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Subject: My Storage Box for Blue Moon Card Game - lots of pics rss

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Shannon T
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Hello,

I just wanted to show off a little project I recently completed. I am a fan of the Blue Moon card game (I have 2 complete sets - including all of the expansion decks), and after having recently sleeved the cards I realised that they would no longer fit back into their original boxes.

So I decided I would have a go at making a custom box for the storage of all the 22 sleeved decks. I also decided to add a section for the game board, dragon figures and rule book, and another section to store two customised decks, should I find myself using that particular mode of play.

I decided to use foamboard, mainly because I do not yet have the tools (nor the skill) to work with wood, and also because I believe foamboard to be quite forgiving. I found this to be true for this project, especially as I cut everything freehand with an exacto knife. I used a glue gun as my adhesive of choice for this box.

So although the finished box is quite large, and somewhat heavy, it was designed for storage not transport.

Here's a rundown of what I did (with lots of pics), and how it turned out:

1. The walls of the box laid out:


2. The walls assembled, showing the basic shape. Decks to go in the larger area, rules etc. in the smaller:


3. Some example pieces which will form the slots for the decks:



4. The walls have been glued to the floor, and I've started inserting the pieces to create the deck slots. I tried one deck to test, and it's a good fit!:


5. I realised here that if I kept building the larger side, I may make the smaller side too squashy. So I decided to build the inner walls for the smaller side:


6. The deck slots are coming together:


7. Here (top right of box), I've put in the slots for the custom decks, then cut a piece of foamboard to glue on top for a smoother look I guess:



8. I've put in some walls in the lower section as they will have raised floors for the game board and dragon figures to sit on:



9. The game board and dragon figures go in, then the rules sit nicely on top:




10. Next, I've glued a thin carboard strip down the middle of the decks. I then printed colour stickers for each of the decks and placed them alongside their respective decks:



11. All the decks and bits and pieces are in, and they all fit!:


12. Time to make a lid. As the box is fairly large, I couldn't create a lid with sides that go all the way down. However I made them as long as I could and the lid is functional enough!:


13. Finally, I painted the lid black, printed some stickers with the Blue Moon logo and I'm quite happy with the result:



Well, thanks for looking!
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Jenny Nguyen
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What was the cost of the project? And did you get all the supplies from Clark Rubber?
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Nice!!
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Shannon T
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smittenkitten wrote:
What was the cost of the project? And did you get all the supplies from Clark Rubber?



The foamboard, cardboard for the lid and adhesive paper I got from Officeworks.

The glue gun - I got a cheap one from Bunnings.

Adding it up it was about $85 for the stuff I had to buy. Hmm doesn't feel like I paid that much, probably because I didn't buy it all at once!

But I'm happy with what I've got.

Plus there is some satisfaction with having completed the project and achieving exactly what I needed with the storage of the game! cool
 
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I know what you mean about not feeling as though you'd paid much *glares at my DYI hobbies* laugh.
 
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