Casket - out side done ?

The outside is all done , but the finishing coat. You can open the lid as a whole or remove 1 screw and open the head section only. Question , can I spray this with a top load paint gun at 40 psi without thinning the polyurethane ?

-- Wheaties

Looking good!

It’s done and it looks really professional.

I don’t know the answer to your spray question.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Its a bit late now, see below
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You should consider putting a bridge in the lid before cutting it open
something like this:-

-- Regards Rob

-- Regards Rob

It’s really come together. What kind of hardware did you use for the lid? It must be kind of heavy duty. Each half of the lid must weigh at least 20 lbs, I imagine.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Believe it or not but the hinges are brass with one side longer than the other , I had to curve the long side of the hinge to to fit the top of the molding . It’s the same molding inside as outside so it’s kind of rounded out. # hinges to each section . The pieces that hold the lid up are just lid supports . There real is no weight on them they keep the section from falling all the way open . I had to notch the lid for the hinges .

-- Wheaties

Robert , who is your casket for ? You did a super nice job , I like the layout and the pictures .

-- Wheaties

I have used an hvlp (high volume low pressure) gravity feed gun for teak oil which is about the same density as the poly i use. Works good but clean up is important or it wont spray good next time. I switched to a regular spray bottle for household cleaners and such. It dont coat as even and nicely or conservatively but speeds things up a lot. Very nice work and precision on the casket. Would be a shame to just bury all that hard work.

-- Carvings by Levi

I just made them for the woodworking skills aspect, the first one I made in 2011 to put router bits in.

My mate decied he needed it more than me.

In 2012 I made two more, knowing he would “bless” another one when he saw it.

Then in 2015 I made the Ute box as a tool box.

So I guess to answer your question they were made primarly for me.

-- Regards Rob

A great job and a labor of love.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

a1jim – The casket will be the last thing I will ever be able to make for my Dad . I like your comment " Labor of Love " .

-- Wheaties

Great to go out in style. Very nice work Bruce.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway