Introduction: Dungeons & Dragons Dice Box

I was looking around on the internet for a tutorial to make a box to store my D&D dice sets in, but I only found one good one here on instructables... so I made my own!!!

Step 1: Matirials and Outlining

Stuff I used was:

Templates (Click on the link provided)

Wood ( I used wood that was 1/2 inch thick to 3/4 inches thick, from a company called Build Direct, I got the free samples, you can get what ever you want.)

1" Forstner bit to get nice flat bottom holes, also they are the right size for d&d dice and most other dice

Drill press ( you can also just use a drill)

Miter saw (you can also just use a hand saw)

Router (optional)

Then I just drew the pattern on the wood with a pencil, and used a thumb tack to poke through the center of the circles so I knew where to drill.

Step 2: Drilling and Cutting

Just drill where you marked the holes.

I made two different types of boxes, one without a lid for a display box type, and one with a lid for a storage type.

for the one without a lid, It doesn't really matter how deep you drill, but I go about 3/8 of an inch and adjust from there.

for the one with the lid, drill about 5/8 of an inch either side, just so you have a little extra room.

Initially I was going to make the bigger one round, but I don't have a band saw, so I just used my miter saw to cut it in an octagonal shape, you can also use a hand saw for this step.

Step 3: Routing/Finishing

I then used my router with a 1/2 inch round over bit to smooth out and round the edges. This step is optional but nice.

Then you can do things like wood burn some pattern into the top of your box, but I just left mine plain.

or you can do a solder inlay, which you can find in other instructables.

Step 4: Conclusion

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, I think I am going to oil the smaller one and do a poly-urethane coat on the other.

I also put felt in the little cut out circles, if you want to do this, I recommend you use felt with adhesive already on the back of it, and you should use a quarter for the size of the felt circles, it is the perfect size so your felts will cover the whole bottom!

Leave suggestions down in the comments!!

BTW this is my first instructable, so go easy on me!!

Comments

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Modern Rustic Workshop (author)2017-01-02

Very cool! I could only image the cool possibilities with laser engraving cool patterns on the top!

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Thanks, and yes, I would love to laser something into the top, but I do not own one. If you do, that's awesome!!!

Someday...

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Unfortunately I don't own one either but I was just putting out the idea for anyone who might be trying to make this.

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DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-12-24

Nice. This would be perfect for any tabletop gamer.

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Thanks!!

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Straklin (author)2016-12-25

Nice job. I'm a gamer, and I play D&D. I have a ton of dice. I would like to see this with the dice in it to get a perspective on how many dice it holds. I have also seen "Dice trays" that have felt on the bottom so you can roll your dice in them. One with a cover would be cool so you roll and store your dice in it. Keep up the good work!

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Sir M (author)Straklin2016-12-27

Thanks, Sorry about not having dice, I have am working on making one with a lid, and also dice tray.

Dice trays are taking a bit longer as my design is a strange one, but I will upload a instructable for them too!

Thanks for the feedback!

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