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Project by Combo Prof posted 05-13-2017 02:28 AM 1075 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to make a simple cheap pine casket for a Funeral home. I cannot buy select pine locally so I had to make do with common pine. This makes all sorts of problems. But the Stanley No. 79 Side Rabbet Plane came to the rescue when fitting tongue groove joints in long somewhat warped boards, the 3 inch throw brace for chamfering holes in tight space, when they were forgotten to be done ahead of time and the MF 10 for smoothing out some rough spots and end grain and other fittings. Other then thats its easy. I don’t know why it took me 16 hours, it should have been no more then 8. I guess its the prototype. My apologies to Allen for not including splines in this box. I’ll get paid enough to buy a couple of carving gouges. What more can I ask.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 05-13-2017 02:42 AM

Nice looking Box.
I guess it needs to be Comfy. LOL

Glad you got there in the end.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Andre

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#2 posted 05-13-2017 02:42 AM

Looks fine, but what no room for some padding?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Combo Prof

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#3 posted 05-13-2017 02:45 AM

There is enough room for some padding. A pillow and linen anyway.

It is 24 inches wide by 78 inches long and 20 inches high (outside measurments).

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 05-13-2017 04:41 AM

Don, you are so right. Every casket deserves corner splines. It is the only way to go. (pun intended) Thanks for the shout out. Enjoy your new tools.

-- Big Al in IN

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Byany

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#5 posted 05-13-2017 05:02 AM

druken comments…

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Byany

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#6 posted 05-13-2017 05:04 AM

gg

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Byany

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#7 posted 05-13-2017 05:05 AM

changed comment, sorry for confusion

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Combo Prof

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#8 posted 05-13-2017 10:42 AM

Byrany I didn’t see them, so we are good. We would be anyway.

Boxguy You are so welcome. Always happy to give you credit for my my boxing. I could I suppose cut corner splines by hand, but then I would have had to miter the corners and I would have wanted to start with better wood and put more time into to it. When I move to the bigger shop it will be a lot easier. If I do this again I will get tongue and groove bits for the vintage shaper I have (but never used). And more clamps! It was the assembly that took the longest because I think the wood was not very true. It was the first one and befor the next I will sit down and see how to be more efficient. I also would make some changes to the plans I followed.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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richardchaos

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#9 posted 05-13-2017 12:53 PM

IS there something you want to tell us….

-- β€œIn a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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Combo Prof

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#10 posted 05-13-2017 12:57 PM

.... yeah I’ll do anything for money. LOL

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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mikeacg

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#11 posted 05-13-2017 01:01 PM

Cool project! Houghton? If I leave now I could probably get there in time for a sandwich and some potato salad.

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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mikeacg

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#12 posted 05-13-2017 01:17 PM

A number of years ago a lady hired me to build Barbie Caskets (or maybe they were for Ken?) to sell on her website. One of the strangest jobs I’ve ever undertaken (Bad Pun!!!!!)

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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EricTwice

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#13 posted 05-13-2017 01:37 PM

Nice box, doesn’t look like you need it yet though.

I bet if you put it on end and built a stand under it and added some shelves It would keep for 4 or 5 dozen years until you’re ready for it. (Just my opinion)

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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Combo Prof

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#14 posted 05-13-2017 02:23 PM

^ It is not for me!


Cool project! Houghton? If I leave now I could probably get there in time for a sandwich and some potato salad.

- mikeacg

Yes Newberry you could.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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woodshaver Tony C

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#15 posted 05-13-2017 03:10 PM

I think I saw his eyes move! That would make the comfort part justified! Nice box!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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