Aluminum Die

Introduction: Aluminum Die

A few years ago, I took a scrap piece of aluminum and machined this die.  It is traditional for the opposing faces pips(spots) to add up to seven.  To gett the opposing faces to add to seven, you must have the numbers 1, 2 and 3 share a common vertex.  There are two different ways to arrange the 1, 2, and 3.  Either clockwise which is referred to as left-handed, or counter-clockwise which is referred to as right-handed.  I went with the clockwise layout and I am very happy with the final result.

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    paqrat
    paqrat

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I dislike being unoriginal but this is beautiful.

    this is cool as!
    how big is it?
    probly dumb but, what do you suggest for polishing? felt tip and what?

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    scbydoob
    scbydoob

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! It's 1/2". I used a buffing wheel, with a solid polishing compound, for the faces and edges. On the pips, I used the same compound with a dremel polisher.

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    scbydoob
    scbydoob

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I stopped after one, for some reason. I was going to make six to use for playing farkle. Thanks for the interest!

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    scbydoob
    scbydoob

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! Just a drill bit for the pips and a polishing bit on a dremel.