Chuck Stover

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ceramicwombat commented on Spore Dice Set by ceramicwombat
6 days ago
Spore Dice Set
ceramicwombat @felixisdanger Thanks! They do feel ultra-light in plastic. They are usable but lighter than standard resin dice.
ceramicwombat commented on Labyrinthine Die6 by ceramicwombat
17 days ago
Labyrinthine Die6
ceramicwombat @DoWhileGeek Yep. A standard d6 is 16mm high/wide/long, this one is 30mm. The volume and weight is about 5x one of my standard-sized d6s.
ceramicwombat @DoWhileGeek This die is already hollow. The walls are 2mm thick at most, and I can't reduce the dimensions at any point without making it unprintable.
ceramicwombat @AndyDay303 Thanks! While I tried to balance the mass on each side, I haven't rolled it enough to know if it has a bias.
ceramicwombat @Fonstw Yep, If you start at the 1 side, the correct path passes through each of the numbers in order until it reaches the 6.
ceramicwombat commented on Thorn Die6 by ceramicwombat
29 days ago
Thorn Die6
ceramicwombat @Skritch No, they are balanced. Each side has the same mass and symmetry except for the numbering (much like most dice).
Soft-Boiled Geodesics now available at http://shpws.me/MOIK Soft-Boiled Geodesic (6cm)
ceramicwombat commented on Botanical Dice Set by ceramicwombat
October 11, 2016
Botanical Dice Set
ceramicwombat @evenstar Wow! Thanks for sharing the photo. Those look great.
ceramicwombat @fbcc9ed Thanks! The Shapeways stainless often has bronze notes to it. However, the ones in the video are "inked" with dark green acrylic paint.
ceramicwombat @evenstar Matte Bronze Steel ships in 11 business days.
ceramicwombat @Bruntic Thanks! These are a tiny bit bigger than my Large Dice Set. A size comparison of all my sets is at http://i.imgur.com/ypysb2A.jpg
ceramicwombat @whereswalden90 I ink them by painting them with a thin acrylic paint, allowing them to dry, and then rubbing them with a rough cloth. The only difference in the mass on each side is in the numbering. Other than this, each side of a die has the same shape and mass.
ceramicwombat commented on Thorn Dice Set by ceramicwombat
October 3, 2016
Thorn Dice Set
ceramicwombat @Iamnoone The matte black steel is a plating added to standard stainless prints. Shapeways charges extra for this. The difference in look is because of different lighting conditions in the pictures. In low light, they don't have much shine and can have green or brown tones. In high light, they do shine a bit despite the matte finish and appear to be a bluer shade of black.
ceramicwombat @punchthisin Yes, I saw that video when it came out! It was the high point of my month.
ceramicwombat @draco1 Shapeways renamed that material to Polished Bronze Steel. Same finish, different name.
ceramicwombat @jamespatrickjp The only difference between sides is the mass of the numbers. I have used these for five years now and have not noticed a bias in any of them.
ceramicwombat @Azulveer Thanks! Nope, I'm from the US. I enjoy wombats because I think they are great utility mammals.
ceramicwombat commented on Thorn Dice Set with Decader by ceramicwombat
September 19, 2016
Thorn Dice Set with Decader
ceramicwombat @Jollyjon Hello. Shapeways probably sent your d20 to someone else by mistake. Please contact service@shapeways.com with the picture of what you received and they will send you the d20.
ceramicwombat @BrodieF I'm glad you like them! Please contact service@shapeways.com with that picture and the order number so they can replace the d10 with the broken bit.
ceramicwombat @judsondommer Those are bits of polishing medium. Sometimes they get trapped in details and are not removed by production staff. A pin or xacto blade work great for removing these bits.
ceramicwombat @forgotten_reaper Yes, that sounds like a bug.
ceramicwombat @Khaleesi Hah! Thanks for sharing!
ceramicwombat @pjfreej It's a d10 numbered by 10s (10, 20, 30...). You roll it with a d10 to produce d100 results.
ceramicwombat @bhawk2021 They are supposed to be polished in a barrel tumbler but it looks like your set was taken out too soon. I'd try the casing tumbler first, as it will be easier than the Dremel method.
ceramicwombat @leucochroic I don't have a shop-specific FAQ. However, the print lines are the stair-step effect you can faintly see on some parts of the picture above. Polishing removes much of this but some usually remains.
ceramicwombat @appalachiansabrecat The gold steel is plating. It does rub off if you keep a whole set in one bag and let them rub together. The plating won't rub off from normal use.
ceramicwombat @speedsoccer The plain stainless steel version can be polished carefully with a dremel tool. Any of the coated stainless steels can't be polished without destroying the finish.
ceramicwombat commented on Moiré Die6 by ceramicwombat
September 9, 2016
Moiré Die6
ceramicwombat @AndyDay303 Yes, this die is balanced. The only difference in mass on each side is the numbers, and the difference is negligible.
ceramicwombat @sonantsea Probably the closest in size and pattern would be my Ring Dice Set at https://www.shapeways.com/shops/madebywombat?section=Ring+Dice+Set&sort=
ceramicwombat @sonantsea This is a 17mm d6, slightly larger than a standard d6. The Woven Die4 would fit proportionately with it. If I were to make other dice with this pattern, they would be quite huge.
Large Dice Set with Decader
ceramicwombat @Fortane Nice! Thanks for sharing pics!
ceramicwombat @zulujim Please E-mail your order number to me at chuck@madebywombat.com. I'll make sure they double-check they are sending you plain stainless and not bronze.
ceramicwombat @zulujim Did Shapeways send you a bronze set? If so, please send your order number and a picture of the incorrect dice to service@shapeways.com to have this error corrected.
Sputnik Dice Set With Decader
ceramicwombat @reidzilla Yes, metallic plastic is not available on these dice and many of my others because metallic plastic is brittle and, at smaller scales, obscures detail. The material is not a good fit for models this small and detailed.
ceramicwombat @guandar Shapeways doesn't ink the models but the process is very easy. You paint the dice in acrylic paint, wait for it to dry, and then polish the dice with a rough cloth. The process takes about a half hour for a complete set. I did mine in blue but a friend did his in translucent red acrylic and they look quite sharp.
ceramicwombat commented on Top Die12 by ceramicwombat
April 26, 2016
Top Die12
ceramicwombat @toby_kintay Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy them!
ceramicwombat commented on Dice Set by ceramicwombat
April 11, 2016
Dice Set
ceramicwombat @Vacans I think the dice in the picture you reference are plain stainless. They are not inked.
ceramicwombat commented on Joyful Code Pendant by ceramicwombat
February 27, 2016
Joyful Code Pendant
ceramicwombat @3Diego SketchUp Pro and Blender
ceramicwombat commented on Thorn Die10 by ceramicwombat
February 16, 2016
Thorn Die10
ceramicwombat @HealixLevington Hello. They tried to print this one in the polished cast metals and it failed too many times. I don't know how the decader can be produced but this one can't, but Shapeways says it's not possible.
ceramicwombat commented on Top Die4 by ceramicwombat
December 22, 2015
Top Die4
ceramicwombat @jana_83 The stony bits are polishing medium and can be picked out with a pin or xacto blade. However, it looks like this model was not left in the polishing tumbler by the metal printing techs for long enough. Please contact service@shapeways.com with your order number and the picture below with this issue.
ceramicwombat commented on DoubleSize Thorn Die20 by ceramicwombat
December 17, 2015
ceramicwombat commented on Top Die10 by ceramicwombat
September 18, 2015
Top Die10
ceramicwombat @hartford Thanks for sharing the pic!
ceramicwombat commented on Elder Futhark Die24 by ceramicwombat
August 20, 2015
Elder Futhark Die24
ceramicwombat @elizaphn Glad you like them!
ceramicwombat commented on Caltrop Die4 by ceramicwombat
August 11, 2015
ceramicwombat commented on Sputnik Die4 by ceramicwombat
August 11, 2015
Sputnik Die4
ceramicwombat @Fonstw These wouldn't hurt to step n as much as my Caltrop Die4 or Thorn Die4.
ceramicwombat commented on Thorn Die20 by ceramicwombat
July 29, 2015
Thorn Die20
ceramicwombat @Iggi Glad you like them! Thanks for sharing the photo.
ceramicwombat commented on Thorn Die20 Ornament by ceramicwombat
June 9, 2015
Thorn Die20 Ornament
ceramicwombat @s_k_dowse Nope, this is a fully-functional die (just large enough to be used as an ornament).
ceramicwombat commented on Rolling Bell Die20 by ceramicwombat
May 18, 2015
Rolling Bell Die20
ceramicwombat @LordVictorHalgaard Nope, no chance of a metal version at this time. The Shapeways metal printing methods don't allow for moving parts.
Pinwheel Dice Set with Decader
ceramicwombat @stephmcrawford The production time varies by material. Click on the material in which you are interested at https://www.shapeways.com/materials?li=nav to see how long it will take your order to reach you.
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