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Blog series by ChadR updated 1024 days ago 8 parts 9022 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: The Idea

1045 days ago by ChadR | 4 comments »

As you may know I love board games. When I plan a board game night at someones else house I must find a large cardboard box and pack in 4 to 5 games boxes to take. So I thought I should create a case that can hold multiple games and pieces for easy transport. After looking at my ideas I have decided on this design.

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Part 2: The exterior walls

1045 days ago by ChadR | 1 comment »

I got a 8’ 1” x 10” board and cut 2-14” sections and 2-26 1/2” sections. I ripped one of the 26 1/2” boards 3” in to create the top lid. After nailing the pieces together I was about to work on getting proper dimensions for the interior drawers. I decided before finished the day off I would make a test drawer. I created the front, back and both walls. I then decided I would make them box joint together and it worked out very well, since it was my firs...

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Part 3: Starting Over

1044 days ago by ChadR | 0 comments »

I decided to go back and redo the exterior walls. I wanted to learn how to use my router anyways so I thought I should start here. I am not sure whats its call but I make grooves for the shelving units to fit into as well as the front face of the case. I was originally just going to have it set in place and clasp onto the front but thought it would look nice if it had a channel to rest into. The router works great and I think i got the hang of it. So far everything is coming out much nicer th...

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Part 4: Drawers, Drawers, Drawers

1041 days ago by ChadR | 0 comments »

I spent the last couple of days building one drawer a day. I had the help of my mother with the cabinets for the drawers. I still have a lot of work to do. I am trying to drag it out as long as I can so that I don’t finish another project too fast.

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Part 5: Back to the drawing board, again.

1041 days ago by ChadR | 5 comments »

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 ...

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Part 6: A trial run

1040 days ago by ChadR | 4 comments »

Today I took my board game case out on a trial run. I learned a few things. People things it’s funny when you carry a large box around your neck and I need some handles. I also applied some magnetic paint and then a layer of chalk paint on the inside of the front board. I decided it being magnetic I can keep score sheets posted as well as write in chalk the score of the game. After the drying we put it through a test run and it works out great. I am excited for this project to be comple...

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Part 7: Completed the case.

1036 days ago by ChadR | 2 comments »

I have finally completed the case. What took so long was making each drawer. Because I am still new to woodworking I make little mistakes here and there. These mistakes made it impossible to cut out all the pieces for each drawer in uniform size. I had to custom size each drawer. I have none the less completed them all have moved all of my board games into the case, which fits perfectly. I am going on a road trip and will be bringing my new case with me. So the case will be getting a real tes...

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Part 8: Travel for the Travel Case

1024 days ago by ChadR | 1 comment »

I went on a road trip to see friends and family in a couple different states. I of course had to bring my board game case. Board game case in hotel in LA Board game case in use in Tucson with family Even the dogs love the board games

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