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Daveid

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10 inch hdpe John Markus top
« on: July 03, 2016, 09:55:33 AM »

I think in other posts i may have mentioned that making my string/superglue tops off of hdpe forms that johnm sends me is incredibly easy compared to any other method i ever used...
Well,
Words can't express how much awesome:
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/143728630@N04/27436587234/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/143728630@N04/27972960711/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/143728630@N04/28015754076/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/143728630@N04/28015648696/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/143728630@N04/28050076835/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/143728630@N04/27436015073/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/143728630@N04/27436124333/

http://youtu.be/NFKTNyD4_7U
http://youtu.be/sKh45V4CTxc

This got here with perfect timing, I just finished this elephant I've been hung up on making for the last year
http://youtu.be/Q7dz2lfwWVs
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Re: 10 inch hdpe John Marcus top
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 10:03:39 AM »

Wow!  Nice pictures and I enjoyed the videos, including your elephant!  Very nice!!!
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Re: 10 inch hdpe John Marcus top
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 10:24:52 AM »

Wow! Is right!  Awesome top, it looks like more than a handful to control.
Well done Johnm and Daveid !
You are aboth men of many talents, loved the elephant music box too.  8)
Thanks for posting these.
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Re: 10 inch hdpe John Marcus top
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 10:27:13 AM »

 :o :o Incredible and beautiful ยก
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Daveid

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Re: 10 inch hdpe John Marcus top
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2016, 10:28:28 AM »

I seriously have been breaking out in hysterical giggles every half hour or so just remembering the awesome thing sitting next to me.

In the past the amazing things I've gotten from johnm come without having been finished with a tip so i can just plug a matching bolt into the threads for making my tops off of them, these newest two (10 inch and 6 inch) came finished and with a tip and a delrin insert to replace the tips for the purposes of making my tops off of the form.
the note accompanying these included stats:
6 inch:
With tip installed, overall height = 7.34 inch, maximum diameter = 5.97 inch, weight = 1.68 lbs.

10 inch:
With tip installed, overall height = 11.9 inches, maximum diameter = 9.8 inches, weight = 5.05 lbs.

Where's the infinite thank you emoji?
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Re: 10 inch hdpe John Marcus top
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 10:34:53 AM »

Every day that happens I need more than a big top. >:D >:D >:D >:D
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Daveid

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Re: 10 inch hdpe John Marcus top
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2016, 10:41:30 AM »

Wow! Is right!  Awesome top, it looks like more than a handful to control.
Well done Johnm and Daveid !
You are aboth men of many talents, loved the elephant music box too.  8)
Thanks for posting these.


Thanks, It's really quite smooth of a top, it was raining and the rope didn't care for the water... the top was great though, slick in the rain it spun in hand a lot longer than it would have and catching it it slides a little, rain play i think would be very fun if i had a water friendly cord... maybe I'll try leather.
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Re: 10 inch hdpe John Marcus top
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2016, 02:01:02 PM »

Wow! What wonderful gifts and I cannot even start to imagine what incredible glue and string tops are going to come out of them (if you can stop playing with the HDPE tops long enough!)



The photo of the top with the camera (phone) inside the top is perfect for a new photo contest  :)



By the way, did you cut the door for the musical box after you finished the elephant? That is a lot of detail you put into that elephant!
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Daveid

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Re: 10 inch hdpe John Marcus top
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2016, 02:43:52 PM »


By the way, did you cut the door for the musical box after you finished the elephant? That is a lot of detail you put into that elephant!

Yes I did, I built it with the original intent to open it up as either an experiment with the music box or as a container... i almost left it as just an elephant because the risk of messing it up seemed high, but i think the end result justified the risk.
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Re: 10 inch hdpe John Marcus top
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2016, 05:55:00 PM »

that top was made for a kingly cookie and you sir are that kingly cookie!!!
that thing is amazing, your muscles must be wrecked after working with that beast  :o

i dont know how the hell you managed to make such a detailed elephant out of string, bravo on that eh that thing looks great

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