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11620Re: [medieval-leather] Leather Dice Cups

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  • Diane Sawyer Dooley
    Oct 1, 2010
      Heck, ya want pre-cut rounds, Tandy sells them. And Weaver, I think.

      Tasha




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      > From: B Dunn <sage_lion@...>
      > To: medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sat, October 2, 2010 12:14:11 AM
      > Subject: RE: [medieval-leather] Leather Dice Cups
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      > I make dice cups brother, Simple enough. My leather shop had some rounds cut.
      >A rectangular body, two rounds and then three strips. One on the outside top,
      >outside bottom and then one on the inside top to make sure the dice don't
      >conveniently slide out for those who may not be on the up and up. I stitch
      >everything save for the rounds in the bottom. Those are glued.
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      > Take a look at sagelionleather.com and scroll a little bit. They can be used
      >for pens or whatnot also. Women seem to dig them as well.
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      > Take a gander and best of luck,
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      > Captain Bryan C. Dunn
      > The Sage Lion
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      > thesagelion.com
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      > To: medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com
      > From: benarnoldjr@...
      > Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 23:51:34 +0000
      > Subject: [medieval-leather] Leather Dice Cups
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      > I am doing some preliminary planning for my next college reunion. At
      >our last reunion, I made leather business card holders for my old classmates
      >and leather roses for their wives or girl friends. For the upcoming reunion,
      >I'd like very much to make dice cups for my classmates. I have not decided on
      >what to m ake their wives, etc.
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      > I've seen many photos of dice cups. They're simple enough and I can probably
      >create plans from the photos, especially if they include dimensions of height
      >and diameter. However, it would be much easier if I could get some plans and
      >maybe even a template for them. I have about fifteen to make and have plenty
      >of time, but I need to get started before much longer.
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      > [I have downloaded some photos of ancient European dice made of bone and other
      >natural materials and I might take a stab at making some of those, as well. I
      >believe I can wing it on those, since they are simple cubes of bone, or
      >whatever, and the numbers of dots on each side isn't done the same way as
      >present-day dice. The photos I downloaded include their dimensions and the
      >numbering scheme for each type. These go back more than a thousand years.]
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      > Does anyone have any plans or instructions for making dice cups? I'd be
      >particularly interested in ancient styles.
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      > Thank you in advance.
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      > Ben Arnold
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      > Ft. Lauderdale
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