|Project by robscastle||posted 06-06-2012 11:01 PM||2209 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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