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Project by robscastle posted 06-06-2012 11:01 PM 2009 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The story is:
The Twin Caskets have been finished!
It took me about two weeks part time to complete.
My router bits can again rest in peace when not in use.

I had a lots of fun making these two, and some annoying visitors didnt hang around for long when they saw what I was doing!

Main parts are: plywood for the box and lid, pine trim at the top bottom and for the handles
The veneer is Sapelle paper back
Finish is Estapol Polyurethane gloss
Inserts are fabric covered MDF

Bit more of a story: When it was time to line them I was looking for conventional lining material at a small shop nearby called “Trads Trading” its a shop that has just about everything, and its in the Cannon Hill shopping center competing with the usual giant department stores.

Anyway I found the “USA” material and thought I have got to have that, I know it will attract lots of interest from the LBJ members in the USA.

I also found some fishes, “Sleeping with the fishes” I thought, so in it went too.
Then there was the tree forrest scene all actually patchwork materials, but so what.

Then there was some motivational text material, a bit wasted on the occupant but again in it went.

All are on replacable inserts so anybody (pun) can have what ever they like, not that the occupier would complain anyway.

Just waiting now for my Canadian mate to spot it on the bench !!

Need to add a PS

My wife the lovely Aurora still doesn’t like them, and says that somebody you know will pass away.

Considering my age that is very likely,and it may well be me.

Such is life

-- Regards Robert





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patron

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 06:56 AM

these are sure some nice tool boxes
and a great take on an old problem

you do nice work
congratulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Tokolosi

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 12:03 PM

You Sir, have a very unique sense of humor.

Love the boxes!!! Well made and obviously usefull. Very nice!!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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nomercadies

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 02:21 PM

What a good idea for a place to put all those things I would like to put out of sight and mind. Kind of like a “No Hope” Chest. You know you can’t throw away pictures of X wives when there are children involved as they need to have access to their history. You can’t just throw away your release papers from the Federal Pen. The papers that verify your legal entry into the United States are something you shouldn’t just pitch as well. But you don’t want them on top of the pile on your office desk next to your photo with Dick Nixon. A box like these would be just the place for them. Few people would go poking around and looking inside. What a nice private place. Good idea and excellent workmanship.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 03:38 PM

I hope that Aurora will be sharing your life and sense of humor for many more years. One of the best
parts of being a woodworker, is having a beautiful lady that puts up with me, although she does admit the
shop does help to keep me out of trouble and off streetcorners. Those are very nice tool boxes, although
Christopher Schwarz (The Anarchist’s Tool Chest) might suggest that they could use a few dividers and tool
holders I think they would match the decor and design of my shop the way they are. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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jcees

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 07:29 PM

Love ‘em! Great stuff.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Roger

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#6 posted 06-13-2012 09:30 PM

I likes em! Gr8 imagination and design. Slick way to house some tools, pieces & parts.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Leonard5

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#7 posted 09-20-2012 12:44 AM

Looks good.

-- Leonard H.

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