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« on: June 01, 2010 09:13:30 PM »

SO I was not really going to do this challenge.  Just not much into games is all.  But then I went thrifting and I stumbled upon an old school Scrabble board for $1.99!!  There were tons of tiles, just no Q or Z, and the board was in great shape.  The lid had a bit of damage, but for what I used it for, I think it adds character.  (DANG! I keep foregetting to take before's Tongue)

OK...so Scrabble and I are not friends.  I'm just enough dyslexic for it to be..well...Scrabb-Hell.  I have all ways been fond of the Dyslexics Untie! Tshirts and wanted to use that some where.  The handle is (as far as the internet would tell me) psych speak for fear of spelling.

The back of the handle spells my "handle"....suereal.  I used four of the tiles to support the handle on the inside of the lid, 2 for the hinge, 4 as bumpers for the front corners, one for the latch (that has a magnet and a brad to keep the lid closed...you still can't pick the box up by the lid tho...) and the rest as decoration.

 I tried to turn the tiles so they looked more like patterns than letters.

 The tray/stand pops off the box.  It can be used to hold little projects that I might be working on.  It's lined with what I thought was paper tape, but it's really slick on the not-sticky side so it should be easy to clean up.

My Scrabb-Hell box now holds all my alphabet rubber stamps and other alphabet stuff.  I bought a Clue game and will use that to make boxes to go in the Scrabb-Hell (I finally have a CLUE!!).  But I just got it the other day and did not have time to do that before now.  I should mention as well...I used aluminum kitchen tape to cover any cut edge.  If the edge was good, I tried to not cover them up.  I used Weldbond to glue the tiles to the box.  I used lots and lots of Weldbond to make the tile handle.  It is just tiles and glue, no other support.  All in all I'm happy with it.  It's surprisingly sturdy for just being a board and box.  And hacking it up was great therapy..... Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010 10:35:56 PM »

Very creative.

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010 08:44:40 AM »

scrabble is my favorite game and i was crushed that dh hates it.  but he *is* dyslexic, too, and also hyperlexic, so ... yeah.  i get that, now.

oh also this rocks.

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010 07:06:42 PM »

I love this! And I especially love that you are using it to hold craft supplies!
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 08:25:26 AM »

So inventive
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010 01:32:18 PM »

The box itself is great but I especially love all of the words you used to represent your scrab-hell experience. So creative and fun! The way you did the handle is very cool.

Great job!

« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010 08:29:51 AM »

LOVE love love the sense of humour in this. I'm not dyslexic but I always thought "dyslexics untie" was brilliant. Well done

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010 01:11:47 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I'm really happy with the way it came out.  And it is surprisingly durable.  It went together very easily as well.  Since the game was designed to fit in the box, I didn't have to measure much.  I just found the middle of the lid, and cut it in half.  The tray is the lid of the game box, cut in half and then slid into each other so the bottom overlaps to add more floor strength.

Now I just need to keep working and get the inside boxes done from the CLUE game I bought....
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010 08:28:20 PM »

LOL.  Very funny and nice upcycle of a board game!
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