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Why did I take this Project to Kickstarter?

Even though I have made a prototype with my hobby CNC mill, in order to get the dice into your hands I need to commission a machine shop to make them for me in bulk with machines that have a higher feed rates and better CNC tools than my simple hobby mill. The added time and labor to machine this complex design adds to the price, as well as all the costs for the different materials that is being offered. In summary I need your help to purchase the raw materials and to have them professionally and precision machined.

Video of Dice in SolidWorks  - Virtual Machining.

Videos of Floating Face Dice being Machined on CNC Mill.

Dice Details

I want to offer Lucky Dice's - Floating Face Dice in four (4) different material types to start. They will be made from Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Brass and Copper. 

6 Anodized Aluminum Colors, Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper
6 Anodized Aluminum Colors, Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper

 Each die will be precision machined from a solid piece of metal into 2 pieces.  This will turn them into  Floating Face dice. The middle of the die is loose and moves freely, but will not come out.  Currently I am only offering them in the size of 3/4" or approximately 19 mm.  The Aluminum dice will be milled down and shaped and then be anodized.  That way the pips and the floating feature machined into each side will show off the bare aluminum and give a really good contrast to the anodized surface!

There will also be 2 different "Floating" styles that can be ordered and 2 Different "Solid" styles.  

The first style has a simple fillet around all the edges and still maintains its square look. - I call these Floating Face Fillet

Floating Face Fillet Bare Aluminum
Floating Face Fillet Bare Aluminum
Floating Fillet Red Anodized
Floating Fillet Red Anodized
Floating Fillet Side View
Floating Fillet Side View

The second style has rounded corners to give it a hybrid look between square and round. - I call these Floating Face Round

Floating Face Round Bare Aluminum
Floating Face Round Bare Aluminum
Floating Rounded Red Anodized
Floating Rounded Red Anodized
Top two rows shows Anodized Aluminum, Bottom Row - Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper
Top two rows shows Anodized Aluminum, Bottom Row - Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper

I am going to offer the above dice in SOLID forms as well.

I call these two Regular "Solid" Fillet and Regular "Solid" Rounded

Regular Fillet Red Anodized
Regular Fillet Red Anodized
Regular "Solid" Rounded Corners
Regular "Solid" Rounded Corners

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Size Comparison

3/4" (19mm) Al Prototypes next to 16mm Round and Fillet Dice
3/4" (19mm) Al Prototypes next to 16mm Round and Fillet Dice

Anodized Color Options

Any Aluminum dice that are ordered will come Anodized.  You can choose from 6 color options pictured/labelled below.  You can specify a color for each individual dice or order all in one color.

Metal FUDGE / FATE DICE

Finally the hardest dice to find in variety are coming in METAL!

Precision Machined from 16mm Solid Blocks of Aluminum (Anodized), Stainless Steel, Brass, & Copper.  Have the most rare FUDGE / FATE Dice Around.  Fudge dice that come from a plastic mold, made from wood, or low quality metal molded ones won't hold a candle to these!

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Top Left - Floating Fillet in Anodized Aluminum, Top Right - Floating Rounded in Stainless Steel, Bottom Left Solid Fillet in Brass, Bottom Right  - Solid Rounded in Copper
Top Left - Floating Fillet in Anodized Aluminum, Top Right - Floating Rounded in Stainless Steel, Bottom Left Solid Fillet in Brass, Bottom Right - Solid Rounded in Copper
16mm Bare Aluminum Solid Rounded Prototype
16mm Bare Aluminum Solid Rounded Prototype
Fudge Solid Rounded Pledge List
Fudge Solid Rounded Pledge List
Fudge Solid Fillet Pledge List
Fudge Solid Fillet Pledge List
Fudge Floating Styles Pledge List
Fudge Floating Styles Pledge List

Thanks!

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project! Please look over the rewards I have to offer for your support and consider backing Floating Face Dice!

Risks and challenges

Depending on the number of dice that are ordered will vastly determine the time to produce all of the dice as well as ship all of them to the backers.
I plan on being as transparent as possible and provide regular updates because I know how it feels to not get a response to a burning question.
With my background in Product Development and being a Mechanical Engineer I know how to meet deadlines and expectations. But if something were to arise that is going to delay production or delivery I have been in that boat before and know how to push Manufacturers into pushing my item to the top of the list of priorities.

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