Anyone made a cremation urn?

I've got a friend whose pet died and she wants to keep it in a cremation urn. Has anyone made one of these? What do you line the urn with? Would acrylic or something similar work and does it have to have an air tight seal?
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Hey Upscale, I made an oak urn for my friend's cat. It was from a solid block that I made continuous borings with a forstner bit. I rabbetted the lid to make a plug seal, nothing more. I coated in and out with several coats of polyurethane and gave it to her after the fumes dissapated. I don't know if the ashes needed to be stored in an airtight environment but I thought my gift was right on the mark. She was really pleased with the time and thoughts I put into the urn and I have heard no complaints. Marc

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On Wed, 1 Oct 2008 02:49:06 +0100, Upscale wrote

Ash is stuff left over when all reactions have finished, so it's pretty inert and needs no special treatment at all. other than for convenience and er, "security" - basically to stop you losing it up the hoover or having someone keep on using the container as an ashtray or something else unpredictable. Best solution for not losing it is seal it in resin and make jewellery or ornaments with it, but this may not be an appropriate aesthetic for everyone. I'd go for an urn with a tight or screw on lid - think about consequences of an accidental knock-over and proof the device against that.
Umm.. how about a flat box with a secondary bottom compartment for ashes and top bit for photos and memorabilia? Hard to knock over and functionality is a bit less funereal?
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For human remains, the crematory normally supplies a simple container that seals securely. Depending on where it will be placed, a decorative box or cylinder could be anything that the owner requires. The space for pictures is a nice touch.
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No, but the answer to the question " What's a Grecian urn?"... the answer is between 8 and 10 dollars per hour, depending on the restaurant they work in.
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From the same brilliant work of Romeo Floggville which also posed the question: How do you make a Venetian blind?
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Upscale wrote:

The pet's remains will most likely will already be in some type of sealed container and all that would be required would be to make an urn to hold the container provided by the crematory.
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We just had a dog pass away earlier this summer. The remains come in a plastic container which is sealed. I made a dog house to fit the plastic container. The container comes in a velvet like material bag and is perfect to make sure it does not rattle around.
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Assume 1" cube per pound of live body weight.
Now IM(L)E of turning, that's a pretty big urn you'll be needing. So when I've needed to do this, I've gone instead for a rectangular box made by cabinetry. Even then, the first couple I made surprised me by just how much space I wound up needing.
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