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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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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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What is Spalted Wood and How to Turn it

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What is spalted wood or what does spalted mean?  Not surprisingly most people (outside of woodworkers) have no idea what spalting is, even autocorrect doesn’t have a clue.  Spalting is a common woodworking term used to describe the colorations and patterning created by the growth of fungus in wood.  From “Spalted Wood” (Sara Robinson) “spalting is a process that occurs …

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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. Danish Oil Finish… Whats that? A little background for those less familiar with Danish oil finish.  Danish oil is a wood finish that is considered a wiping finish.  Meaning that the wood is saturated, let soak for a …

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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 …

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Cutting Wood Threads on a Lathe by Hand

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Several years ago I learn the process of cutting wood threads on a lathe.  This allows me to make sealed hollow vessels and is one of the quality features on my urns.  I make wood finials out of Blackwood and Persimmon to seal the urn vessel opening.  Sometimes the cutting of threads in wood is called thread chasing.  I do …