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I need 30 or so 2 inch by 4 inch rectangles. Where or how can I get some?

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galeninjapan wrote:
I need 30 or so 2 inch by 4 inch rectangles. Where or how can I get some?

Made of what? What thickness? Do they need to be precisely 2"x4", or can they be slightly larger or smaller?

--Randy

Anonymous
I need some rectangles.

My first suggestion:

Illustration board
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36" (or 1m, whichever works wherever you are) metal straight-edge
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utility knife

If you're uneasy about cutting your own, then go to a local frame shop and see if they have some scrap matte board they can cut down for you.

Good luck!

Anonymous
I need some rectangles.

The size doesnt have to be precise but 2X 4 is what I prefer. I dont want to cut them myself. Thickness doesnt matter neither does the material.

Anonymous
I need some rectangles.

If thickness or matterial doesn't matter, you could just go to a hobby store and buy craft wood squares and some glue. The just glue them together. I know the craft stores sell stuff like that in my area in a variety of shapes (stars, squares, ovals, et cetera).

I imagine the proportions are more important than the actual dimensions (I've been reading your other posts). But I think the wood may have a good look for your game.

Anonymous
I need some rectangles.

Congratulations, it sounds like your samurai game is moving into the prototype stage!

I have had a great deal of success making artboard squares using chipboard (with artwork spray mounted onto it). I use a rotary cutting board with a mounted cutter. I use some scrap 1x2 wood and some small quick-clamps to make a cutting fence. That ensures that all are exactly the same. Ruler and knife would work fine too, but this will go much faster with more accurate results (all tiles will be exactly the same size).

Best of luck!!

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I've had great success using a cardboard (in my case) fence for cutting cards, too. They end up identically sized and so they shuffle well.

Galen, if you really don't want to make them yourself I'd be happy to make them for you for a small fee and postage.

-- Matthew

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SiskNY wrote:
Congratulations, it sounds like your samurai game is moving into the prototype stage!

I have had a great deal of success making artboard squares using chipboard (with artwork spray mounted onto it). I use a rotary cutting board with a mounted cutter. I use some scrap 1x2 wood and some small quick-clamps to make a cutting fence. That ensures that all are exactly the same. Ruler and knife would work fine too, but this will go much faster with more accurate results (all tiles will be exactly the same size).

Best of luck!!

Would either you or Fastlearner be willing to provide a picture of this technique? For some reason I just can't picture this in my head.

-Michael

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FastLearner wrote:
Galen, if you really don't want to make them yourself I'd be happy to make them for you for a small fee and postage.

I'm still waiting on 8/7c card templates :evil:

Heh, what kind of fee do you have in mind?

- Seth

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sedjtroll wrote:
I'm still waiting on 8/7c card templates :evil:

You'd be surprised how motivated I become when money enters the picture. :eviler grin:

darkehorse wrote:
Would either you or Fastlearner be willing to provide a picture of this technique? For some reason I just can't picture this in my head.

I don't have a picture of it right now, though I can take one next time I do it.

In the case of cards (would work the same with tiles), first I trim the excess off two perpendicular edges of the original page by laying the paper down on the trimmer bed and lining one edge up with 10.75" (trim) and then turn it 90 degrees and line an edge up with 8" (trim). Now two of the four edges are trimmed off, which is all I need.

Next I take a piece of extra-thick chipboard (two sandwiched together in this case) that's about 6" x 6" and lay it on the bed of the rotary trimmer. I place one edge at 3.5" with the rest of the cardboard extending off to the higher measurements, effectively creating a clear area between the blade and the 3.5" mark. I tape this down, including a piece of tape along the edge closest to the blade, creased down hard against the chipboard and the trimmer bed. This last piece of tape keeps the cardstock (laminated in my case) from slipping under the chipboard.

Then I put the cardstock under the cutter and push the (previously trimmed) edge up against the chipboard, such that it's precisely 3.5" away from the blade automatically. Slice. Slide the cardstock further in. Slice. Slide it in again. Slice. Discard excess trim. Move the chipboard to 2.5" and repeat with the new slices.

End result: identically-sized cards that are extremely close to 2.5" x 3.5" and pretty quickly, too.

I'll still take the pix to make it more clear, but not until the next time I need to cut cards.

-- Matthew

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FastLearner wrote:
You'd be surprised how motivated I become when money enters the picture. :eviler grin:

... So how much!? I might want tiles too (like Galen's)

- Seth

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Hey,
Just thought you might be interested in this link, if you haven't discovered it already. These folks have wooden rectangles in a variety of sizes....

http://www.craftparts.com/mall/Geometrics2.asp

personally I haven't ordered from them, but they seem to have a pretty nice selection. (and yes, they are linked from the "web resources" portion of this site)

peace,
Tom

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nosissies wrote:
These folks have wooden rectangles in a variety of sizes....

http://www.craftparts.com/mall/Geometrics2.asp
This one seems to be the closest to a 2:1 aspect ratio...

ST-5200*

2 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 1/8"

Use 2 5/8" square spaces with a 1/8" segmenting line between them (the line can be invisible, or cut into the wood rather than drawn on it).

- Seth

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