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Old 12-16-2010, 05:31 PM   #11
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Those are great! How are you guys burning the Munchkin stuff on there? Not free handing it are you? I especially like the last box; the dividers in there made it easy for you to draw out those cards. Can you guys post some directions for the rest of us who want to build one?
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:49 AM   #12
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For the burning, I used graphite paper under a printed page with the Munchkin on it to transfer the design, then an inexpensive woodburning tool to do the actual burning.

I also started with a box from Michael's and used basswood (similar to balsa wood) for the dividers and separators.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:33 PM   #13
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Here's my own modest little effort...

Lid 1 and lid 2 show the clasic Munchkin Dude, done in pokerwork*.
Inside 1 and inside 2 shown the interior or the box, subdivided with rigid perspex sheets and padded with plastifoam to stop the contents rattling about.
Inside the lid
is a hinged compartment (held closed with magnets) for storing rule sheets, bookmarks, etc.

*"Pokerwork" is burning an image or design into the surface of wood. Any decent arts and crafts shop should be able to provide you with what is basically a soldering iron with changeable screw-in tips.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:39 PM   #14
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Kudos! That's a nice one indeed.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:43 PM   #15
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I want one of these boxes so much!
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:50 AM   #16
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A great box of holding, indeed
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #17
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Thanks for the compliments, guys. I'm quite pleased with it.

As to wanting one of your own, make one...
It took me about 2 weeks to put my box together, and I'm really not much of a carpenter or anything.
Things to keep in mind -
- Plan out your box and how cards, dice, coins, etc will lay in it.
- Allow enough space for growth. Conan, Reindeer Games, more promos, Half-Horse, new Fairy Dust cards and dice are all coming soon and they'll need somewhere to go.
- You don't need to spend a lot of money on materials. My box is made from just one skirting board plank (5/$8), some plywood sheet (scrap from the hardware store where I got the skirting board (50p/80c)), brass hinges (2 pairs@ 1.50/$2), brass latches (2/$3), some perspex sheeting (claimed from the bin at work), PVA wood glue, thin nails, and some padding (all next to nothing).
- Use good quality tools.
- Keep your corners totally square.
- Take time to put it together and it will look so much better.

If you feel the desire, Be inspired!
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:41 PM   #18
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It's now over-full and I need to figure out another option

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snarkyboy/5227670584/
Easy! Build another box exactly the same size and position it under the first box, making a second layer.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:08 AM   #19
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Here's my own modest little effort...

Lid 1 and lid 2 show the clasic Munchkin Dude, done in pokerwork*.
Inside 1 and inside 2 shown the interior or the box, subdivided with rigid perspex sheets and padded with plastifoam to stop the contents rattling about.
Inside the lid
is a hinged compartment (held closed with magnets) for storing rule sheets, bookmarks, etc.

*"Pokerwork" is burning an image or design into the surface of wood. Any decent arts and crafts shop should be able to provide you with what is basically a soldering iron with changeable screw-in tips.

So awesome! Damn i want to make a box like that.
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