COFFIN for the "ex"

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I built this “PINE BOX” for the ex…. Think she will get the message!!!!!!!!

Just kidding!!!!!!!! She wanted it for a Halloween prop. Even though we have been divorced over 20 years I still can’t say no to her. After all, she is the mother of my beautiful daughter. I wish more parents of divorced children would show a little respect for each other and we would have children that were a lot happier. At least they could pretend to get along if they really love their children.

Anyway, I used 1/2 inch thick pine that I cut on my mill to keep the wieght down. It’s 5’ 6”long and 2’ wide by 15inches deep, so it still ended up not beening real light. It is nothing fancy, since it will only be used once a year for a few days.
I have been wanting to build a chest with a domed lid like a treasure chest so I tried it of this for practice.
This was a fun fast project to build. But, I had even more fun when I posted it on facebook with the same title as I started this description with. Never had so many comments. My ex joined right in and wanted to know why, if it was for her, it didn’t have a satin lining. Told her she was lucky to even get a box!!!!! She finally had to get me off the hook and tell everyone one that it was a prop she ordered for halloween. Actually I think we both had fun with some of the posts.

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#1 posted 10-24-2012 07:46 PM

What a great lookin halloween prop. Can’t agree more about getting along with your “ex ” for the kids sake.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#2 posted 10-24-2012 09:34 PM

This one got me smiling and puzzled at the same time. I cannot not look. Relieved to know the story behind it.
That’s a wonderful relationship you share with your ex. The coffin says it all … Just kidding 
Anyhow, it is an exquisite masterpiece.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 10-24-2012 11:19 PM

Pretty cool.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 01:06 AM

Thanks Jocks!!!!! Been a while since I’ve had this much fun with a project…...

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#5 posted 10-25-2012 01:12 AM

Cool ,that should make her flip her lid. :)


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#6 posted 10-25-2012 12:02 PM

Need to have fun projects! Great job on the project and the relationship.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#7 posted 10-25-2012 12:38 PM

Are you sure your just kidding? Nice job! Can’t wait to see that chest your planning on building.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#8 posted 10-25-2012 02:24 PM

Ha Ha! That is a nice design, even if it is only to be a prop…

-- MonkeyMonk

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#9 posted 10-25-2012 03:45 PM

cool coffin. it goes with the old joke.

Joe-; So….what did you get your wife for Christmas this year.
Blow-; NOTHING, she didn’t use what I got her last year.
Joe-; What did you get her last year, Blow?

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 10-25-2012 03:54 PM

Not a bad swop

A nice coffin in exchange for the ex. LoL


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 10-25-2012 04:14 PM

Never heard that one, jumbojack…........but I like it, LOL!!!!!

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#12 posted 10-25-2012 04:35 PM

Very nice Halloween prop! Now all she needs to do is put in a skeleton, and add some creeky noises, and freak out the trick-or-treaters!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 10-25-2012 04:59 PM

Man, as the son of divorced parents who did not get along AT ALL, I applaud you and your ex’s attitude (to say nothing of your woodworking skills – that’s a nice looking coffin!)

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#14 posted 10-25-2012 07:45 PM

you sure got me there with the title …. thought I had to make a condolence /yahuu to you :-)
but it makes my hart smile .. that you and her still have a good relationship
after all children is made with love … nomatter how it goes later in the life between the parrents
I too wish parrents atleast pretend and speak polite to each other

great gadget for the haloween :-)

take care

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#15 posted 10-25-2012 11:02 PM

Okay! How is it that this project did not make the top three? It really doesn’t matter, but I was just wondering.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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