Publish or Perish D6 Die

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#1

My brother is a political scientist who has spent the past 40 years in academia. He was recently named professor emeritus, so I made him this 25mm D6 die to give him a bit more time for golf and travel…


Engraved at 1/200/240

I made another one and painted the engrave with acrylic paint, but I like this one better.

The faces are:

  • Accept
  • Reject
  • Minor Changes
  • Major Changes
  • Revise & Resubmit
  • Open Access!

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#2

Cool! Love the personal touch! :smile::+1:


#3

What a great gift!

Hey, if not acrylic paint, how’d you get the cool gold?


#4

this is brilliant, great gift.


#5

If they’re the dice I use, that’s the color of an engrave.


#6

It’s just the color off the lasered acrylic. At arm’s length, it looks light brown / tan.


#7

Yep - burnt urea :smile:


#8

Oh nice! Looks a bit metallic inn the pic. Must be the lighting. Great contrast. Wil be attempting this soon!


#9

This is a really cool idea.
This got me thinking about replacing the dice in a magic 8-Ball
:8ball:


#10

Oh, so cool! I can see using these with all sorts of phrases to customize for each gifted.


#11

Love this. I have a few things I was planning to do with dice, though not sure enough for the bulk order of dice I was planning.

Is anyone else having trouble figuring out the projects/materials balance?

Oops, I have this material, so I need a project for it. I have this project, now I need the material for it.


#12

I… may… have this problem. Whether it’s needing to have 3D printer filament in every possible color just in case, drawers full of paper and vinyl for the craft cutter (but someday I might want to make birthday cards!), a pile of unused test materials and potentially-interesting-someday CNC bits (just have to have a free weekend to spend experimenting with feeds and speeds), or the electronics parts that are threatening to turn my basement into a Digi-Key warehouse (nothing worse than being in the middle of a project and not having the right n-channel MOSFET)… it will only get worse when I have a laser as yet another excuse to speculatively acquire supplies for it.


#13

I was JUST discussing with my wife that we need to establish a personal materials budget. That is to say, that materials we use on items to sell have no limit, but for personal use we need one. If we don’t, well, I can’t afford the habit we’re about to suffer.


#14

If you were to tell me that this is how all of my papers were evaluated I would 100% believe you. Hilarious idea!


#15

I forgot to mention that the inspiration for this project was the recent unveiling of a monument to peer review in Moscow:

Their version only had five options for obvious reasons, so I added “Open Access!” :wink:


#16

I’m very excited :grinning:, just to imagine that I could make dice for everything, what I eat, where to go, who pays the bill hahaha I would not have to decide anything :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#17

I’m totally making a “where to eat” set… that’s a great idea


#18

and for the spouses of folks like your brother: “I choose an Academic life.” not an easy path…


#19

Looks like an excellent result. I’m definitely going to doing some dice once the GF comes in.


#20

where do you get the dice?

My daughter likes to make games, so if we can create custom dice, she is going to go ballistic. but in a good way. :slight_smile: