-2020 12:42 AM

What a beautiful way to honor Snoods. Great work! Now snoods will always be near you.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#4 posted 09-28-2020 01:38 AM

It look very nice. Sorry for your loss.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 09-28-2020 11:00 AM

Thank you all so much! It was a very difficult piece, and it took me a good deal of time just to post it here without blubbering. I very much appreciate the welcoming to the site. I think I will like it here.


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