Your dice deserve a rolling experience as epic as the actions they're rolled for. Load them into the Gear tumbler to power up the rotating wheel. Extra lucky rolls may move the needle featured on the lower dial. Many decorative gears, one giant spinning gear.
This tumbler can be assembled with the main wheel on either side, allowing multiple stacked units to alternate as desired.
Beautifully designed in natural birch. Ready to decorate and assemble.
Dimensions: Standalone width 5.54", depth 3.15". Height with Base Simple: 9.59" (253mm) | Height with Base Side: 9.99" (254mm).
This product is a kit that requires assembly. We recommend the use of wood glue (sold separately). We recommend painting/staining before assembly.
Designed in collaboration with Corey Young.
MADE IN THE USA
The build wasn't too bad. I shaved each tab a little to ease assembly.
Wooden dice can sometimes sit in the gear and won't turn it. Standard plastic dice work great.
It's an added bonus to your die rolls when they give the gear a good spin.
I got this a year and a half ago and have been using this in 2-4 sessions week since. It's definitely tricky to assemble, especially for someone who hasn't done something before, but it came out pretty nice - especially after taking the time to stain & paint it. The only downside I can see is that at least once or twice a session, a die (particularly bigger ones) will get stuck on the 'needle' stick and we'll have to reach inside and poke it out. Other than that, a lot of fun to use.
I have two dice towers I have created using this modular system. I have a base + plinko + loader and a base + gears + loader. Of the two, I prefer the plinko tower. See my review of that module. The problems with the gear tumbler are numerous but very minor. Each of them would be nothing at all; together, they take a 5th star off this review. The issues I have are:
* When you have the loader just above this and you load from the side compartment, the dice can miss the main gear all together. Sort of defeats the purpose.
* The gauge dial that moves when the dice hit it can capture dice and not release them into the final stage of the tumbler.
* The small holes used for some of the pieces to go onto the dowels are very thin. I had one crack slightly, but I was able to glue it into place so it is fine now.
* The inner box final assembly bear to get together. At times you have nowhere you can place any pressure to get the joints to go together as the only points where it can happen are thin areas with a lot of decoration.
* The instructions for the right-side gear are on the left page, and the instructions for the left-side gear are on the right page.
* And so on.
Overall I like it. Just not as much as the plinko, which is sad, since this is the one I was excited about. :(
It was a little harder then I thought, but I got it done and it's really neat!
Kit shipped very quickly. The whole thing looks amazing, the only challenge was keeping the axles in place until they were locked in.