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Forum topic by zazz posted 09-29-2009 01:46 PM 982 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zazz

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09-29-2009 01:46 PM

I have just started turning, over the past six months, and am trying to make a Urn. My question is where do i find the tops that screw into the Urn. And what tools are best used to hollow out the inside of the vessel

-- BOB ANTHONY


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#1 posted 09-29-2009 04:14 PM

i hate to be the one to tell you this but you have to make the top to match the urn, and to do so you need to learn thread chasing if you want it to screw on, it’s not hard it just take alot of practice. second to hollow the inside you need a hollow scraper like the one sorby makes, i use the kelton system to hollow all my forms. this to takes time to learn because unlike making a bowl when you shear cut the inside you cannot see the cutter head, its all done by feel. have fun, drop me a line if you need help.have fun and be safe.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#2 posted 10-01-2009 12:32 AM

Another option for the top is to make it fit tight then make a groove in the lid part that inserts into the bottom and get a large rubber O ring and fit that into the groove, you can then have an hermetically sealed container.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 10-01-2009 12:46 AM

What I have done was to make a tight fiting plug out of a contrasting wood, in this case walnut. and glued it in after it was filled.
See—
-http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/551731
I turned another one like this one out of the other piece of wood and two sisters divided up their mothers ashes.

-- Richard http://www.PictureTrail.com/gallery/view?username=thewizz

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#4 posted 10-01-2009 03:07 PM

Nice gallery, varied talents and very good work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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