|Project by gashley||posted 01-11-2015 11:44 PM||1234 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I built this box over Xmas weekend with one of my sons. He’s really into the card game called “Magic – The Gathering” and wanted something to store one of his card decks in that he uses in tournaments.
We came up with this design that features some of the “element” symbols that are part of the game and represent the different colors that appear on the cards.
The box is basically a small 6 sided box out of 1/4” cherry with 2” holes drilled in 5 of the sides. We added some cocobolo splines to the corners for a little extra reinforcement. After the box was glued up, we cut the box in half at a 10 degree angle on the bandsaw. Then we lined the sides and top with different color veneered maple for an inner sleeve and to serve as the background for the symbols. The sleeve has 2 small rare earth magnets that mate with metal washers recessed in the lid. The friction of the maple sleeve and the 2 magnets is enough to hold the top on securely.
The symbols are 1/8” padauk that were cut out on the scroll saw and then glued to the color sleeve backings and centered in the hole.
Several coats of varnish on the exterior and some wax on the inside finished it off. Was a fun little project and my son loves showing it off at tournaments when he plays.
-- Gary in OP