Last year at Burning Man our camp (Badlands Bordello) had a wheel you could spin. It had various things on it like take a shot, bartender’s choice, etc. seeing some of the dice projects here I decided to make a rollable version. This is the first iteration.
I had to be careful on the view to keep the post PG.
I didn’t mask the dice. After cutting I simply gave the surface a quick wipe with a wet sponge to remove some of the smoke. Then I filled the engravings with Rub n Buff and wiped off the excess. It took a few passes with clean paper towels to get the surface reasonable clean but I’m happy with the results.
I see the bartender’s choice wasn’t really clean on this photo but it cleaned up nicely and needed a bit more Rub n Buff.
The wife is majorly peeved that the Steam Punk Worlds Fair in NJ (May 4-8) was mismanaged and is no longer. A complete mess since vendors and attendees were left up in the air at the last moment. Lost about $150 on the tickets. The responsible parties have pretty much disappeared.
One other trick to help longevity - so the ink or paint doesn’t run later is to fill the engraves after coloring with a drop or two of CA glue (the really thin stuff is great). Forms a nice protective barrier and can also level the surface if you want.