This was an interesting project. One of them did not turn out as well as I hoped. Oak tends to chip. Tiny magnets are a real pain to glue in.
This beautiful piece of wood was passed on from an instrument builder, it looks like a perfect species for a fretboard. It’s 1-1/4″ thick. I desire 7/8″ for dice to slide, and 13/16″ is narrow enough to make them wedge.
I have some narrow gauge saw blades but not nearly so thin as a band saw blade. So if my kerf is 1/8″, I have problems. I cannot see how to make dice boxes tall enough to have the nice presentation face as a lid without using a separate 6″ slab to cut from.
It might be possible to carefully join a second piece of wood into the spare 4″ scrap from four 6″ boxes, but pairing this wood with something uninspiring is unattractive. I don’t have an acrylic mix, which might be fun.
I’m unsure how to finish this wood, too. Is linseed going to darken it? I used linseed on Jesse’s bass neck and it was perfect, but that was totally different wood. I guess it would be sensible to cut a piece off the end and treat it to see the effect.
I came across a 2×6 scrap of what I’ve been told is maple. I sawed it up into a few dice boxes that I’m using my router to hollow. Each is going to be finished with linseed oil, but constructed in slightly different manners. This one is the first time I’ve used brass threaded inserts, which are surprisingly fragile.
I enjoy the look of the separation that exposed the grain.
And three magnets seem to keep it closed well enough. I might use more or use bigger magnets on the next ones.
Let’s get on Discord Saturday and test out our voice connection, troubleshoot any problems.
Given the Whatcom County health recommendations to avoid groups of 10 or more, and the general minimization of activities at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, our D&D group meetings are suspended. I would encourage participants to move games online. There are already several members on Discord (a chat app) and it will be possible to play games remotely.
Please reach out for any connection details if you would like them.
Sorry for being tardy on this. Here’s the March Schedule:
Mar 1 No Game
Mar 8 game!
Mar 15 game!
Mar 22 game!
Mar 29 game!
Bellingham Folk Festival is Feb 24-Feb 26th.
We do not know what the March schedule is at this time. This post will be updated when events like rehearsals are scheduled.
The AWOL gnomes from Faroth island stole a jeweled sword from a Yuan-ti captain. This news is heard by the Thieves Dragon Guild, established by Rodorax hundreds of years ago. This jeweled sword interests him in his dreams, and Rodorax’s dream voice speaks to the guild leader, establishing a grand bounty on the sword. Bring the sword to the cairn east of Galentaspar and be paid richly.
Well, what proud, devious and frustrated naval commander would not pay for such knowledge? What will happen when they all meet and the cairn east of Galentaspar? Who else has ears on that string, who would send our heros on their quest?
There will be OWL classes on Nov 24 and not Dec 1. Dec 1 is also a travelling holiday for many people. Let’s move our Dec 1 game to Nov 24.
Bring your warm cloak, lantern and brace for the cold. Trek to the Reynolds’ for an afternoon DnD adventure that will leave you spooked!
Please bring your favorite drinks and other GF or other diet preferences. Jed will be grilling varieties of giant fingers (pork) at 5pm, Eloise will be baking witch’s fingers, and maybe we’ll snack on sweet plucked eyeballs for snacks!