Board Game Travel Case #5: Back to the drawing board, again.

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Blog entry by ChadR posted 09-03-2011 09:58 AM 1343 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I had to go back and re design the case once again. I got a comment from Mark Shymanski asking if the boards to these games fit in the case. I of course went and got my board games to test the fit out and realized that a few of them where a bit larger then the case.

I had originally designed the case to have enough space between the closed drawers and the sliding front to fit large boards. But in the process of making the case I forgot about this detail. I decided I would go back and shorten the large middle drawers, which I had already decided to redesign in the middle of the process. (see my original design to see the difference) These drawers were very large to begin with so shortening them by 2 inches was not a big deal. I made more then enough room for several different boards to fit standing up in the space where these three middle drawers used to come out too. I like this design much better. The case seemed too straight and now has more character.

Luckily for me it was not too much work. I only have to disassemble one drawer and shorten it. Thankfully I had only made one of the middle drawers.

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 12:26 AM

That’s a nice mid project-redo. I used to be into a lot of those games but no one in my area plays them…and I rarely have enough time to woodwork let alone play Catan. I miss my Civilization board (my cousins got tired of me winning at Risk every time so we went for something a bit more complicated.)

How’s the weight so far? It would be a drag to have it be too heavy to carry.

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 07:58 PM

The weight is okay now. I imagine when its full of games it will be too heavy to carry on the bus. My plan with it is to bring it over to friends houses, so a little weight is not too bad when you are just carrying the case from the car to the house.

-- Some people have a way with words... some people... not... have way.

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 04:43 AM

I thought I was the only one that made “minor” adjustments to the project on the fly. Well done. Its looking good. And It looks to me you put alot of work into the sketch up…nice. Like your choice of games…I many of the same….love them too. Very interesting you said it adds character to it.


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#4 posted 09-05-2011 05:20 AM

Yeah, I try and add as much detail to Sketchup as possible so I don’t run into these type of mistakes but I must remember that nothing can be perfect.

-- Some people have a way with words... some people... not... have way.

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 05:27 AM

Jen and I were just looking at this posting. She really likes the idea and I think it just got added to my Honeydo list. Glad you were able to make the modifications!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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