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I would like to make a wooden cremation urn and I have been to multiple sites with no information. If you have any information on this subject it would be greatly appreciated. I am really looking forward to attempting to build an urn and a video would really be helpful.
Thanks for the interest in making a cremation urn. I have a couple of
suggestions for you.
By "urn" I am thinking round. This makes me think of a woodturning
operation. Hope you have a lathe!
We carry two DVDs that could be very helpful to you. The first is
" by John Jordan. Excellent how-to video and is the
way that I learned to turn hollow urns with lids. Jordan is the
master in this regard.
The second DVD is by Richard Raffan and is titled "
In this DVD, Raffan demonstrates how to turn a hollow vessel (urn) in
this DVD. He is also a master woodturner and one of the best visual
teachers that I know.
We carry several books on vessel turning. These books tend to focus
on segmented turning - a process where pieces of wood are glued
together to form a finished piece with a complicated design. Think
Southwestern Native American pottery designs, for example.
Here are the titles:
If woodturning is not an option, I guess that a book on boxmaking
might be the answer. Let me know if this is the case and I can
Hope this helps.
Thanks and happy woodworking.
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