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cecil

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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2016, 01:26:49 AM »

First prestain - Cabernet stain - polyurethane - last spray deft clear gloss. That's if I don't scrap it doing the outside. I'm making the top for a straight tip, and be able to change over to a bearing. I would like to see this top do a stairway to heaven and a 20 foot wire walker. And this is to much work. But when your retired you have the time. No money but Lot's of time.
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Jack

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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2016, 10:07:43 PM »

this is how excited i am to see the progress of this top and those epic tips @-@

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cecil

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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2016, 02:20:32 AM »

I LOVE crazy.
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cecil

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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2016, 03:41:31 PM »

I was able to rough the outside last night. Top is at 3 1/4 pounds.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 05:58:26 PM by cecil »
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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2016, 04:08:27 PM »

Looking great! Congratulations!

I would say that 3 1/4 lb is pretty good.
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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2016, 04:19:42 PM »

Looking great Cecil !
I cant wait to see the
finished product ;D ;D
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Jack

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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2016, 04:50:23 PM »

« Last Edit: April 25, 2016, 09:09:34 PM by Jack »
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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2016, 08:53:17 PM »

Beautiful, Cecil!  In fact, it's so pretty that I think I'd be afraid to throw it. 

I can't wait to see the progress, as it happens!
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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2016, 09:29:52 PM »

That is one Nice Top. I wish I had a place to try making tops.
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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2016, 10:01:34 PM »

That is one Nice Top. I wish I had a place to try making tops.

my good man.......... you do.........it is called............the kitchen floor @-@
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cecil

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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2016, 03:17:16 AM »

I was going to City College taking machine shop, when I finished my projects they let me make wood tops. I took one class that was three months long and made nine tops. The cost of the class - parking and gas was about $300.00 to me it was worth it. Now I go to the shop my son works at and they let me use the lathe and mill. (SOMETIMES). I live in a condo and there is no room in the garage. I would put a lathe in the back yard but it would be to much noise for the neighbors. So I don't have a lathe but I've made a lot of tops. SEEK and YE shall find.
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cecil

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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2016, 03:05:52 PM »

Well I think the outside is finished now. I hope. Still have to cut ends off make delrin washers and delrin rod to pull tip in. At this picture top is 2.9 pounds, 13/32 (.406) wall thickness and is 10 1/2 diamenter.
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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2016, 06:09:30 PM »

Wow. Nice looking top.  10" doesn't sound so big, but when you see it next to a jumbo size top it becomes clear that it is huge!
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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2016, 07:55:13 PM »

PLEASE tell me that there will be video of the first throws of this beauty!  I'm dying to see this thing spin, and would hate to think that anything might happen to it before it gets filmed....
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Re: My 10" top
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2016, 08:22:51 PM »

very pretty love to have it
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