In the Shop: Cremation Urns

Cremation Urn

Curly maple cremation urns with wedge accent keys.

I sell a few cremation urns each year – mostly by word-of-mouth and nearly always on short notice. (I keep a few in inventory.) Sometimes I get a request in advance of actual need. That sure works better for me!

I recently received a request from a couple for two urns. I was able to make both pieces from a single maple board. Note, like many woodworkers, when I’m shopping for lumber my eye is often drawn to highly figured pieces. It can pay off…

Check out my video with George on cremation casks: How to Make a Cremation Cask

Or here’s a cool article on a more interesting approach: Cremation Urn: An Unusual Turning

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10 Responses to “In the Shop: Cremation Urns”
  1. Robert

    i would like to know more about how to determine the size , and even a little more about the design used in the short video…

  2. Peter Bodoh

    I had to make a companion urn recently. My wife’s parents were killed in a fire just before Christmas. I learned a lot defining it. I didn’t know that there were so many rules for them.

  3. John Wooden

    I would like to make urns with a top that slide in ( sliding dovetails ) I have not found spring steel that won’t bend under pressure. Have any ideas?

    • Customer Service

      Hi, John. Sorry, I am not aware of a source for this either, but I’ll let you know if I come across anything that might work.

  4. Wayne

    Hello! I found this an interesting site to lwarn from. I love woodwork. My question is, as to becoming a member, are any of your movies captioned? Im hearing impaired.

    • Customer Service

      Hi, Wayne. Unfortunately, our videos are not closed captioned at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and have forwarded this suggestion on to the proper department.

  5. Richard

    Would have like to see the bottom view. How many cubic inch and are these sealed with screws on the bottom.These in the photo look commercially made and cold.