|Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 11-27-2013 12:06 AM||4824 views||6 times favorited||37 comments|
Re: the November Interview of a LumberJock….......
While corresponding (actually arguing) with MsDebbie, that there were way more deserving and qualified craftsman on LumberJocks to do the November Interview,
I mentioned that I had made my own casket, but had not felt comfortable posting it.
Everyone who has been here and seen the casket has commented on how morbid or gruesome or bad taste etc. I was being by building my own casket,
Well, hell, I am a half-assed woodworker and can make my own for $500 instead of $3000-$5000……thank you very much
Ms Deb encouraged me to post it immediately so that it would be in my projects.
As so many family members and visitors have commented….....all the casket will do is remind me of dying.
Actually, seeing it does the exact opposite for me.
It reminds me that it is of no use to me today……and I give God thanks for waking me up this morning and giving me another day.
I like it.
White oak…........ and white oak veneer plywood
I intended to use NO hardware, and was going to use a dowel to use to keep the lid open, but
THE BOSS said “no way” (actually there was another word in the middle of that comment of hers)
So I ordered the casket hardware kit from Lee Valley and will use the lid opening gizmo, but no other metal parts except hinges.
The wife has a nice quilt almost ready to put inside of it. I do not think she can bring herself to finish it.
VooDoo………”This will kill him for sure”.
Better to kill a chicken in the graveyard at midnight.
-- We must all walk our own green mile