Yup, just as everything was going so well, just as I was in the homestretch of finishing up this project - I screwed up. Not a huge screw up, but certainly one that made me scream at the top of my lungs for ten seconds straight.
If you were standing outside of my shop, I'm sure you would have heard it.
Lupe was working in the shop; she definitely heard it.
Luckily - it was fixable.
It started off so well - I made a small form, just slightly larger than the cremains tins that are going to be placed inside this casket. This made it easier to build the small area where the tins will be held.
The tins will be placed in the corners
and I decided to make some diagonal boxes to hold the tins. It's a slick design.
with a dab of gorilla glue holding them in place. I marked the polarity on each magnet, so that I could install them properly in each mated surface. If I screwed this up, the two pieces of wood would actually repel each other. Every magnet has a north and a south pole, so it was important to place the correct side up on each piece.
I measured the lid for each corner box
Ever try pulling out a small magnet glued into a snug hole? (I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere.)
The good news? This project is finally done, except for the finish. Hopefully, I'll get a few coats of oil on it this week, and post some photos. It's a shame to think this box will be buried, but what a beautiful tribute to two beloved pets.