Has anyone ever run across plans for wooden burial urns, for cremated
remains. They can be purchased at funeral establishments, but I would
like to make one myself, spcifically a dual version, for the remains
of my mother and father. Any help will be appreciated.
Have a look at my site http://members.shaw.ca/mathewa/Turnings.htm at the
bottom are 3 urns I've sold to various funeral homes. The vary bottom urn
is what I buried my mom and dad in (one for each). Now for the more
un-palatable details... If your mother is small boned she will not even
fill half of a 200 cubic inch urn. My mom was about 5'4" and filled far
less than half the urn. My dad was 6'1" and faily large boned which filled
the urn to about 3/4. Each urn is suppose to be 200 cubic inches. So the
one I buried my parents in was aprox, 11 inches high and 8 inches in
diameter at its widest point tapering down to aprox 3 inches at the base.
Urns usually are accessed from the bottom. You should have a center steady
similar to this one
wise you'll have some serious problems keeping it attached to the lathe.
You will also have problems trying to reach over the tool rest with regular
wood turning tools. I used a home build stewart system - even then it was a
wrestling match when scraping out the bottom few inches of the urn.
Nice Stuff Matt. Where in Sidney are you (I used to live on Collinwood,
Resthaven, 2nd,Wain Rd and McTavish)? I actually recognized the location
where your chess set is before I figured out the Sidney thing.We're over
there all the time as my wife's parents live on Resthaven/Amelia.
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