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Are you Concerned about whether to Cremate and wonder what does the bible say about Cremation?

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Wondering what does the bible say about cremation?  I admit I have been turning custom cremation vessels for many years now and I haven’t been solid on where the bible stands on cremation till now.  Seems a bit funny right?  This article covers all the verses that I came across regarding cremation and several of the leading concerns about cremation …

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Considering Cremation – What the Bible says about Cremation and the Cleansing of Impurity

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Are you considering cremation, let’s take a look at what the bible says about cremation.  I am a wood sculptor out of Raleigh, North Carolina doing work in urn artistry.  I have been turning custom cremation vessels for the many years now.  My first article delved into the Bible’s take on the keeping of ashes.  This article looks more in …

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What does the bible say about keeping ashes? Is it ok to keep the ashes of your loved ones in your home?

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Are you considering cremation and are wondering what does the bible say about keeping ashes?  I have been turning custom cremation vessels for many years now.  I thought it was time to get really clear on what the bible has to say about cremation. Specifically, what does the bible say about keeping ashes? Are you educating yourself on the logistics …

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Turning Spalted Maple and Working with Spalted Wood

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Spalted wood is one of my main turning materials, when considering wood with some figure.  I primarily turn sculptural vessels and cremation urns and proactively take steps to spalt a lot of the wood that I gather.  In my area spalted maple is most common and the most diverse spalting species.  That being said I spalt just about every species …

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How Big of an Urn do I need? 4 important thoughts

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Cremation urns definitely were not on my mind when I started woodworking.  However, once I learned the skills needed to make sealed hollow vessels the seeds were planted.  When considering the idea, I noticed many of the commercial cremation urns are not that attractive.  At least, I didn’t think so and I wanted to challenge that notion with some nicer …

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Danish Oil Finish – Top 3 Reasons to Mix Your Own

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If your familiar with Danish oil finish then scroll down to get to the tips.  Otherwise, keep reading for some basic information.  Looking for a list of all supplies discussed?  Click here to jump to the list of the Danish Oil mixing supplies. Danish Oil Finish… Whats that? A little background for those less familiar with Danish oil finish.  Danish …

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Catalog of Wood Sculpture – Hollow Forms

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What is a hollow form?  It is a form of wood sculpture, somewhat popular in woodturning.  Think of a wood vessel or pot.  They are made by turning a block of wood on a lathe, creating a form or shape and hollowing out the inside.  Some are segmented, which are lots of blocks of wood glued together to make a …