Start with an 8' length of 4 x 4
Since a 4 x 4" is actually 3-1/2", cut the 8 foot length down into 3-1/2" section. You will get 4 sets of dice from the eight foot length.
Once all of the blocks have been cut, it's time to sand them smooth. I used 220 grit sandpaper. This helps "seal" the grain end of each block.
Next, round the new edges of each block by passing the new sharp edges across the routing table that is set up with a 1/4" round over bit.
If you don't have a router, you can sand these edges to remove the sharpness.
I used a wood burning tool to mark the "holes" on the dice.
I clear sealer can be applied after all the holes have been marked.
The painted dice are my favorite and were so easy to make! I made a stencil and used a stencil brush to "stipple" on the white dots. (I made the stencil with a stencil blank and my electronic cutting machine, but you could also make one out of heavy cardstock and use a small lid to trace the circles. Cut out the circles and you have a stencil!)
Of course I had to make a set with my favorite team's colors!