I find myself building a casket for one of our pet birds that passed yesterday. The box itself is straight forward enough, but the stumbling block I had was how to close it. While an ash urn is usually closed from the bottom, a casket closes from the top. It took me some thinking, but I finally figured out that I need to hinge the lid and create a way to fasten it shut without going overboard. I’ll be creating my own hinges from wood blocks and a length of brass rod. The closure will be done via a single wood screw on the side.
I debated filming the process, but decided not to go there. I’m taking a few photos as I go which I’ll include when I post this as a project.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!