Cylindrical Nonagon Dice

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For a statistic lecture I made a cylindrical nonagon dice, it has 9 sides excluding the two sides on each end of the cylinder.


Wood piece

I used a short wood piece as a base for the dice. Aligning a print-out of the nonagon shape helped outline the shape.

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Chipping away

Chipping small pieces away at a time eventually formed something that looked like a dice.

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Using a rotary band sanding machine helped define the edges and smoothen the sides.


The dice should be white with black digits. I found a suitable hobby paint bottle. Using a aquarell-paintbrush helped distribute the paint over the surface. I applied 3 coats, sanding down the surface on the first two coats.

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My father and a ring binder with all kinds of fonts in LetraSet form. It's essentially pre-printed fonts on a plastic sheet and can be applied to any flat surface using a round-pointy-tool, like a pencel.

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Applying and aligning the digits took some practice and time, but I think it turned out pretty well.

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To finish and protect the digits from being damaged, I applied a coat of varnish. The surface turned out gloosy and smooth.

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