Cremation Urn An Unusual Turning
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Every once in a while, an unusual woodworking commission comes along.This recently happened to me when I was asked to turn a cremation urn in the shape of a Shriner fez.Here's the project.Hope you can get some ideas and tips for your own projects.
Material Selection.Since a fez is red and I'm not a big fan of staining wood if I can avoid it, I chose Honduras Mahogany for the turning.In addition to being the right color, it's an easy wood to turn.
I also knew I'd be able to get wide pieces.This was important, since I needed a 9″ x 9″ x 10″ blank.I was hoping to simply face glue pieces in order to get the size I needed, without having to edge glue them first.
I was able to send the mahogany through my surface sander and face glue five pieces to get the dimensions I needed.I chose walnut for the base, knowing that the richness of the walnut would really stand out against the mahogany.
Dimensions.While the mahogany was in clamps, I worked on final dimensions for the project.I had been told that the cremains would fit into a conventional fez,...