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Dice Box

There are a lot of 3d printed, CNC-carved, and otherwise manufactured dice boxes out there, most of which have a D&D theme, with that dragon-y ampersand on them. But I wanted something a little more in line with my system of choice.

Easel from Inventibles is my tool of choice for doing stuff for my CNC for ease of use. If my garage was in range of wifi, I might use something else, but direct connectivity isn't an option, so I'm resigned to downloading files and physically carrying a thumb drive to where my CNC lives. Anyway, this was a four-layer design: the top with an engraved design, inside of lid, main box body, and bottom of box. This allowed me to easily do two-sided machining on the lid and cut much, much faster on the box than doing pockets sunk into a larger block would have been. Holes at the corners let me stack pieces up on dowels for easy alignment and gluing. It's all oak; the box body is half-inch, while the other pieces are quarter inch. I may do something with different woods at some point and maybe stain and otherwise finish it. And it took a bit of wrangling to get the eye-in-the-pyramid design cleanly off of some images from SJ Games and get that stuffed into a triangle shape.

How did it work out? Not too bad. Lid:

And the open box:

Full of eye-in-the-pyramid dice from the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game, plus some Munchkin dice and a couple of others. Those shiny bits at the corners are why this could never, ever be an SJ Games product. They're little button magnets, which do an excellent job of keeping the box closed (I can turn it upside down without worrying about it opening), but are apparently a nightmare for product safety testing.


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