Twin Casket TC Boxes

  • Advertise with us
Project by robscastle posted 06-06-2012 11:01 PM 3930 views 3 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 Rob

7 comments so far

View patron's profile


13641 posts in 3580 days

#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

View Tokolosi's profile


678 posts in 2594 days

#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

View nomercadies's profile


590 posts in 2577 days

#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"

View Bluepine38's profile


3380 posts in 3324 days

#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 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

View jcees's profile


1071 posts in 4038 days

#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

View Roger's profile


20965 posts in 3043 days

#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. Keep your dust collector fed.

View Leonard5's profile


377 posts in 2932 days

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

Looks good.

-- Leonard H.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics