|Project by ADHDan||posted 12-14-2015 08:36 PM||1572 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
At this point in my life I’m comfortable admitting it: I’m a semi-competitive Magic: the Gathering player. I used to play competitively in sanctioned tournaments, but now I mostly just play in a casual league with a group of friends. One of our friends always hosts, and he and his wife go above and beyond setting up play space and food for a group of 8+ nerds once a month. So, the group chipped in to get him a box of Modern Masters boosters and they commissioned me to build a box to hold our primary cube.
I realize that, for probably 95% of this board, the only recognizable part of the foregoing section is: “I built a box.” So, on to the woodworkting talk. The box is 1/2” baltic birch plywood, veneered with curly maple and trimmed with walnut (which gave me a good excuse to work on my resaw skills). I finished it with two coats of aniline dye and four coats of glossy poly – all of which really accentuated the contrast and popped the figuring. I built in a false bottom – to hold pencil/paper, dice, and other gaming accessories – and built slots for dividers into the sides, to keep cubes/decks/packs separate.
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.