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For an event, I want to make a big dice tower using oatmeal containers. I was thinking something like this Pringles dice tower: 5 min dice tower



How could I accurately cut the containers to do this?

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You're going to use a Quaker for a dice tower? That seems wrong somehow.
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Sagrilarus wrote:

You're going to use a Quaker for a dice tower? That seems wrong somehow.


I know; it's my nefarious plan.
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Sagrilarus wrote:

You're going to use a Quaker for a dice tower? That seems wrong somehow.


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Sagrilarus wrote:

You're going to use a Quaker for a dice tower? That seems wrong somehow.


How about the grocery store's brand?
 
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wyldeoak wrote:
For an event, I want to make a big dice tower using oatmeal containers. I was thinking something like this Pringles dice tower: 5 min dice tower



How could I accurately cut the containers to do this?

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Band saw if you have one. Otherwise, a coping saw which looks like a wire foam cutter except it is meant for wood and other material. Get a fine blade or one for plastic.

You will need to have the can in a vice.

Mark your lines and depth, cut slowly
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turbocooler wrote:
wyldeoak wrote:
For an event, I want to make a big dice tower using oatmeal containers. I was thinking something like this Pringles dice tower: 5 min dice tower



How could I accurately cut the containers to do this?

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Band saw if you have one. Otherwise, a coping saw which looks like a wire foam cutter except it is meant for wood and other material. Get a fine blade or one for plastic.

You will need to have the can in a vice.

Mark your lines and depth, cut slowly


Aren't they just cardboard? A utility knife would probably be how I'd do it.
 
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turbocooler wrote:
Otherwise, a coping saw which looks like a wire foam cutter except it is meant for wood and other material. Get a fine blade or one for plastic.

You will need to have the can in a vice.

Mark your lines and depth, cut slowly


That's the ticket! I have a coping saw, I just didn't think of it.

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cormor321 wrote:
Aren't they just cardboard? A utility knife would probably be how I'd do it.


They are cardboard. But it was hard for me to see how I could control the cut with a utility knife to make it symmetrical.
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    Dremmel tool. It's one of those things you should buy if you don't already own one.

    I don't see how you're getting a coping saw or a band saw into the container. You only have access to one side.

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Do you really want to use ramps as randomizers? I'm thinking plinko-style will be easier to do. You just have to drill holes and insert sticks in criss-cross pattern down the tube.
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Sagrilarus wrote:

    Dremmel tool. It's one of those things you should buy if you don't already own one.

    I don't see how you're getting a coping saw or a band saw into the container. You only have access to one side.

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You just start cutting from the outside so that all of the frame stays on the out side of the container. Since the surface is round, it won't be long is cutting two thicknesses: one near the handle and one near the other end of the blade.
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simpleng_bobo wrote:
Do you really want to use ramps as randomizers? I'm thinking plinko-style will be easier to do. You just have to drill holes and insert sticks in criss-cross pattern down the tube.


For this I would use a brad point bit. This type of bit is designed for wood. It has a cutting tip at the edge of each flute to cut the edge of the hole before boring out the middle. This feature will likely reduce the possibility of tearing at the edges of the hole.
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wyldeoak wrote:
cormor321 wrote:
Aren't they just cardboard? A utility knife would probably be how I'd do it.


They are cardboard. But it was hard for me to see how I could control the cut with a utility knife to make it symmetrical.


Mark your cuts before you make them. Following the line just needs a steady hand. If you need to make a guide for the marks in the first place just cut one out by tracing the container on some card stock.
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simpleng_bobo wrote:
Do you really want to use ramps as randomizers? I'm thinking plinko-style will be easier to do. You just have to drill holes and insert sticks in criss-cross pattern down the tube.

It also makes a really satisfying rain-tube style noise.
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