Look at what I did with my Wicker Man Box!

 
Old 05-13-03, 09:26 PM
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Look at what I did with my Wicker Man Box!


Before it was a 2-disc CD case in a plastic holder so the case doesn't rattle around and two loose chapter index cards.
Now, with a couple of spare DVD cases (thanks AOL!) and a little Dremel work, it's as how it should be. The index cards are tucked behind the disc holders.

Once you cut the DVD case at the seam, you need to cut the other side lengthwise 5 inches from the edge, which puts it right in line where the disc holder flattens out. It's easier to work from the back as it's the flat surface. Score a guideline using a straight-edge and a utility knife. You could probably cut through with a few passes of the utility knife. It would probably make a cleaner cut as the Dremel cutting wheel caused some flash which I had to cut and sand off as well.
For the scoop cut at the top, I used a small plate as a template (a large can would work too) to score a guideline on the back with a utility knife again.
If the case is 5 inches wide, it should make a snug fit, with no adhesives necessary.
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Old 05-13-03, 09:39 PM
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Looks great man!
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Great idea. My pet peeve with the Anchor Bay box or tin sets, are the cheap looking CD cases the discs themselves come in.
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Yeah, nice work!

It's like they went half way on the box but you finished it nicely, plus your able to see both *colorful* discs.

I'll take a pair!
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Very nice! I've got a question?

How did you get manage to keep those inserts to stay at the top?
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Originally posted by Samuel
I'll take a pair!
same here!! very nice work.
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Hmmm, I'm quite impressed. Yes, I do believe, you da man now, dawg.
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Old 05-13-03, 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by J.P.V.
Very nice! I've got a question?

How did you get manage to keep those inserts to stay at the top?
I thought I would have to put a stop on the inside, but it worked without it. It's a tight enough fit that prevents it from sliding down, but not so tight that I have trouble getting it in and out. In fact, I have to slide it down so that I can bend it forward a little to get it out, so a stop would have been in the way. But I won't pull them out often so there's not much of a worry there.
And I've given it a good shake-about, with nary a rattle and the cards still stay in place.
I wanted to use a two-disc Amaray originally and make a pocket on the front side for the cards, but I think this worked out better, prettier and more managable for getting the DVDs out. Cheaper too, as I didn't any spare two-disc Amarays laying about.

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