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BIG BOY/GIRL DICE made on my pantograph

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Project by luv2learn posted 232 days ago 1305 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Playing dice games with young children around is an iffy thing, especially if they think the dice are candy. A few days ago fellow Lumberjock, Oakhill, posted some really cool dice that he made. He also posted pictures of the jig he made to make them with. This gave me the impetus to make some using my 3D pantograph.

This idea was not original to me but the brainchild of Matthais Wandel creator of Woodgears.ca I built my pantograph some time ago using Matthais' plans He then posted a project making dice using his pantograph.

Unlike Oakhill, who used nice hardwood to build his, I used glued up 2×4s since this was my first attempt and I didn’t want to screw up nice wood. The dice are 2 1/2” cubes.

As you can see, these dice would make for a great game of FLOOR YAHTZEE

With all the holiday treats and good food, bending over to pick up the dice might be a good thing LOL!!

Thanks for looking, and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 232 days ago

Really cool project – should provide hours of family fun.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 232 days ago

Super nice! Do you use a particular manufacturer of router and bits to have such excellent results? And, your finish is extra fine. Yes, I see Woodgears’ router is the Bosch Colt of which I currently have on my wish list.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Diggerjacks

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#3 posted 232 days ago

Hello Luv

I love them

Very very very very beautiful

In my favorite

Thanks a lot for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 232 days ago

Thanks Bill.

Russell, I get my bits from MLCS Woodworking I use a Ryobi trim router with a Harbor Freight speed controller.

Thanks for the kind words Digger.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 232 days ago

Very slick!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 232 days ago

Great looking dice for a great cause—family!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 232 days ago

Good idea to use with small children around. They turned out awesome. Kind of big to shoot craps with.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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bigogre

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#8 posted 232 days ago

Those are pretty cool. Might have to make some for presents.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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bigogre

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#9 posted 232 days ago

Seriously,

You built that pantograph? I just checked out your link to that project. Someday I will learn to follow plans, if only to make one for myself.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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luv2learn

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#10 posted 232 days ago

Jim, John, Dave, and bigogre, thanks for the kind words. Bigogre, I have seen the awesome boxes you build buddy building the pantograph should be a piece of cake for you.

Dave, you could use these dice in a BIG crap game LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 232 days ago

Wow Lee what a cool project. Great idea for the kids! The dice look really nice and that’s a super idea on that jig. Glad to see your getting some use from you Pantograph. I still haven’t use my Horizontal Router yet.
Your work is always clean and professional looking!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 232 days ago

Thanks Tony, the hardest part is dragging the pantograph out and setting it up. Now that it is out and set up I need to come up with a few more projects for it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#13 posted 232 days ago

L2L, I studied on the plans for the one they had in shopnotes a while back….my assesment was a derisive snort and a resounding, if sarcastic…YEAH RIGHT, WHO IS GONNA BUILD ONE OF THOSE….guess i have my answer…lol Looks like you got it right buddy. nice job on the dice….NICE

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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luv2learn

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#14 posted 232 days ago

Buster, ya just have to go for it…lol!! One thing about working with wood is that if you screw it up you can always use it to keep you warm.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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HuckD

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#15 posted 232 days ago

Nice job Lee. Those look great. Isn’t the 3D pantograph a neat tool? I recently used mine to make a grave marker for my sister’s 14 year old Brittany Spaniel. Looked nice, but I forgot to make a picture.

I use a Craftsman 19.2v cordless router in mine. Works great.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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