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Project by michaelray posted 05-03-2013 02:13 AM 3063 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Planning ahead. I like making boxes so this is only a natural progression. Western style “toe-pincher”.

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

- 1 Corinthians 15:54-55


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#1 posted 05-03-2013 02:37 AM

Nice one. Too many are afraid of thinking about the natural circle of life these days.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#2 posted 05-03-2013 02:42 AM

Great idea.
I know several folks I need to make one of those for.

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 02:44 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 02:49 AM

Very nice job! I want to build my own as well but I cannot convince my wife to keep it stored in the attic until it becomes needed!

Well done!


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 05-03-2013 06:32 AM

A little bit longer would be good for me or maybe its the photo that distorts. Great idea anyhow

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 05-03-2013 10:39 AM

I see a few toys and a baby carriage there in the background. So I’m going to assume your not that old and you have a long wait before your in need of that good looking Pine Box!
Nice work! Hope it gets stored for a long long time!

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

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#7 posted 05-03-2013 11:35 AM

Nice work.

If I made one for myself I’d have to stand it upright, put it on casters, and, then, add shelves, a plane till and maybe an electrical outlet and a light so it would be useful until the time for its intended purpose.

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#8 posted 05-03-2013 12:05 PM

Very nice!! Someone told me the other day that pet coffins and creamation boxes and urns are in demand! Might be something to try! People do alot for their pets. Nice job!!

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta

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#9 posted 05-03-2013 01:11 PM

seriously, what could be a better wood species deserving your lifeless corruptible?

i wanna see what you did on the inside as well….

creepy thing but yes…i will have to face it 35 years from now more or less.


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#10 posted 05-03-2013 03:17 PM

Great job.

The old pine box seems fitting for a woodworker. Most of them that I know are humble people that enjoy the simple life no matter their wealth.

Lets pray that the wood is old and aged before it is used.

-- "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." - Red Green

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#11 posted 05-03-2013 03:20 PM

Beautiful but simple coffin and beautiful but lofty words.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 05-03-2013 03:42 PM

I don’t plan on using it for a looooong time. If it were rectangular such as a casket I would use it as a blanket chest indoors. However, due to the shape being a reminder of what the ultimate purpose will be I will most likely be storing it above the garage for a long time to come per the wife.

I’ll upload some interior pictures soon. However, it’s completely plain, no satin for me. I want a canvas tarp and shavings/sawdust from my shop.

Deon: I’m 6’ 3” and I fit in it just fine.


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#13 posted 05-03-2013 03:50 PM

I would like to build several if I got to choose who went in them and when ;-)

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#14 posted 05-04-2013 06:49 AM

Why is there a catch do you think somthing will get in?

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#15 posted 05-04-2013 09:23 AM

i think i saw one wooden casket before also here in LJ..years back and i saved the pic in my harddrive…the top is sliding..rectangular shaped with dovetailed corners..yes pine wood it is…with a different species on the side handles all left unstained.

when i make mine, every mallet blow is going to be heavier than usual…or lighter perhaps. (did i make sense?)

oh well..

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