Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cedar Hill, MO.
Thanks for all the comments,
Bill, i didn't notice the eye looking back at me till i review my pictures and thought the same thing.
Paul, your right i did use a 1 1/2" sink drain and plug.(send me a email from my website below if you would like to attend our next meeting, also David Ellsworth Demonstration - March 20, 2010 -- Kirkwood MO)
Opa Gray, first off I'm sorry to hear of the lost of your lab, as they are a big part of our families.
yes it is out of one piece wood, the way i try to stop form checking, make sure you turn to a even wall thickest between 1/4" to 1/8" if the wood is real green you might even have to wipe it down with a damp rag as you go though the hollowing stages. also if i leave it on the lathe any period of time, i slide a plastic bag over it to keep the moisture in the wood till finished. once i part it off i place it in a paper bag with the shavings, fold down the bag and place it in and evenly cool area for a few days, then remove it from that bag place it in a another paper bag without shavings for 2 weeks or so to slow down the drying time.
To keep it from spilling out the ashes, i use plastic 1 1/2" sink drain and plug on my larger urns. they can then be just screwed tight or glued in place. on the urn in this thread i will inlay the pets picture on top of the cherry plug so once the finial cap is raised you will be able to see their pet. please feel free to contact me by email if you have any more questions. hope this helps.
George, I'm sorry to hear about your pet, I know its very hard to do. yes i do sell my urns please send me a email from my website below.
"Just because your not bleeding, don't mean your turning safely"..