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Pet urn for a cat

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My girlfriend's' cat died, so I thought it would be a good idea to make an urn. The cat was a smidgen over 2kg when she was well so I'm thinking after cremation I'll need a vessel that'll hold at least 4.4 cubic inches. Round up to 5. How big would that be? I've never made an urn before and I don't own any hollowing tools (yet) so all suggestions welcome.
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about half the size of a coffee cup.

why not wait until after the cremation and you
have the bag of ashes in your hands - then you will know for sure.

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there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks.
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I have the ashes of 3 of my past kitties. Two are in little metal tins, the third is in a small wooden box. All were supplied by the vets who cremated them. I can measure the box if you need dimensions.

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Thanks for the suggestions - the cat and the girlfriend are both in the Philippines so I'll need to get the capacity right before I pick up a gouge. @Maylar, did your kitties weigh about the same? I'm thinking about final required dimensions for something like a vase with a lid on it.
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Thanks for the suggestions - the cat and the girlfriend are both in the Philippines so I'll need to get the capacity right before I pick up a gouge. @Maylar, did your kitties weigh about the same? I'm thinking about final required dimensions for something like a vase with a lid on it.
All of my kitties were bigger than that. Jenny, the smallest was about 7 lbs and Toby was a fat cat at about 12 lbs. Their ashes all fit into small metal tins about 3 x 3 x 3 inches. I'll see if I can take a photo with a ruler for reference.

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