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Offline Bison

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #360 on: April 21, 2017, 09:44:19 AM »
I'm thinking I'll make a trip to Hobby Lobby this evening.  I want to look at some shadow boxes and cork board.  I also want to price out a bulk cut of felt for an old kitchen table I plan on converting into my gaming table.  Nothing fancy like GJK and Mike did just a simple cover over the top.

Let me know what you find out about the dice tray materials. I'm not much of a DIYer, but I think I can manage the dice trays.

Will do boss. 


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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #361 on: April 21, 2017, 10:10:05 AM »
I'm thinking I'll make a trip to Hobby Lobby this evening.  I want to look at some shadow boxes and cork board.  I also want to price out a bulk cut of felt for an old kitchen table I plan on converting into my gaming table.  Nothing fancy like GJK and Mike did just a simple cover over the top.

Let me know what you find out about the dice tray materials. I'm not much of a DIYer, but I think I can manage the dice trays.


I took a black wire desk tray from Office Depot and stuck felt in the bottom of it. Works great, and quiet.

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #362 on: April 21, 2017, 10:12:32 AM »
I'm thinking I'll make a trip to Hobby Lobby this evening.  I want to look at some shadow boxes and cork board.  I also want to price out a bulk cut of felt for an old kitchen table I plan on converting into my gaming table.  Nothing fancy like GJK and Mike did just a simple cover over the top.

Let me know what you find out about the dice tray materials. I'm not much of a DIYer, but I think I can manage the dice trays.


I took a black wire desk tray from Office Depot and stuck felt in the bottom of it. Works great, and quiet.



That's not a bad idea either. I did like like the look of the cork lined trays from that BGG link Bison posted.
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #363 on: April 21, 2017, 01:57:46 PM »

Let's talk laminated charts. I love my thermal laminator.

Let's do. I have one and haven't used it yet. How do the charts hold up? Do they fade or turn yellowish over time? Start to pull apart?
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #364 on: April 21, 2017, 02:08:03 PM »

Let's talk laminated charts. I love my thermal laminator.

Start to pull apart?

This would be a nightmare.

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #365 on: April 21, 2017, 02:47:28 PM »

Let's talk laminated charts. I love my thermal laminator.

Let's do. I have one and haven't used it yet. How do the charts hold up? Do they fade or turn yellowish over time? Start to pull apart?

Not that I've seen, but everything I've laminated is less than a year old.
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #366 on: April 21, 2017, 03:30:05 PM »


Home-made, camo dice boot!
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #367 on: April 21, 2017, 03:30:50 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #368 on: April 21, 2017, 03:31:44 PM »
..because I'm a skinflint.....
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #369 on: April 21, 2017, 03:34:59 PM »
..because I'm a skinflint.....

more money for games
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #370 on: April 21, 2017, 03:50:22 PM »
Bawb won't buy an OL clipper. Instead he carefully rubs the corners of his counters round by patiently rubbing them on the stones of Hadrian's Wall.

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #371 on: April 21, 2017, 03:52:02 PM »
I'm slowly wearing the wall away. I'll show you the spot I use when you come over next month.
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #372 on: April 21, 2017, 03:52:48 PM »
Bawb won't buy an OL clipper. Instead he carefully rubs the corners of his counters round by patiently rubbing them on the stones of Hadrian's Wall.

The old ways still work  ;D
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #373 on: April 22, 2017, 11:59:55 AM »
nope, just the plain truth. that's exactly what happens after you grabbed your first pack of dragonshields to start sleeving your collection.

Dragon Shield sleeves are ok, but not my preferred sleeve.  I've come to like the plain transparent Fantasy Flight sleeves.  I like to see the card art.  The key is to IMMEDIATELY sleeve after opening a new game.


I like "penny sleeves" just because they're not so damn bulky.  Most of those thick deck protector ones make the deck size so much larger.  Which can sometimes be a problem, especially if the deck in question was already large or I'm using it with my deck organizer/holder during play.

Unfortunately normal penny sleeves are a bit too wide, leaving extra open space inside. 

So I'll eventually get a big pack of these reportedly tight-fitting thin Japanese card sleeves and see how they hold up.  At twice the cost, I hope they're somewhat resilient.  They seem pretty popular for regular size cards, though, so they must be decent.

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #374 on: April 22, 2017, 01:18:58 PM »
Bawb won't buy an OL clipper. Instead he carefully rubs the corners of his counters round by patiently rubbing them on the stones of Hadrian's Wall.

The old ways still work  ;D

to Bawb, those are modern techniques.
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