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Offline JohnnyEgo

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Card Catalog
« on: August 01, 2021, 11:56 PM »
My 11 year old loves 'Pokemon', the card game.  For those of you who are also over 40 and have no or grown children, Pokemon is entry-level animated cock fighting for children, and the franchise is worth more than Disney.  Anyways, a year and some change ago I decided to try and temper the chaos of the Pokemon corner of my dining room:

Before


After


Drawers go in and come out easily, are sized to the Pokemon deck boxes and collector boxes, and have recessed sides so little fingers can easily remove the lids or get the boxes:









Of relevance to this forum, this is the project that earned me grudging acceptance of my Domino DF 500, a tool that I had not previously bonded with very much despite years of ownership, and generally did everything to avoid using it.  But on this baby, I Domino'd the entire framework.








This was the most complicated, and the 2nd longest project I've taken on, but I am proud of how it turned out, and so is my 11 year old client.  Thanks for letting me share!


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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Card Catalog
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:37 AM »
Well executed on a project that looks deceptively simple.

Any reason you chose dadoes on the sides instead of dominoes?

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Offline mike_aa

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Re: Card Catalog
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 11:02 AM »
Nicely done!  Kinda looks like one of those old oak library card catalogs.  What will you do when the last empty drawer gets filled up? 

Thanks, for sharing!  Mike A. 

Offline JohnnyEgo

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Re: Card Catalog
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 11:42 AM »
Well executed on a project that looks deceptively simple.

Any reason you chose dadoes on the sides instead of dominoes?

Figured it would be a bit stronger for holding the weight of all those cards. Having the bottom drawer in there means a long unsupported span between all those upper drawers. No science behind it, just a hunch that dadoes might support and distribute the weight better than Dominos.  Same hunch is why I used Dominos in the verticals; more glue surface area and hopefully more stability and rigidity in that direction of force. But these were all guesses and assumptions on my part, and I could be totally wrong.

Nicely done!  Kinda looks like one of those old oak library card catalogs.  What will you do when the last empty drawer gets filled up? 

Thanks, for sharing!  Mike A.

If the past is any indicator, pile them on top until I reach my maximum level of frustration.  Then, 2 years later, finish the companion catalog six months after he discovers girls or goes to college!

Offline ultane

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Re: Card Catalog
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:07 PM »
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Card Catalog
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 06:51 PM »


Nicely done!  Kinda looks like one of those old oak library card catalogs.  What will you do when the last empty drawer gets filled up? 

Thanks, for sharing!  Mike A.

If the past is any indicator, pile them on top until I reach my maximum level of frustration.  Then, 2 years later, finish the companion catalog six months after he discovers girls or goes to college!
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