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Hello, /diy/!

I am an arts and craftsy kind of person, and I am attempting to remake a board game (Tsuro) using wooden tiles and leather instead of cardboard tiles and cardboard board.

I have a friend willing to help out with the leather, but I'm trying to source the wooden tiles, and its actually surprisingly hard. I wanted 2"x2"x1/8" wooden tiles, but the only places I can find them are craft stores, for $1 a tile and $36 seems high for what equates to 2"x2"x4.5" of balsa wood.

Googling has not produced good results, and the best value I've found then is $30 for 50, and that is for lazer-carved stuff that has practically scorch marks on it.

Have I just drastically underestimated my costs, or am I missing where to buy?
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do you know what a saw is and does?
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>>1218005
Oh, shit, you're right, sorry. I forgot to mention I'm a penniless millenial who doesn't own a big saw or even have the space for one.

I mean fuck, I'd just pay the $40 for the wood if I had fucking power tools.
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>>1218009
https://www.amazon.com/GreatNeck-BSB14-Inch-Miter-Box/dp/B00004Z2R8
you're a dumb bitch is what you are
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>>1217996
>>1218009
If you want to craft, you need tools. The tools are of much greater importance than whatever you're trying to craft. If you want to be successful, invest in the tools.
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Find a friend or relative with a pair of testicles and borrow their saw.
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>>1218009
then go die, you screaming millenial trashfire. You're everything wrong with this fucking world. If you don't have tools and a workshop, you don't FUCKING BELONG HERE
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>>1218042
Blame pinterest
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>>1217996
Cutting wood with a laser? fuck no...

Anyway, you need tools.
Start off simple with a mitre box, couple of hand saws, jig saw, glue, clamps and MDF, its cheap, you can fuck it up and it won't cost a lot.
Leather is kinda iffy, but anyway- veneers exist for a reason, they look nice and generally aren't too horrendously expensive
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>>1217996
What kind of gay ass shit are you doing were you need eighth inch wood? That won't support any weight at all
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>>1218351

they are tiles, so I guess you lay them on the board.

OP you can buy a sheet of 1/4 plywood with decent surfaces for a few dollars, and any saw in the world will easily cut it. 1/8 thick wood doesn't really exist in stores, and you need a decent saw to make it out of a block.
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>>1217996
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOZaHus4b-M
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>>1218035
>>1218042
I like you both.

There is nothing I despise most than all these "LOL MAKING STUFF IS EASY" videos - using crap material, crap tools, crap methods to make crap. Mostly said material is pallets.

Same way as, being someone who finds joy in cooking well, I hate all that "TASTY" crap.

Yes, because skill, experience, proper tools and time invested are all for retards - you can sleep on a box of pallets and decorate the walls with repurposed rubbish.
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>>1217996
Just buy the tiles. It's not even expensive for a non-consumable
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>>1218012

making nice cuts- nice enough to want to use in a handheld board game- is not going to happen with a $12 saw and miter box from Amazon.

Say you get the saw. Well, that saw has an 1/8th inch of slop brand new (worse after you use it a few times). So you have to cut everything oversize and then sand and file it to final dimension. Well, now you've got to get a high quality sanding block and a set of files. Another $10 on Amazon for each (for the shittiest version you can find). Add in $5 for sandpaper. But wait, nobody can sand a 2"x2" block of wood accurately and square by hand, so now you get the shittiest bench vise you can find for another $10.

So now you're in $47 for the shittiest tools you could find for a one-off project and you haven't even bought the wood yet. Not to mention now you've got to put in the effort.

So, $36 at a craft store might be a ripoff, but doing it by hand to the same level of quality is a pain in the ass and at least twice as expensive. Sure, if you buy the tools you might re-use them and make it an investment. It might be the start of something beautiful, or OP might end up hating himself and hating woodworking because he's bought the shittiest crap tools that you can buy.

My recommendation OP: find some kind of local woodworker hobby meeting, and offer $20 for anyone willing to make you a set of 36 tiles out of whatever hardwood scrap they have laying around.

A cheap table saw should be good enough to cut 1/8" slices of wood (along the grain). If you're lucky you might be able to find someone with a bandsaw with a resaw blade, which is designed for cutting thin strips of wood from larger pieces. Then rip the wood down to long 2" width and 1/8" thickness planks, then use a miter saw to cut 2" sections out of each plank. You're going to get tear-out so I would use masking tape to wrap a bunch of planks into a stack and cut them all simultaneously. Each plank will support the one above it.
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>>1217996
>Cardboard
>veneer
>Glue
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3mm 1'x1' craft plywood - $2-3 at the home center
utility knife - $2+ at the home center
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>>1219431
Man, if some kind of whiny kiddy trash showed up at any meets, I hope everyone covers him in spit for daring to show his hippy ass.

>>1219319
Fucking signed. Fucking liberal scum thinking they can just watch a few videos and grab a hot glue gun from fucking wal-mart and make something.

Whatever they make ends up being about as valuable as the choices they made in life AND the net worth of President Shillary merchandise.
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>>1218042
Chill bro

Everyone starts somewhere in DIY. A stable of tools and functional workshop is something that comes with time. In the meanwhile, the urge to make things still needs to be exercised.
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>>1218042
My workshop was murdered by a large tree and fuck you.
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>>1218352
Yeah, maybe get a jigsaw and 1/4 veneer plywood. Stain different colors
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>>1221563
KEK. Well, wtf ahould i craft that will sell. I have basic knowledge and can learn.

Wtf do these yuppy housewives spend their money on besides pills and wine?
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>>1218009
Who needs power tools?

https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&site=&source=hp&q=paul+sellers+poor+man%27s&oq=paul+sellers+poor+man%27s&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i22i30k1l3.128.4202.0.4222.24.16.0.0.0.0.299.1824.0j5j4.9.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..15.9.1820.0..35i39k1j0i67k1j0i20k1j0i20i46k1j46i20k1j0i131k1.Cf738zUdnCk
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>>1217996
>>1218009

So my question is why you are doing both wood and leather. are you using wood as the tile and leather as the board? it seems like it would make more sense to make a wood board and leather tiles.

A bigger question is how you are going to emboss or paint the lines so that they line up accurately.

>>1219319
If you use shit tools and shit materials and 10x as much time you can still end up with something nice.
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>>1218009
If you really are a millennial hipster faggot as you say your hipster faggot neighborhood probably has a tool library you can use staffed by other hipster faggots
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>>1221563
>Man, if some kind of whiny kiddy trash showed up at any meets

found the neckbeard who bought expensive tools off his autism disability but is hated by everone at meets because he thinks he's better than everyone else
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