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Project by jeffswildwood posted 11-23-2013 02:13 AM 1274 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jeffswildwood classic. Way back in 2002 my Son began to play magic and accumulated several card. He asked Dad if I could make something to keep them in. This is what I came up with. I measured for the card slots and allowed room for felt to protect the cards. Tricky. I cut dados with a router for this. For the lid I had him sacrifice six cards that I glued down then Polyurethaned over. The wood is superboard from a local company here called woodtech. Sadly, no longer in business. Stained with special walnut and water based polyurethane. Assembled with nails, yea. Despite years of use and abuse it’s still holding up strong. It’s stood the test of time.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 02:52 AM

Very nice useful box!!!!!!!!!!............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 03:24 AM

On its way to becoming an heirloom.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 03:52 AM

That’s cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 07:17 AM

Way to go Dad!!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 11-23-2013 04:19 PM

Thank you everyone. My Son really liked it when it was finished. As it turns out this would be the last project I would do for many years. Prior commitments shortly after this found me leaving for a far away country (Iraq) and it would be a long time before I felt like doing woodwork again after I came home. I am so glad I began doing it again. Thanks for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 11-23-2013 06:10 PM

Glad you are back in the groove(or should I sat rabbet?) Jeff. Thank you for your service brother. Welcome home.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 05-05-2014 07:39 PM

I need to make one for my magic cards. Be a lot better than the shoe box I have them in now.

-- I'll think of a good one someday

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