UPDATE. Now will work with any thickness material, just edit scad file.
Simple and sturdy. Takes reasonably large dice. Can be made out of acrylic or plywood. ~3mm cardboard works great too.
Completed design will be decorated with Battletech tables engravings.
Tower shown in pictures is a full size mockup, it will be remade from acrylic when design is fully complete.
My acrylic turned out to be 0.11" rather than 0.13, so I just redesigned it in OpenSCAD to make it parametric.
New files -
007 - scad version - lets you to choose your material thickness and then export to svg or dxf. (to avoid scaling issues save as dxf and then follow an old instruction below)
008 - my design ready to cut with 0.11" acrylic.
009 - same as 008 but in svg so you can tinker with it.
Instructions below are outdated.
Included are 3 files: dwg was made in DraftSight and is the source file for the project; dxf was saved as intermediate to be opened with Inkscape; pdf is ready to lasercut with Epilog Mini 24 laser (assuming you are okay with plain design).
To add stuff for engraving:
- Open dxf file with Inkscape
- Make sure "Use automatic scaling to A4" is disabled and "Manual scaling factor" is set to 25.4
- When imported, set units to inches and canvas size to your laser cutter size (24x12 in my case)
- Select imported objects and ungroup them.
- Select all, set line color to black and line width to 0.001"
- Add your design for engraving where desired
- Save result as pdf
- Lasercut the project
- Assemble together using glue