segmented cremation Urn

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Project by Michael1 posted 11-11-2011 05:46 AM 2803 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a new cremation Urn made from black walnut and poplar. dimensions are 6” diameter, and 10” tall. The rings are 12 segments each except for the lid which is 8 segments. The top lid is secured to the Urn which is attached with CA glue to prevent spills in the event the Urn is tipped over and the access is through a bottom plate that is rabbeted and screwed in place. Finish nitro lacquer.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 09:44 AM

The selection of wood colors compliment one another very well. I like the high gloss finishes like in the photo. Well done. Only thing to keep an eye on from my time at the lathe is keeping track of all them dam little piece and which ones goes where. It shows up in grain pattern orientation. Taking the time to do that rises your work from good to “Great” in my opinion and your piece quality increases too.

Look forward to seeing more pieces and getting onto my lathe too.

Thanks for posting.


-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#2 posted 11-11-2011 03:53 PM

Amazing work, great job on this.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#3 posted 11-11-2011 06:09 PM

Nice finish.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#4 posted 11-18-2011 08:27 PM

Great work.
I like the contrast between the walnut and poplar.
I am interested in using lacquer on some of my projects. What kind of spray rig do you use?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#5 posted 11-19-2011 04:08 AM

I use a “conventional” system. Air compressor and 1 quart cup gun. I set the regulator at about 45-50 psi so the sustained pressure is between 35 and 40 psi. this will vary based on the type of lacquer you use. Too much pressure will waiste material as it is atomized into the air, yet too low of pressure will result in an orange peel type finish. I know people who use HVLP systems successfully but I have never made the investment. I tried it about 15 years ago when HVLP was relatively new but was not impressed. However I am sure that the advancements in recent years and improvements probably warrent looking into this again. Just make sure you use an OSHA approved regulator and have propper ventilation as spraying lacquer is very hazerdous to your lungs and the flash point and fire risk of lacquer is similar to spraying gasoline. Lacquer explosions have been known to completly destroy a shop and kill the operator if precautions are not made.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 01:38 AM

Good job…. I’d like to ask a question if I may, is there a size I should aim for for an adult male ? I have been asked to make one but can not find much info,..... It would be devastating to make it to small and to large would limit where the loved ones can place it ….. Any help would be appreciated
Thank you Steve

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#7 posted 02-14-2016 01:20 AM

you can figure one sq. inch per one pound of the person. Ollie

-- Ollie

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