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there are 2 ways to create "spaces" between them

To make them from wood..... assuming they are still in the plastic boxes.

By subtraction:
One way is to make "dados" or slots into vertical pieces on either side. They can be at 90 degrees to the side or canted down at a slight angle. They will need to be the width of the cassette box thickness plus a little more to allow them to slide in and out. They will need to be far enough apart to give strength to the divider portion in between on the vertical. Grain direction will be important here, to avoid splitting them off. I would not crosscut them for that reason. You would want to use wide boards OR use a plywood or man made material with no grain direction. Getting the dados evenly spaced will be a challenge.

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The other way is to make the dividers shelves out of thin stock, say 1/8" thick and slightly longer than the cassette when laying flat, and glue them to blocks that are the cassette thickness plus a bit. Then you can glue the assembly to the verticals. This method will be heavier than the first because of the added weight of the shelves. This method will result in very evenly spaced divisions because all the spacers will be identical. OR you could use just spacer blocks and NOT use the thin stock as a shelf. This glue up could be easier. You'd need two sizes of blocks, one for the "gap" the other for the cassette box. Just don't get them mixed up and glue the wrong ones.

The first method will require a router and straight cutter, a RAS or tablesaw with a dado set installed. The second will just require some accurately made strips of the appropriate thickness. :yes:
 

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