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Blog entry by Maclegno posted 02-12-2010 04:24 PM 1330 reads 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yet another way to use up scraps; this pair is made from Beech with Mahogany inlays. Those who have had the benefit of a misspent youth will note that the smaller die is a Right-handed one while the larger die (3”) is a Left-handed one. These don’t roll under the furniture so easily.
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-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy



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#1 posted 02-12-2010 04:31 PM

Looks really kewl. I would have never even thought to evaluate right-hand/left-hand…Wait…I didn’t know there was such thing…Never really evaluated that before.

Very nicely executed.

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 05:03 PM

So, does a left hand vs. right hand designed dice roll differently if used in the opposite hand it’s made for?

I do like the look. Quite unique and much more elegant than the plastic version.

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 06:09 PM

Good job—Those are really neat looking

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#4 posted 02-12-2010 06:13 PM

Another cool project Mac

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 06:19 PM

Good enough to die for.

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#6 posted 02-12-2010 06:34 PM

Mike that’s an awful pun!

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 07:35 PM

Inlay is something I am hoping to learn soon. So many cool things you can do with it. Awesome die, by the way.

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 08:00 PM

Craps, Another good Idea. Dice for giants, whats next?!!! Cool idea. Make good End Tables.

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#9 posted 02-13-2010 12:39 AM

These are very nice looking dice….......very cool idea.

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#10 posted 02-13-2010 01:33 AM

thatd be a cute thing to make for my niece, be adding to my to do list :)

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#11 posted 02-13-2010 01:15 PM

Like DaddyZ says. If they make good end tables for giants. they would be easy to move just roll them out of the way LOL..

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#12 posted 02-13-2010 03:09 PM

Dennis: These were easy to inlay, the round dots were done using a forstner bit and the square ones using a mortiser.
Gerard

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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