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 Post subject: Looking for two-part display cases
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 7:29 am 
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Hello TwistyPuzzles,

I'm looking for a particular type of display case, it has two-parts that slide together to form a perfectly seamless cube.

A very long time ago, I found a "Photo Cube" in a garage sale. The two "C-shape" parts slide together and it is used to display six family pictures. Of course, I never used it for pictures; the dimensions are perfect for my Parker Brothers Soma Cube (this case is 3.25 inches per side, the "walls" are 0.125 inches, so the actual space inside is a 3-inch cube or 27 inĀ³).

Some of you might know Allan Boardman, he creates tiny burrs that are no bigger than half an inch. As you can see here and here, he has the same kind of display case in various sizes. I tried contacting him to inquire about these cases, but it seems his old AOL email address is no longer valid.

I have found several places online that sells the "Photo Cube", but I would like to know if any of you have ever seen this product in smaller sizes. I think they would be perfect as display cases for some small puzzles.

Thanks,

Skarabajo.

Edited to fix nit-pick :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for two-part display cases
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 12:45 pm 
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BallQube cases fit your description. Most models slide together into a seamless cube. Here's their main web site: http://www.ballqube.com/

US Acrylic offers similar boxes under the Containablesā„¢ brand. Not many size choices. http://www.google.com/products?q=containables acrylic

You can find several models from both brands at TAP Plastics. Try the Golf Ball display if you want a smaller size.

(Unimportant nit-pick: the interior of your case is a "3 inch cube" not "3 cubic inches".)


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for two-part display cases
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 12:59 pm 
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Thanks for the info VeryWetPaint, I'll look into these options.

Has anybody seen the actual tiny cases that Allan Boardman uses?

Skarabajo.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for two-part display cases
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Maybe he made them? I remember bending clear acrylic in highschool shop class.

Maybe something similar?

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