Coffin Project

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Project by robscastle posted 05-23-2012 11:03 PM 2831 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK here is the story, it’s possibly dead boring but here we go.

I wanted to play about with various angles, bending plywood and generally use my skills and table saw so I made this box to store my router bits. Overall length is about 500mm from memory, I have a Canadian friend who is into these sort of bizzare things and he blessed it for his wife Tracey, I think they keep remote controls in it now.

I have heaps of construction notes and photos if you want to do something similar.

Beware though, you may draw some adverse attention, my wife Aurora was less than impressed with it saying it was bad karma and it was not to be brought into the house.

I enjoyed it though when it was in my workshop and any kids visited I teased them to take a peek inside !!

Update 1: Added additional pictures

Update 2: I have done a blog on the project, because it was attracting quite a lot of interest, so you can now go to there and get all the construction notes I made and a few more pictures as well.



Robert Brennan

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 11:43 PM

Great way to practice and improve your woodworking skills. That definitely makes for an interesting router bit box. I like it, great job!

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 12:04 AM

Great job! I think you’re funny as hell for doing it!!!

-- Jim - Fort Worth/Dallas

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 12:26 AM

“DEAD ON” one might say.

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 12:43 AM

Cool, I like this, might try my hand at the same thing.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 01:08 AM

I like it. I would love to see you construction notes.


-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 01:24 AM

I bet you could sell full sized ones for a load of cash . i remember Rockler used to sell hardware for full sized coffins on their site I think I will make my own box when the time is near Maybe I should Make it now and use it as a storage trunk till i am dead

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#7 posted 05-24-2012 03:44 AM

Great job on that “coffin” box. Thanks for showing the set up for doing some of the cuts. Nice work and good planning!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 05-24-2012 01:39 PM

well done. excellent skill building project.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#9 posted 05-24-2012 03:19 PM

I wonder what size I would need for my ashes. Anyone got a formula for figuring out the volume of a “post person?”

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#10 posted 05-24-2012 03:32 PM

i like this will stady by for a bosible blog

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#11 posted 05-24-2012 03:36 PM

I would like a coffin humidor please.
Love it.

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#12 posted 05-24-2012 08:41 PM

Nice project for Halloween!

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#13 posted 05-25-2012 07:15 AM

this is so cute!!! I really love it. too bad your wife doesn’t.

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#14 posted 05-25-2012 05:42 PM

Do you know what I always thought would be cool is a coffin guitar case.It would be ideal for hard rockers.If someone takes up this idea please let us see it. Alistair

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#15 posted 05-25-2012 11:33 PM

Scotsman the idea has already come to fruition the company is Coffin Case they have been at this for many years see you should have done it the day you thought of it

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