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  • wood-n-things
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    Actually I have found flocking material to be quite robust and hardy.

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  • jim bell
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    i have a couple made of cherry and some in ash. i also did a box from some left-over bamboo flooring which has a cork liner which is fine.

    i did consider flocking but thought that maybe some of fibers would get knocked off by the sharpness of the puzzle pieces.

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  • wood-n-things
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    What material are you making the boxes from. Have you considered adding a felt lining? Perhaps flocking the interiors?

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  • jim bell
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    Inside Finish on puzzle boxes

    I am finishing some boxes to put the puzzles in and wonder if i should finish the inside of the box and if so, with what type?

    I am spraying lacquer on the outside, just not sure if over time any type of finish will effect the puzzle pieces.

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