I found checked two books and neither had the diagram. Only I found two separate diagrams that did not work.
Box 1 with 3 wire runs to box 2. Box 2 has 2 wire power in, 2 wire to light and 3 wire to box 1
Both Diagrams show Power (Black) to 3 wire (black), connected to common black screw in box 1 switch.
Power in Neutral (white) to light neutral (white/silver screw)
Box 2 switch Common black screw to Light (black/ brass screw)
Where they differ is in the Red and White from the 3 wire. One shows reds on left, whites on right; both switches. The other shows Red left box 2, red right box 1; white right box 2, white left box 1.
Both configurations trip the breaker.
I have checked ground connections, lines with multimeter, 3 separate switches, Checked tension and for micro holes/pinching, and checked the light. The issue seems to be with the 3 way wiring.
I'm at a loss.
This is the diagram of what i tried, the other diagram was the same with the red and white in the far right box swapped... that didn't work either.