Gift card box (with svg)

A bit late, here’s a gift card box I made for last Chanukah. It holds 8-ish gift cards.

SVG file:
cardbox2

Instructions:

  1. Make sure both layers are set to Cut, and put the small holes above the larger outlines. Print it!
  2. Stick the bottom piece (the thin one without any holes) through the side pieces (the thin ones with holes). Don’t worry, they’re symmetric and you can’t get them backwards.
  3. Spread glue on the lower edges of the front, back, and side pieces (see picture), and glue them all together. The two holes in the back piece should be at the top, away from the bottom piece.
  4. Light a tea candle, let it burn for a bit, and use a toothpick to gather up wax and scrape it along both the outside AND inside of the curved section of the hinges. This will help the top open easily and prevent it from sticking.
  5. Insert each hinge piece by sticking the long part down the inside of the box and feeding the curve through the hole. Turn them so they’re pointing up.
  6. One at a time, press each hinge into the holes in the top piece. The holes in the top piece should be closest to the hinge.
  7. Work the hinge a few times to make sure the top opens and closes smoothly.
  8. Get a cheap Chanukah art kit from Michaels (or something equivalent) and decorate the box.
  9. Pack it with gift cards!
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Thanks for the file. Don’t stay away so long next time. :wink:

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That’s a great hinge design! Thanks for sharing :smiley:

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Great idea! When I restored furniture I would often tell folks to use a wax candle along the edges of “sticky” drawers, after that they will slide in and out easily. Thank you for sharing this file!

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Nice share, and nice tip! Thank you!

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Yeah, it’s not often that I see an innovative hinge like that. Nice trick. I wonder if you could reduce the chances that it would catch by putting a bevel or an angle on the inside corner of the curved portion of the hinge? Or possibly by intentionally making the curve too tight and flexing it as you put it on?

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Again, cool hinge! Thanks for the share!

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Nice hinge, I don’t think I’ve seen this particular version before.

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I’ve went ahead and moved this to the free section for ease of use :wink:

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Very nice share, thank you! Haven’t seen a hinge like that before. Can’t wait to try it!

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Nice share, thanks!

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I love hinges! Thanks for the great design.

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This is great. Is it 3mm or 4mm? Also, I use the canned spray lube for hinges and drawers. It dries immediately and without any mess or smell.

leslie

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It’s designed for the 3mm draftboard.

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