Monday, November 16, 2015
Tournament Transport Box, Part 3: Main Construction Done and a Dice Tower from the Scrap!
Using a rabbet mean the interior height of the box will go from 5.5 inches to 5.0, but that still allows for stacking three troops trays (at 1.5 inches each).
After that was done, the next step was to fire up the 'Ole Table Saw and cut the plywood to fit. I had a 4x4 foot price of 1/2 plywood in the shop and used it for the bottoms.
Everything fit really nice as you can see from the dry fit in the fist photo. When building something with precise corners always dry fit each piece as you go.
You can see I suck at miter cuts and had to add a little extra to make one corner "fit". I'll be able to hide the gaps when finishing but it's something I need to learn do a better job with.
The framing is just stock 1/1/8 corner molding. It makes a tight fit the box top and will serve as a nice frame for the sceniced top.
I did order some "aged brass" clamshell handles from Rockler which should arrive in a few days.
The dice "motivators" are glued in place. I'm sure their is a more technical name for these in the the world of dice tower science but I haven't bothered to look it up.
Having a caddy to put small frequently used stuff in and keep it with reach may reduce the time lost to looking for that #&%@ pencil. I will drill some 3/8 inch holes down one of the long sides to hold screw drivers and pencils.