When I was younger my friends and I used to play Magic The Gathering all the time. We would stay late after school in the lunch room until the janitor kicked us out. I was never really any good at it but still really enjoyed playing. I stopped playing after a while but still have a couple friends that play.
Both of these friends are great guys. One I grew up with and recently helped myself and my wife out with a financial issue that forced us to give GoFundMe a try. The other has also helped me out a TON and even is allowing me to stay at his place while I attempt to find a new home for my family and myself. So I found these deck holders on Thingiverse.com and thought it would be a good way to say thank you.
These are all remakes of ones I found on Thingiverse.com. I took what they had made and am revamping them to fit my need a little more. But these specific ones are not my design. I printed them at 100% infill because there were some pretty thin sections and I wanted to make sure those were solid and would hold up well. Since I printed a few parts at once the prints took quite a while to complete. This is one of the great things about Familab, I can start a print and if I do not have time to stick around I can leave it to finish overnight. If anyone needs the printer when it is done they will just remove my part and set it aside for me. It’s a really great community with friendly and helpful people! Before I started this print I had purchased some new Hatchbox filament from Amazon.com and I am so glad I did. This stuff is amazing! I was having problems with other filaments, some old some new, different brands, colors, etc. But this stuff worked the first time without a problem.
The only thing is that I am not 100% happy with how they turned out after sanding and painting. For a gift I would say they are totally doable and have the hand made look. However, I want to sell these on my Etsy site so I am going to have to fix that. I looked up how to smooth out the plastic and it seems PLA is terrible for that. Although the prints worked great and look the best I have done so far, I need them smooth. I found that using ABS and an acetone vapor bath is the way to make prints a LOT more smooth looking and even helps the strength as it tends to blend the layers together. These ones are going out to my friends as is but fairly soon I will be redoing these with the actual plastic colors using ABS and a acetone vapor bath. Once those are done I will update you all and have them available on my Etsy site.
As you can see I made a couple deck boxes. The white one with the Magic logo on it fits a deck with the card protectors where the blue one with the Islands logo only fits the deck without the protectors. I am going to change this also. I want all the deck boxes able to hold the cards with the protectors. If you’re going to protect the deck you may as well go a little extra and use the card protectors. Then you’ll need them to fit in the box.
I also included some 1/1 tokens with a generic silver color just for fun. Remember these are not my designs. I am going to design my own to make it more legitimate to sell along with making the minor changes I want in order to make them fit the needs a little better. Feel free to head over to Thingiverse and print your own if you have access to a printer. PLA with sanding and painting isn’t horrible. But I would highly recommend ABS with a vapor bath. Hopefully I will have those ones displayed and ready to sell soon!