After having made my new expansion for seafarers 2.0 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3072272) I created a simular box as for the main game with lasercutted parts from our fablab.
IMPORTANT: Before you start this project, make sure that you use materials (wood & acrylic-glass) with a thickness of 5 mm!
I used Inkscape (freeware) to make those models and to convert them to a format for the lasercutter. You can use this program to open the attached .svgz-files.
There are as well some 3d-printed parts that come along with the design. These are the parts you need to print:
2 x storage core (one piece or sliced)
1 x player parts
1 x ships
1 x storage center part (single- or multicolored)
For the lasercutter you need the following parts to cut / engrave with a material thickness of 5 mm:
1 x top acrylic glass: Use acrylic-glass, cut the outer parts and do engrave the writing and the picture
1 x top-part: Cut the outer parts and engrave the flower-ornaments
1 x middle-part: Cut the outer- and inner-parts
2 x bottom-part: Cut the outer- and inner-parts
Here's a short description how I assembled those parts :
- Sand all the parts after having them cutted with the laser-cutter
- Apply a layer of wood stain to all parts, except the sides with the flower-ornaments and the acrylic-glass of course and let everything dry
- Sand all the parts (not with to much pressure, just to make them smooth)
- Use glue to put all the parts together by applying the glue on the "outer-spikes" of each part. Make sure you enter the 3d-printed parts (storage core) inside the wooden bottom-part before closing it in with the front-piece!
- Apply 3 layers of clear coat to all the wooden parts and let them dry
- For the top-part you need some extra 6 mm round wood. Cut 4 parts with a lenght of 1 cm. Then turn around the engraved acrylic-glass and place it on top of the wooden top-part. Then insert the round wood-parts in the four wholes by adding some glue.
Don't hesitate to ask me questions about how to build this box if the description should not be clear enough.
Big THX to Kurt and our Fablab in Bern. They roule! :-)