The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The box.

Two additional coats of tung oil, a few hinges and a latch, and I have a finished wooden box.

[Yeah, the top is about a millimeter off from the bottom. Sigh.] [But the back is nicely aligned.  Woot!]

The whole purpose of the box was to have a place to both store and use my dice for the twice-monthly session of D&D.

[Just a small sample of my dice collection]

There was always the risk of a die rolling off the table and bouncing arond the floor, only to end up under the couch. Now though, I have a place to safely roll my dice.

On reflection, I think making an enclosed box and then cutting it open is the better way to go. The top and bottom of my box don't quite line up and I think it's due to making each half separately. Also, while I would like for the sides to be thinner, I doubt I could make it any thinner and still use the hinges and latch. As it was, even with the smallest screws I could find (3/8″), you can still just feel the screws just coming through the wood underneath the felt. I also think I would have preferred to use miter joints rather than butt joints. Perhaps next time.

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