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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 06-08-2018 09:10 PM 816 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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06-08-2018 09:10 PM

Just finished this cremation urn. 21 rings, 255 pieces, 19+ inches tall, 8+ inches diameter. Volume is 160 Made from hard Maple and a variety of dark hardwoods. Off and on three weeks of waiting for the glue to dry and replacing rings that were miscalculated. The lid is a firm friction fit.

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#1 posted 06-09-2018 04:47 PM

Jack, that is a nicely done piece. You should post it in the Projects section.
It does make me wonder; what happens if it gets dipped over and is full of ashes? Is it intended to be glued shut?

-- Les B, Oregon

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Jack Lewis

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#2 posted 06-09-2018 06:16 PM

LesB; the lid is a firm friction fit and will probably only be seated once.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#3 posted 06-10-2018 01:48 AM

Nice work, very classy and elegant. Post it as a project.

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#4 posted 06-10-2018 02:26 AM

That’s beautiful. I don’t know how you have the patience for segmented turning. All the glue ups and calculations and repeated cuttings would drive me up the wall.

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#5 posted 06-10-2018 04:30 AM

Instead of taking the time to look for your old Chuck Plate, you had the time to make that good looking urn. Good job, Jack. I certainly do not have that kind of patience…...... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#6 posted 06-10-2018 01:05 PM

Jack, all of your turnings are truly a work of art !!
one question about this urn, as beautiful as it is, do you have
any reservations of it being “top heavy” and easily knocked over ?
I am thinking that a base the same diameter as the widest top part
attached to the bottom would be a good idea.
again, a true work of art and very, very well done.

Les: my cousin is a funeral director and also performs cremations.
he told me that at his funeral home, ashes are presented to the family
in a very heavy duty plastic bag that has been heat sealed. if the family
already has an urn, he requests to have it on hand during the cremation and
he will make the plastic bag fit the urn, as most are a different size in the internal space.
this is a good question to ask the funeral director if you have a friend or family member
that will be cremated or you are making a special urn for someone.
of course, there are those that want to touch the ashes now and then with their fingers.
that is when the ashes are loose in an urn or container that could spill if the container is mishandled.


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