Here is my latest tower. I made a small change, 1 remembered to mirror back the side the pieces to make it faster to engrave details. And made the lid pieces taller will upload the changes soon
Dice tower-v2.pdf (4.2 KB)
I already see one thing I will have to change in the next version. The bottom ramp sits back a bit now and I could see a die getting caught there. I think I may have to extend the ramp a bit and make it a tad longer.
Actually if you cut an extra piece 2 1/4 x 2 7/8 it fits onto the last angled piece. I suppose I could get the gap smaller on the sides, but it lines up perfectly with the front, so no lip for dice to hang up on. I used draftboard for the first one and we’ll need to glue it but my kids love it!
That would fix this one but I will have to make a couple more so I still have to tweak the design. But I like the easy fix!
Love that you put the 20 side up. Was that intentional, or just “the way the dice landed”?
Also slightly off topic but those engraves are unmodified. Mahogany engraves jet black.
I like that very much, I have a bit of Mahogany in my shop, I should really make something out of it that I can engrave on. Love that wood.
i left a small gap between panels and the walls so that if something were to become jammed in the box you would have a way to access the middle levels. so i would like a way to preserve that feature but also reduce the gap.
Mine isn’t collapsible, either I missed that memo or I just got excited and glued it together. But
I did take out the bottom lip of the doorway since I ended up gluing it together. Dice were getting stuck there fairly regularly. Also lined the capture tray with a bit of leather… no particular reason why, just had some on hand.
Edit: The back
Not your fault. I didn’t think about it til later. Thankfully I just made it of draftboard so I hacked the bottom lip of the doorway out with a box cutter. Bout an hour and a half of cutting and engraving total, and I don’t know how long finding, tracing, and positioning the engraves. I might have just wanted to have a “finished” thing in my hands and didn’t worry too much about the minutiae until it was too late.
I do plan on making another one out of something other than draftboard, so I will revisit it again. Personally I don’t think the bottom lip of the exit door really adds much structurally even without the tray. Perhaps longer tabs, to connect to a base, and through to a tray if people decide to go that route.
that is quite the engraving. glad i could save you some time. i tried to make the design so you could print the tower without the tray, if materials were an issue. i guess i forgot to add a key to the cut list
Thanks for sharing this design! I’m the only one in my gaming group without my own dice tower, but now I can fix that.
Go with a tray instead
Haha, I actually already have a dice box/tray combo. I just want that deafening rattle of my rogue’s 10d6 sneak attack echoing in a tower. I’ll have to use a material that can take a lot of abuse…
Your tray looks neat, though! I love seeing everyone’s creative designs here.
You want to make an impression, get yourself some tungsten dice. they are brutally heavy. I hung out with the guys at Norse Foundry at the last DragonCon, it’s really astounding how much heft tungsten has.
Of course, there’s the slight matter of price… Their 7 die set is $475.
There’s other options for impression making, like
I haven’t gotten around to engraving them yet, gotta rig up a tray-less engraving template, then do it over and over one engrave per side. Ugh. Come on, GF, add a pause/break action in the UI so I can engrave, pause, adjust, engrave, pause, adjust, etc.
It was this guy’s birthday yesterday, so I whipped up a tower for him. He’s a PhD mathematician specializing in knot theory, so I made the theme Celtic knots. And if the Celtic astrology website I found is to be believed, his significant animals are seals, seagulls, and sea horses, so I put seahorses on it.
Love it! (Two of my favorite things too.)