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Matt Muller
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Awhile back I recall reading something here about a method of repairing box corners that minimized the damage while remaining the integrity (and value) of the game. If anyone here recalls that I would be very grateful

 
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A couple of articles from The Games Journal:
http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/RepairingBoxes.shtml
http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/RepairingBoxes2.shtm...
 
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Greg Aleknevicus wrote a couple articles on repairing corners.

I use (and recommend!) his original technique:
http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/RepairingBoxes.shtml

He's got some other techniques described here:
http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/RepairingBoxes2.shtm...

Best of luck!
 
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These are from the Games Journal
http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/RepairingBoxes.shtml
& here
http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/RepairingBoxes2.shtm...
 
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Nice work, Dave!
 
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You might want to try these:
http://www.boxsolid.com/
They are corner defenders for your game boxes. I've not used them myself.
 
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I'll add a couple suggestions not given in the cited articles:

- Use Sobo or a similar crafts glue instead of Elmers for repairs. The glue dries clear and somewhat flexible. Elmers tends to be too brittle after drying.

- Use a very narrow (10/0) paint brush to apply the glue. This gives you better control than drawing a bead. It also lets you focus the glue where it is most needed. Finally, a brush is good for sliding under frayed paper to secure it cleanly.
 
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On a related note, while there are plenty of things you can use to hold the corners while the glue is drying, I found this $1.75 cord clamp to be particularly handy (especially for doing more than one corner at a time):



http://www.sciplus.com/singleItem.cfm?terms=9092
 
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It's times like these when I wish the old journals were searchable. There were several entries that had invaluable information; including items on this very topic.
 
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
You might want to try these:
http://www.boxsolid.com/
They are corner defenders for your game boxes. I've not used them myself.


I've used these a lot to help mend damaged box corners and to protect from further damage and recommend them. They've been very well designed and engineered and work very well.
 
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I've used a method much like that described in the articles mentioned.

I would add that I prefer woodworking glue. Titebond being my glue of choice. It's strong & flexible but doesn't dry clear. It dries to a light beige color (like wood).

Another tip, visit a local thrift store or flea market and pick up a couple cheap games, the cheapest you can find that have damaged lids. Use these to practice your techniques, glues etc. And then redonate them.

Good luck.
 
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Laura Appelbaum
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If you aren't concerned with keeping a pristine appearance, an easy solution would be to use Lineco Self-Adhesive Linen Hinging Tape, which is a white, neutral pH binding material used by artists and photographers for matting. All you have to do is cut a strip of it and attach it on the inside of the box, burnishing it down well and it will give you a strong reinforcement. No mess, no glue. But not invisible.

(Oh boy! My first post!)
 
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