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In quality assurance, especially in electronics and software, white box testing involves testing the internal processes as opposed to black box testing which would test external functionality.

Currently, in the racks there are 51 weapons that are more than 20 inches long and less than 49 inches long. The 20 inches is the length of a standard cardboard carton of which we have dozens.  There are lots of 26 inch long wooden batons that have their own cartons because the boxes they were mailed in have been saved.  There’s something of a gap between 44 inch long weapons like the shinai and the Zhan Ma Dao (horse chopping saber) and 54 inch weapons like the Bagua saber as well as the butterfly wing and sun moon spear. When weapons like sword and saber are taught in class I felt it would be easiest to haul sixteen sword or 16 sabers or both in one container. I could not find a plastic container long enough and I had some surplus lumber around. At least in California forty-eight inches is a common measure for  pre-cut wood, so that was also an influence. So I started by assembling a pile of tools, some accessories (screws, sandpaper and paint) and five 1″ x 12″ x 48″ boards with one 1/4″ x 24″ x 48″ sheet of “oak” plywood and one piece of 1″ x 6″ x  40″ “whitewood”.

First thing was to glue the two worst boards together to form the base. Then the 1″ x 6″ was cut in half to form two reinforcing cleats. That’s Gorilla Glue on the cleats – soon to be turned over.

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