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3D Printed Practice Handbells - BACKGROUND
I have been Playing, Teaching and Directing Handbells for almost 40 years and during this time numerous Ringers have commented to me that they would love to be to Practice at home during the week. Since I've been making Practice Handbells, I've been distributing them to our choir members and they report that having these Practice Handbells at home has really helped them in the weekly church practice sessions and in performances.
However, purchasing bells for yourself can be expensive, especially if your Director moves ringers to different positions for different pieces.
Since I've been making Practic Handbells, I've been distributing them to our choir members and they report that having these Practice Handbells at home has really helped them in the weekly church practice sessions and in performances.

The 'old' recommended way of Practicing at Home was to use something like:
Large Ladels; which give some experience of Handle Length, but no real Handbell FEEL and certainly, no SOUND.
or
Salad Bottles Filled with something like Beans to increase their weight; Good for getting a feel for the weight of some Bells, but hard to handle and practice most Handbell Techniques.

With the recent introduction of 3D printing, I decided to see what 3D printer Handbells might look like and address the question; could Handbells be Designed and 3D Printed which might be useful for Home Practicing?

The following is a description of the Practice Handbells I offer and an opportunity to purchase 1 or more Practice Handbells.

Here's a General Description of Practice Handbells:

  • Approximate Size (60 mm Dia.) and Shape of a Standard A5 Handbell Bell
    Future Practice handbells will be available in A4 Siza(approx. 80 mm Dia) and A6 Size(approx. 40 mm Dia.)
  • One-Way Ringing Clapper with Rubber Sound Absorber
  • Can be Used to practice Many Diffferent Handbell Techniques
    1. Thumb Damp (TD)
    2. Martellato (MART)
    3. Shake (SK)
    4. Swing
    5. Mart-Lift
    6. Mallet, both On and Off the Table
    7. Vibrate (VB)
    8. Gyro
  • They are especially useful for the Solo Ringer who uses Church owned Handbells.
  • They would be considerably less expensive than purchasing a full set of 2 Octaves of bronze handbells
  • They are NOT Labeled with the Individual NOTES.(COMING SOON)
  • They are Available in a Range of Colors to Simulate Sharps and Flats:
    1. Bronze
    2. Copper
    3. Pink
    4. Blue
    5. Yellow
    6. Green
    7. Black
    8. Violet
    9. Silver
    10. Red
    11. And MORE Available on Request
  • They are MARKED with Dots to Indicate Ringing-Direction.
  • Makes a SOUND, just not a Melodic Tone like Bronze Bells
  • Light Weight for long extended Practice Sessions
  • Great for developing Dexterity with Handbells
  • No Gloves Needed
  • Do NOT Require POLISHING
  • Low INTRODUCTORY STARTING PRICE: $9.99/Bell + FREE SHIPPING

  • PURCHASING BRONZE PRACTICE HANDBELL
    SELECT THE DESIRED PRACTICE HANDBELL (COLOR and SIZE)