Turning Archive 2005

Another urn *LINK* *PIC*

>Here's a piece I have been working on for the past month or so when I could find the time.
It's an urn for a friend who recently passed. It's a little small,but the ashes fit with a little left over to scatter.

The body is maple with a walnut top and bottom.
The inlace is diguising the seam. I cut the top off the block before hollowing the body, then hollowed the upper part, glued them together, finished turning the outside, and inlace the seam.

This certainly made it easeier to hollow then trying to go though the 1" hole for the whole job.
Is this cheating or practical?

From a design point of view, I think the top of the base could be more narrow by bring the bottom more to a point. I left the tenon in to give more glue surface for the base.

Comment welcome.

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