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post #1 of 9 Old 10-13-2019, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Bubinga & Bloodwood D&D dice box and tray with custom koi fish inlay

Inspired by the talented people at Wyrmwood I wanted to make myself a box to hold my dice & mini for d&d games as well as a box to roll my dice. I choose a solid piece of bubinga for the main body of the character vault with bloodwood trim. I inlayed a mixture of walnut, bloodwood, birch(?), and three additional mystery woods for the koi, I used sand shading to add some depth, then inlayed Sterling Silver and Jet Stone for the line work. The Dice tray was made from bloodwood and lined with a piece of leather hide. This was my second project (the first was this similar [walnut box]) after having not done anything with wood in over 10 years, the end result was so much better than I anticipated when I started. I'd love to hear feedback from you more experienced folks.
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Very nice, Eric! Good choice of woods and the inlay looks nice. I like the sand shading. Is there a finish on the box? Good job!

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Thanks! I just finished it with a coat of Tung Oil to bring out the natural character of the woods.
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Lordie! That some very nice inlay there mate! All of my friends play D and D and have asked me for dice boxes or other accessories before, mainly they just want me to play a campaign with them.



Also very nice to see more Oregon people on here!



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I think the more experienced folks have a lot to learn from you. That box is sensational!

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Lordie! That some very nice inlay there mate! All of my friends play D and D and have asked me for dice boxes or other accessories before, mainly they just want me to play a campaign with them.

Also very nice to see more Oregon people on here!

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Thanks! Fine wood accessories just add something to the table.

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I think the more experienced folks have a lot to learn from you. That box is sensational!
Thank you, that's very flattering!
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I realized I probably should have included what tools/techniques I used for this since I imagine people find that kind of stuff interesting, so here we go!

All of the woodworking was done with basic Ryobi shop tools (table saw, band saw (made by Wen, the only tool not from Ryobi), belt sander, drill press and a miter saw). I drew the inlay using a digital tablet and converted it to vector graphics so I could use an old Anet A8 3D printer I had converted into a laser etcher/cutter to cut the inlay pieces from veneer I had laying around, I also used it to burn an inset region to glue the inlay into the bubinga. I used powdered silver and stone, with CA glue to inlay the line work. Finally the box was finished with a coat of Tung Oil to bring out the woods natural character. Most of these advanced inlay techniques I learned from watching videos Wrymwood posted on Youtube showing their process and the basics I learned from my dad when I was growing up as well as watching tutorials from YouTubers such as Steve Ramsey and Jay Bates, look them up, they're great resources!.
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WOW Thank you Eric :). And the reason I am thanking you is because I had a stroke back in 2014 and lost a bit of my long term memory. I use to play Chainmail where D&D copy quite a few of their rules from. I had to call my sister and ask her if I ever did because I remember but it could had been a false memory. Chainmail was created back in 1971 and in 1974 a few kids in school started a club and I was a member :)

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WOW Thank you Eric :). And the reason I am thanking you is because I had a stroke back in 2014 and lost a bit of my long term memory. I use to play Chainmail where D&D copy quite a few of their rules from. I had to call my sister and ask her if I ever did because I remember but it could had been a false memory. Chainmail was created back in 1971 and in 1974 a few kids in school started a club and I was a member :)
That's a great memory! So glad to hear I could help remind you of something from your youth
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