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Making Rounded Coffin Top7/5
Do you have any idea on how to make rounded coffin Top?
Could you be more specific?
Are you wanting it to be cylindrical, or domed?
Like the coffin below. I was a part-time woodworker since 2 years ago.. Till now I am only able to produce near to 100 basic coffin... Now I wish to explore something new to me. Please help as no one guide me. Thank you.
The tools that I have :
what's all I have..
What do you need?
The lid is a traditional stave built curved lid. Pieces are molded or beveled on joiner to make the proper radius. Then, a large specialized saw is used to cut the ends and let in the curved returns. The rest is basic box making, and there are hundreds of ways to do this.
Can you post you drawings on the box? We can tell you what would be next.
Any simpleat domed shaped casket lid Sir can teach me :)
Thanks very much
With a jig and a large band saw, you could make the cuts pretty well.
The saw is just a large blade and they made a jig to push the coffin into the blade at a 45.
If you look at wooden coffins, the joints are good, but they aren't spectacular.
I think you should consider finding someone with a molder who could mill your parts for you. The image you show has a step which would allow you to make two separate frames which could be fastened together from the underside after they are mitered and glued.
It may even make it easier to have 3 parts per side, which might make the miter and joinery easier.
Another easier way to join up curved glue-ups, it to mill a half-round on one edge of the staves, with a cove or flute of the same diameter on the other side. This eliminates the need to cutting bevels that need to be perfect, since it acts like a hinge for any angle.
To glue these parts into an arc, you just need to make a few matched identical concave templates which are made into a fixture. At one end of the arc, leave a tab sticking up for a stop. at the other end, the clamp pushes the last stave, by pulling against the template. I usually just drill a large hole underneath, more or less along a tangent to that last stave.
Thanks to Mr. Leo and Newton,
Most of the info is already in my mind, but still I don't dare to try...
Anyone could make a video on how to make dome casket lid limit to the use of Jointer, 91/4 " circular saw and custom-made Jig?
Small point, but what you are a making is a casket. Coffins are the ones that taper in both directions from the shoulders. Caskets are rectangular.