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Cheerwine deckbox

I like soda and I like card games. If you play a tcg be it Magic or World of Warcraft you need something to keep you deck in. For those of you that do not play cards a deck is the set of specific cards that you have put together to play the game. Deck boxes can be expensive, but are necessary to protect your cards. You can spend the three or four dollars on a deck box, but why spend money on deck boxes that you could spend on more cards or even more soda. I built a deck box using the cardboard and cans from a case of soda.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need the following

Materials
- Three or four cans of empty soda - start drinking
- Case that soda came in - yay recycling
- duct tape
- exacto knife
- hobby knife
- scissors
- permanent marker
- pencil
- glue
-deckbox for reference
- ruler

Work area
A surface that you can work on that will not mind being cut or nicked

Safety Message
You need to be careful. You should wear gloves or some protective eye wear. I am not sure why you might need to wear eye wear, but nearly every safety message I have ever seen has recommended it so I am following tradition. If you are a child do not do this alone. You are cutting metal and the cans are like razors after you cut them. You could easily slice yourself and get a nasty infection. The infection would make you sad.

Step 2: Cut the cardboard

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In this step you will be cutting the cardboard. The deckbox I used measured 1 3/4" X 2 3/4" X 3 3/4". Unfold the cardboard where it is glued together. Then use your pencil and ruler and measure out all the little panels you will need. You will need to measure out

2 side panels 3 3/4" X 1 3/4"
1 front panel 3 3/4" X 2 3/4"
1 back panel 3 3/4" X 2 3/4"
1 bottom panel 1 3/4" X 2 3/4"
1 top panel 1 3/4" X 2 3/4"
1 latch panel 1 3/4" X 2 3/4"
I'm just wondering, but why the hell did you put this in Nerf?
ehudwill (author)  mettaurlover3 years ago
I have no idea how this ended up in the nerf section for a while, but now it is back in the card games section.
Rokko86523 years ago
Why is this in the nerf section? Also, I'm so jealous of your signed deck box!
This is a good idea! you should put a slot on the bottom for dealing from the box! OR BETTER YET, put a slot on the bottom edge, with a motor and rubber wheel on the bottom so you can deal electronically!
Darik_grey5 years ago
So, my question is, how do you keep your cards from getting sticky? LOL! Nice idea!
ehudwill (author)  Darik_grey5 years ago
The tape is attached to the cardboard on the inside. Also the sleeves help. Thanks for the comment.
sarah_in_sc5 years ago
Cool idea! I'll have to try it out. I think I'll use grape soda and purple duct tape!
ehudwill (author)  sarah_in_sc5 years ago
Thanks Sarah. I would have liked to use red duct tape, but I had grey on hand.
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