Dice Towers

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Project by WMD2006 posted 05-03-2012 04:08 PM 2109 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of my older projects. I designed and built the first for a coworker who was a fan of board games. After I put his together I found it too much fun to play with and had to build one for myself.
Each tower has an identical set of four baffles in the middle to randomize the rolls of dice which are dropped in the top. They’re covered in felt and attached with dados and tacked in place with a brad on each side.
The first was built from oak and the second from salvaged black walnut with scrollsawn oak fretwork on the sides.
The third was for another coworker after the first was well received. The dovetails came out well but I had to cut the semicircular hole in the front on my drill press after failing to plan and gluing it together too soon.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 04:43 PM

Those are so cool! Looks like something that ought to sell somewhere…

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 05:26 PM

Very cool, to me less is more and I am partial to the oak one.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 05:44 PM

Those are awesome!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 10:57 PM

Very kool! Now, come on seven/eleven

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 12:10 PM

Very nice, one more thing for my to-do list!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#6 posted 05-05-2012 02:12 AM

Gorgeous! Much better than the one I made out of plywood decking…

-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting that order.

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