Rolling Bell Die20

Rolling Bell Die20 3d printed In stainless steel and inked
In stainless steel and inked
Not For Sale


IN: 1.225 w x 1.225 d x 1.225 h
CM: 3.112 w x 3.112 d x 4.296 h


Would you be able to produce this without the bell pendulum? Because I would still buy that in a heart beat. I want this thing so bad!
May 22, 2013, 8:16 pm
What you need is a groove around the bell, like a bearing race, that a BB rolls in. Anyone can add their own BB. The outer race would have a little bumps in it just like the "clapper" of the bell roller. The BB would have to roll into the race down one of the arms or something. That would make it *almost* impossible to lose the BB. I kind of want to draw this in solidworks now :)
January 23, 2013, 6:22 am
So, i talked to you about this bell a while ago, and ever since i first saw this and have seen your reasons for not being able to make it, i keep trying to come up with new ways it would work. Now, i don't do any 3D printing, so i don't know how much you've fiddled with it, trying new things, but Caleb's idea with the ball and socket seems like a good plan. Another i thought to be simple would be have the die come in 3 separate pieces, and require assembly when received. You'd have the bell, the arrow, or pin, and then almost like a "cap" for the end. The arrow's head that points to the number could be trimmed down to fit into the hole whereas the ball end of the arrow would be a loose fit, even after the cap is placed on by means of industrial glue, etc. Now, i don't know how the policy of moving parts is, even though i've tried locating it to find a workaround, but there's got to be a way around it, or a way to make the die more efficient to be able to be produced. Or maybe you've given up on it for now, hopefully it'll work once the 3D printing technology becomes more advanced. Two more things: ~Apparently, someone printed a functional rifle with a 3D printer. I just thought that was a cool and interesting fact, as being able to make a gun with printing machines? DAMN! ~This might be unfair to everyone who are also interested in this die, but if you have any of the manufactured dice(if you did end up being able to print any before they said "no more"), i'd love to purchase one from you, or if it went up on eBay or something. I fully understand if you decline, i just thought i might check. Anyways, Good luck on your future dice crafting, i know i'll be stopping in now and again to check out new models.
August 1, 2012, 9:22 am
Nope, I have not.
July 21, 2012, 10:42 pm
Any chance you have figured out a new way to manufacture this?
July 21, 2012, 9:11 pm
I have been looking at this die since I bought my Thorn dice earlier in the year. This is by far my favorite of your designs. I hope you are able to sell it again one day.
May 1, 2012, 3:34 pm
Man, I really, really want one of these. Any chance of leaving the moving arm off? Or making it something that has to be purchased separate?
April 28, 2012, 7:43 am
This is AMAZING, I will defiantly buy one if you change the design so it can be sold again.
February 2, 2012, 8:25 am
This has to be one of the coolest die I've ever seen. If only you you were able to sell it. Have you thought about ebay or etsy?
September 11, 2011, 8:41 am
Hmmm...that is a good idea. I'll have to fiddle around with that idea. Thanks!
June 29, 2011, 5:07 pm
Perhaps removing the moving part from the main design and making it a separate piece that is attached later? This could be done by having a pin and socket assembly on the moving rod. The ball at the end would be perfect for that. All that would be needed to assemble would be a little glue.
June 29, 2011, 4:13 pm
The print failed too many times per working model produced. The moving part of the model is the part that failed. I don't think I can make it work without the moving part, so this model will sadly not be made available again unless Shapeways changes their policy on moving parts in prints.
January 18, 2011, 9:53 pm
Why is this one no longer available? Do you plan to revise it?
January 15, 2011, 6:23 pm
July 10, 2010, 11:08 pm
I use black acrylic gesso. Paint it on, wait for it to dry, and then rub the model down with felt or another soft cloth. It will stay in the low points and crevices but rubs off the high points. This only works on stainless steel models. I tried it on a plastic Shapeways model, and it doesn't look good.
June 20, 2010, 12:30 am
what do you use to ink these? thanks..
June 20, 2010, 12:25 am