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, Pokémon 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?