3" Opening, Short Lid Plug, Solid Brass Threaded Ring Insert

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Short Lid Plug version of the Solid Brass Threaded Insert

Over a couple years ago I searched for threaded inserts for our cremation urns and could not find any, so I started creating my own. Brass seemed to impart the respect needed for urns. Now I can offer them for other wood workers who need the inserts for jars, urns, or bowls. So far, turners who have seen these, have been very positive about how they came out and work.

This version is only threads (no cone shape) and mounts to the male end of the plug. This is referred to as the Short Lid Plug.

Either version performs the same function. The variation in plug shape allows for different applications as needed.

There is a lot of material removal and clean up done in order to create these threaded ring inserts. I try to remove most sharp edges, but as with any threaded metal object, there will still be sharp edges that you must be careful of when handling.

The threaded inserts are made from brass plumbing parts. I have developed several steps and made jigs to create the two basic types of inserts. The rough sand casting areas are cleaned up as best I can on the lathe while keeping as much material in place for strength. The height and roundness is trued up on the lathe with carbide metal working cutters. Burrs are removed with a wire wheel on the grinder. Then the piece is remounted on the lathe and the final exposed areas are sanded using several grits, to 400, leaving a brushed finished. If we discuss your needs before purchasing or before ordering another set, I might be able to remove more height, reduce the diameter of a flange, or sand to a higher grit – just let me know.

The insert set is made up of two solid brass rings (one threaded male and one threaded female) along with a gasket. No wooden parts are included. The insert opening is 3 inches which has been appreciated by funeral directors for this allows the cremains to remain in the bag, undisturbed. Let us know if you have questions or would like to discuss.

Some photos are available for you to see the threaded brass inserts being used in Beads of Courage boxes, urns and vessels on our Facebook shop site. https://www.facebook.com/pg/fromwalnuttoantlers/photos/

Thank you very much for looking.


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Reviews (2)


Great product and fast shipping. Will absolutely be back for more.

The maker is an exceptional person with which to do business. The items were finished in a very professional manner with edges broken of sharp corners. The male and female ring is smooth as it threads together. The order was filled and shipped very promptly. I have ordered three times from Brantley and will order again. Personal for "B": Call me about another order!

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