Leather-lined Dice Tower
My son and daughter-in-law are avid board gamers, so when I drew my son's name for Christmas, I decided I'd make him a dice tower. In an attempt to reduce noise, I elected to cover every "impact" surface with leather. If I were to make these for sale, I'm not sure I'd bother. It complicated assembly, and I'm unconvinced that the reduction in clatter was worth the effort. Nevertheless, I'm glad I did for this one-off version.
There are three internal baffles, two that jostle the dice side-to-side and one that redirects them out the front. I cut stopped dados for these on the CNC machine. The dragon motif was also done on the CNC. The box joints for the tray were done on the table saw.
Woods used: hard maple and cherry. I finished with couple coats of 1 1/2 lb shellac followed by a couple coats of rattle can lacquer. Again, if I were doing a production run of these, I think I'd just use Osmo Polyx for speed and simplicity.