|Project by JimChrisawn||posted 05-02-2016 04:06 AM||751 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I have a dear friend that wanted an urn for her dads cremains. We looked at a lot of different designs and she decided she wanted a segmented urn. I had never done a segmented turning before so I began educating myself on segmented turning. After a lot of research I found how to make a sled for cutting the segments, how to make a press for the glue up. We picked walnut and hard maple for the project and so it began. It was turned and sanded to 2000 grit and finished with Minwax Wipe-On Poly clear gloss. It took about 15 good coats on the exterior and 10 coats on the interior. The lid threads on via and inserted set of male/female brass threads. The urn holds 230+ cubic inches and his cremains left room for a couple small keepsake items to be included. Overall it was not a difficult project and opens a whole new set of options for turning. So if you’re thinking of doing some segmented turning dive in it’s really not that difficult, but it is time intensive.
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