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Segmented Urn

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Project by JimChrisawn posted 05-02-2016 04:06 AM 719 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- YouTube-Rock Springs Woodturner Always remember it's better to be seen than viewed!





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Vince

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#1 posted 05-02-2016 09:48 AM

Nice job, did you apply the finish on or off the lathe?

-- Vince

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JimChrisawn

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#2 posted 05-02-2016 01:10 PM



Nice job, did you apply the finish on or off the lathe?

- Vince


Thank you Vince, I applied the finish on the lathe. Worked very well.

-- YouTube-Rock Springs Woodturner Always remember it's better to be seen than viewed!

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#3 posted 05-02-2016 02:43 PM

Amazing for first segmented turning. what a great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-02-2016 02:58 PM

Looks very good. What did you use for the brass threads?

-- Julian

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JimChrisawn

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#5 posted 05-02-2016 03:36 PM



Looks very good. What did you use for the brass threads?

- Julian


I bought a two inch brass nipple and coupler. I cut about an 1/2” off each one, polished, and epoxied them into the base (female end coupler) male end on lid (pipe nipple) I didn’t get pictures of that part as the lady came by and was so excited to receive the urn and we put her dad’s cremains in with a couple little keepsakes and sealed it up.

-- YouTube-Rock Springs Woodturner Always remember it's better to be seen than viewed!

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majuvla

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#6 posted 05-02-2016 05:07 PM

Very beautiful shape and big walnut blocks. Finish is awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 05-02-2016 08:28 PM

Nice design, cool wood combo, and a beautiful finish.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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poospleasures

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#8 posted 05-02-2016 11:42 PM

Very nice turning with a wonderful finish.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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