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Thor

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Re: Steel Tips for Large Tops
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2016, 10:06:42 PM »

I made v2 as well.
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ta0

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Re: Steel Tips for Large Tops
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2016, 11:11:29 AM »

I made v2 as well.

They look great! In what kind of lathe are you making these? How long does it take you to make one?
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Thor

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Re: Steel Tips for Large Tops
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2016, 02:32:11 PM »

I have a small Jet BD-920 lathe. If I wasnt using scrap pieces from another project it would take 20 to 30 minutes to do the lathe work. I had small pieces of 4140 heat treat left over but was at 1.250in in size so I had a bit of time bringing it down to size. 4140 is also very hard material and might be a bit over kill I think I migh  pick up some stainless an try it as well.
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Sabaspin

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Re: Steel Tips for Large Tops
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2016, 09:08:38 PM »

They look great!
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dazzlingdave

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Re: Steel Tips for Large Tops
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2016, 01:35:37 PM »

 In the last two spintops I have made, I have used both tips Thor made for me.

Both are acceptable, but I think I like the earlier version better. The shorter length allowed me to remove more material on the inside of the top to make it lighter weight. I also liked the wider profile coming off the tip into the top body.

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