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  • Experimenting with PMF

    I wanted some form of a partitioned storage box for under the galley counter but couldn't find what I wanted. So, instead of thinking outside the box, I built a new box! I also made a tray 18" x 14" for my Farkle/10,000 dice game. I do the 10 die version, so I figured I'd need some room for casting!

    I decided to see how well cardboard would adapt to the use in PMF. I got some boxes at the local store, carefully cut out panels and glued them together. I had large boxes to work with, so I made as few seams as possible for the main box then strategically glued in partition panels in the desired configuration. Using Titebond II I glued canvas to the outside and bedsheet sections in the interior and painted it with porch paint. I've added pics:

    Pic 1 is the old box reinforced with duct tape, pic 2 is the new box, and pic 3 is the box "in service." Pic 4 is the game tray. Yes, I cut off the drip beads you see in the pics! I just HAD to model it first...<Vogue!>

    End result - I think once the paint cures completely it'll be really sturdy. Right now the box and the tray flex a little when lifted, but as I said, once the paint dries completely hard it'll be close to plastic. I'll keep ya posted as to how it holds up over time.

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    Oh, look! I got 550 points on that roll!