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posted by Mark @ 3:01 PM
Here is a link of the ones I made out of foam board and hot glue.http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/910505/battleloreThey are light, durable, work really well and only cost $10 for a sheet of the foam board. I will post plans on how to make.
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here is the right linkhttp://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/910505/battlelore
Here are a few DIY links... If you use wood instead of foamboard, you can get adhesive-backed foam at the craft store to stick on so that the dice don't make so much noise banging down the tower...http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Formboard-Dice-Tower/http://kingworkscreative.blogspot.com/2010/10/dnd-40k-diy-dice-tower-step-by-step.htmlhttp://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/34099/the-single-page-dice-tower-v-1-1And just for something different -- http://www.geeknews.net/2008/01/02/very-cool-diy-dice-tower
I am 95% complete on my wood dice tower using these instructions:http://pshobbyshed.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-to-build-dice-tower-or-how-i-did.htmlI am pleased with the results but not totally satisfied. It's a functional dice tower that will probably impress most people. However, being a perfectionist and aficionado of quality woodwork, I was humbled by my lack of relevant skills for this project.Here are a few lessons I learned in the process:-First of all, I appreciate this guy sharing his plans and experience on his blog.-The plans given make very efficient use of the wood and are very easy to follow for a beginner.-There's been some inflation since 2006, so the cost of materials came out to around $12.00 at the craft store. -The drawback of this design is that the tower is permanently afixed to the dice tray. I modified the design by not attaching the dice tray to the tower for easier storage. I can also use the tower with a bigger tray when needed.Carlos had a dice tower that was slightly smaller than the tray so that it could fit inside for compact storage. I don't know if he bought it or made it himself. The next dice tower I built will incorporate this feature.-Slapping 4 pieces of wood together does not make a good box--the wood from Hobby Lobby was warped just enough that I had to use tack nails to get them to fit together. If or when I make another one, I will attempt a more advanced design.-Lining the insides with felt took a little patience but the results were well worth the effort. -When putting the ramps inside the tower, make sure you leave enough space for the front of the tower to be glued on.Overall I am pleased with my little project and look forward to attempting again.
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