3/13/15

Geek Day Off - Woodworking Edition

In 2013 and 2014 I've rested the tech side of my brain and embraced my inner geek by attending the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. I do plan on attending again this year but I do let my inner geek loose in other ways. 

One of my other hobbies is woodworking. I wrote about one of my past projects, a stand for my MacPro that I built that to help prevent future issues with coffee spills. Today I'd like to take a break from my Mac blogging and show you my latest woodworking project: Boxes to store my kids collection of Magic, Pok√©mon and other cards. 



To earn some extra money my daughter got a job working at Uncles Games. Suddenly her interest in, and collection of, card games exploded. As a gift for her I decided that I should design and make a box for her to store all her cards. Being the engineer that I am I figured if I was going to design and make one box then making a bunch at a time wouldn't be that much harder. Several of my kids are into cards so why not give them each a couple of boxes. 

I made a prototype that fit a standard card (including protective sleeve), I added a small compartment for dice and after I fiddled with the construction a bit I turned out 8 boxes. I changed the finish on each and even made a special version that I'll post about later.

Take a look at the results. What do you think?





2 comments:

  1. I cannot believe you made all these beautiful furniture all by yourself. This looks as good as furniture from a renowned shop. What tools did you use for finishing?

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  2. Thanks for the comment and complement. I'm inclined to think the complement is more about my photography than my woodworking but I'll take it none the less. As for finishing I used standard stains available at any hardware store. I then finished them with a poly-bend to make them able to take some wear and tear.

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