Dice Box/Vault

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Dice Box/Vault

I’m going to show you how to make polyhedral dice boxes. My friends play dungeons and dragons and asked me to make some dice boxes for them. I think they came out really well and will suit their needs. I engraved the top of the boxes with the d & d logo as an added effect.

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  1. Wood
  2. Saw
  3. Drill
  4. Magnets
  5. Stain
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Step 1:

I started out by ripping 3/4 in maple to the size of the various boxes that I was making. I used a table saw for this but you could use a pull saw.

Next I set up a stop block on the miter saw to make the repeated cross cuts easier.

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Step 2:

I layed out all the boxes and then attached drilling templets to the wood using spray adhesive. This part was tricky to get them lined up properly. Just take your time.

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Step 3:

I drilled one inch holes into the wood to hold the dice. I should have added a center point in each circle to make this process easier. After I finished drilling this piece I did the same to all the others. This took awhile to finish.

I then sanded all the pieces up to 220 grit sandpaper.

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Step 4:

I used my cnc machine to engrave logos to the box tops.

I wanted one box to have hexagons instead of circles so I cut that out in the cnc machine. You could do this by hand with a chisel but would take a really long time.

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Step 5:

I used watch walnut stain for the boxes because I like how that stain soaks into the wood. I was having trouble staining the circles and hexes so I ended up just dipping my finger in the stain and spreading it around. Staining all the pieces took a long time.

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Step 6:

I wanted to hold these boxes together with magnets. So I just used super glue to hold them in place. They are plenty strong.

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Overall, I love how these came out and more importantly my friends love them as well.