Netrunner Boxes Assembly

Netrunner Boxes Assembly

Align all of the box top pieces on top of the simple rectangle. As seen here, the hexagon engraved piece sits within the thin frame, and the two rectangles at the end provide alignment - just as they were aligned during the cut.

Glue only the center engraved piece and remove the alignment pieces (but keep them - we’ll use them later).

Once removed, let the glue dry.

Once the glue is dried, flip the lid over and glue the thin frame in place, using the small rectangles for alignment again.

Remove the rectangles.

A view of my assembly line of lids.

With the lids done, we can glue the box together. First, glue the acrylic front and wooden back to the bottom. Don’t wait for the glue to set before moving onto the next step.

While the glue is wet, glue in one side of the box.

Flip it over and glue in the next side.

Here’s a close up of the gluing sequence. I used a toothpick to smear some elmer’s wood glue on the interior portion of the tab. This will be pressed against the wall when glued.

It’s easiest to “roll” the wall in from one side to the back, that way you’re only fighting one series of tabs at once.

Here’s the entire side glued and slotted in.

Wrap the front and back in tape to keep all the pieces pressed together while the glue sets.

Once the glue has set, the lid will slot in the top. It’s a pressure fit in the front and back.

And then you’re done! It looks really neat when lit up from the inside as well.

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