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Pasquale DAlessio
Film God

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From: Bristol,RI, USA
Registered: May 2010


 - posted February 07, 2012 12:38 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Since I got my Elmo ST1200 I have been editing films together on 800' & 1200' reels. However, I don't always have the boxes for the reels. So here is a way to make your own in about a half hour. I left the top open for the film to breathe. I got the idea from a LP record jacket.

Here's what you need:

1 foam board 1.00 at Dollar Store
2 Hot glue gun
3 Sharp utility knife
4 straight edge

I have posted pics to show what I did.

The 1st pic shows the lawout, 2nd pic pieces cut, 3rd pic 3 edges glued, 4th pic bothe side on, 5th pic view from top, 6th pic my own graphics done with Photoshop.

I some of you find this useful. I am a box art lover so I have to have boxes with artwork on my films. I just don't like film cans!

Enjoy!

PatD

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Grant Fitzgerald
Expert Film Handler

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From: Owatonna, MN
Registered: Oct 2011


 - posted February 07, 2012 02:04 PM      Profile for Grant Fitzgerald   Author's Homepage   Email Grant Fitzgerald   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Very nice! Seems allot easier then my cereal box and paper one. : )

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Pasquale DAlessio
Film God

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 - posted February 07, 2012 03:26 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Grant! It's durable also.

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Janice Glesser
Film Goddess

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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
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 - posted February 07, 2012 03:38 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Your boxes look great Pat! Thanks for the How-To pics.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted February 07, 2012 07:38 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Your welcome Janice. It was fun to do. Now fix that ELMO! [Wink]

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Jim Schrader
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From: Savage, MN, USA
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 - posted February 07, 2012 08:45 PM      Profile for Jim Schrader   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I better keep my 800' boxes they are hard to get.

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Akshay Nanjangud
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Dallas, TX
Registered: Nov 2011


 - posted February 07, 2012 09:22 PM      Profile for Akshay Nanjangud   Email Akshay Nanjangud   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Superb! Thanks!

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Pasquale DAlessio
Film God

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From: Bristol,RI, USA
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 - posted February 08, 2012 03:48 AM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
@Jim

Here's a site that ssells 800' white boxes
http://usrecordingmedia.com/openreelboxes.html

@Akshay

Thanks!

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Jim Schrader
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 - posted February 08, 2012 08:55 PM      Profile for Jim Schrader   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
not bad for 2.00 may have to pick up a few thanks pat

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted February 08, 2012 08:57 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just sharin' the wealth Jim! I actually got the link from Dan Lail. I wish they had 1200' boxes.

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Laksmi Breathwaite
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Las Vegas
Registered: Nov 2010


 - posted February 12, 2012 12:23 AM      Profile for Laksmi Breathwaite   Email Laksmi Breathwaite   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey Pasquale I think making the Boxes are cool. You got a could instrution for it. I have made my share of box covers you should know. But I love to get a box or clam in mint for a film. It is hard to find. Any way keep up the good work!  - Notice the Superman box cover I made for my 1940 cartoon collection and Thunderball trailer box.  -

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted February 15, 2012 12:05 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
HI Laks

It's all about the boxes!!! Thank's for your reply.

Pat [Eek!]

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