Monday, March 11, 2019

FREE : CCG Sorting Box Made from Foam Core Laser Cutter Plans

So I found this file on thingiverse, by BTSculptor . However his file doesn't include how to build the box, is a bit cluttered, e.g,  has an extra piece that is'nt needed.  After testing it out, after sorting, getting the cards out can be tricky as there is no finger slot.  So I added in a finger slot, and organized the file a bit.   This sorting box should be able to handle most regular ccgs sizes, like Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, etc., with and without card sleeves.

I used a laser cutter, but you could do this with a vinyl/craft cutting machine like the cricut or cameo machines, or even just print out the pieces you need and glue them to the foam core, or cardboard.

You can fine my.svg file here:

The blue line is a score and on my glowforge the settings I used were 200 speed 25 power.  This cuts through the top layer of the paper and into the foam but not the backing paper forming a hinge.

The rest of the lines should all be set for a cut operation, which on the glowforge is 200 speed and 60 power.  This will give you a good clean cut and minimal charring.

You'll need one short piece, 3 divider pieces, 2 edge pieces, and 4 card slot hinged pieces.

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Here is how to build the box...

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