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    Pet Urn in Spalted Silver Maple

    I roughed the outside shape of this one a couple of years ago and then discovered I had no hollowing skills, so it sat in a box with the rest of the procrastination pieces (it's a BIG box). A few weeks ago my sister, who is deeply involved with animal rescue and always has a house full of critters, called and asked if I could make an urn for her beloved dog. I said I'd give it a shot but would do a practice piece first. This is the practice piece. It's 5.5" wide x 7" tall and will accommodate the ashes of up to a 65 pound animal. Threads courtesy of Lowe's plumbing section. Finish is 5 coats of waterlox, buffed and Ren waxed. Kinda looks like Bart Simpson. Thanks for looking. C&C welcome.

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    Well, if this is the practice piece then I can't wait to see the real one.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    That's a great piece, Ted. Looks like you got the joint between the lid and the urn perfect.
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    Very nice

    If I had any turning skills I would try one for my dogs ashes.
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    would someone show us how they do the thread thing in these,, that is one fine piece ted
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    Larry,
    The threads are created using a variety of threaded fittings available at Lowe's or other place with plumbing supplies. The key is to find something that has nice smooth functioning threads (some are tapered and only the first few threads will work well), offers some way to hold it in the lathe and has enough wall thickness to support creating a small flange for attachment. Here are the ones I played with (I used the middle one):
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    There are good tutorials on how to do this. I used this one for inspiration, but just use your imagination:
    http://www.woodturningonline.com/Tur...s_for_urns.pdf
    Last edited by Ted Calver; 07-06-2011 at 03:38 PM.

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    Ted, your link didn't work for me.

    Here is the link:

    http://www.woodturningonline.com/Tur...s_for_urns.pdf
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    Great piece and I like the NE top Ted.
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