Wolfgang Zelller
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It was born out of a mistake.

When building my first boards, I made some experiments with the height of the rails. I build a base with rails that were way too high. After glueing the base together I tried out how that board would play and the high rails felt so wrong, I had to change it somehow.

Sanding down 12mm excess seemed too much work and routing or sawing won't work so well with the bent wood, I already made that experience. So instead I decided to add another 12mm layer of plywood under the deck to fix the height of the playing surface in relation to the rails.

Then suddenly it appeared somehow stupid to waste such a lot of wood without having any function except leveling the deck. Why not have a little fun here?

First step was to use the routing compass and cut out the board:



I also cut out some small round stripes from the waste and then I did a little thinking, some planning and lots of scribbling:



After some more scribbling I drilled several holes:



And again some work with the trusty routing compass:



The final cuts have been done with the jigsaw. I can't help, but it reminds me of Xena's chakram somehow (or is it more like Krull's glaive?):



The latches in place:



And here is how they work :



Little neodym magnets are holding the latches in place:



This is how the discs are stored below the deck (sorry, a little blurry):



And now it is time to glue the cover on top of that dungeon:



That board has still another fancy detail, but to show that I need to finish other things first. But somebody asked me about the way I did a disc storage, that's why I posted this now.

I hope you enjoyed the pics.

Edit: Typos
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Ian McCarthy
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So, you have to turn the board on its side to get the discs out?

Looks awesome.
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Wolfgang Zelller
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KenToad wrote:
So, you have to turn the board on its side to get the discs out?

Just a little. After removing the latches, tilting it is enough to have the discs roll into the ditch.

Otherwise I would have needed to install a spring-loaded mechanism .

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Looks awesome.

Thanks.
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Mike Linford
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Very Cool!
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Cody Walker
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Wow. Very nice.
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Wolfgang Zelller
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Thanks again to everybody for thumbs, tips and kind words.

Here is a video showing how the discs get removed:

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Ben Stanley
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Rather than a spring loaded mechanism, you could spin the board really hard and let the centrifugal force get all your discs out.
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F*** it! Do it LIVE!
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brilliant

they should all be made this way.
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Andrew Garttmeyer
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Very Nice!
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