Book Box and Holster

A friend asked me for a box for her tarot cards at LARP and I thought I could do something really cool for her. So here it is: the rack and pinion closure (thank you geek2nurse for the inspiration!) book box. Turning the key latches and unlatches the cover.

The base box is from a pattern found on Thingiverse. I used the Inkscape gears extension to create the rack and pinion set-up and designed the closure and holster in Inkscape. The spider is an icon from The Noun Project.

I’m really excited to make something awesome for a friend, and to get some exposure in the LARP community.

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Your friend will love it, very impressive

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Nice, I love the lock and key idea! Great work.

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That’s gorgeous…really nice work!

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Dig the way you incorporated the leather cover and the box lock. Looks fantastic as well. Thanks for sharing!

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Beautiful work!
A great option would be to add a loop so it can be worn on a belt!

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There is one on the back. I just didn’t want to add too many pictures.

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Fabulous!

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You’ve done something super cool for her! My favorite thing to do with the Glowforge is to make things for friends that are personalized (and no one else will have). :slight_smile: Beautiful piece!!

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Gosh, truly amazing! The extra touches like that closure make it so special.

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Kinda makes me proud – really nice job on the design!

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What a fabulous gift!

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Cool book! :grinning:

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