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pplgrande

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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2010, 09:55:29 PM »

That is a very nice trompo Dylan, I can only imagine how nice is going to be when is spinning :)
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Cymbal Monkey

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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2010, 10:12:20 PM »

John, I used a curved scraper for most of the shaping of the outside and a parting tool for the "crown" or whatever it's called, a 2" forstner bit for the hollow out, after which I used a parting tool to clean up the bore (our last hollowing tool broke a few days prior).

This was turned on a massive floor lathe, and a live center was used almost throughout the whole process. I hope to get myself a set of ceramic chisels but I can't find em!

And of course if you hit me up at nats or worlds, you can throw it   :D
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jim in paris

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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2010, 04:40:43 AM »



::another friend in shavings:::great !

that's a huge top Dylan , and really beautiful !! BRAVO !!
for a first try , it a Hit !

the weight distribution should be optimal...
but
 the overall mass of 1kg might keep you busy at throwing for some time..
get the teach to give a try  ;) ;)

bravo again , very fine work

jim
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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2010, 11:35:53 AM »

Thanks, Jim!

Oh I forgot to mention, the shape was inspired by the Throwback, which was my favorite bearing shape at the time. (I hadn't gotten to use on of MrYo's tops. (the shorter, heavier ones))
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cecil

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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2016, 03:32:51 AM »

I thought I was going to have the first segmented top. Then I found this beautiful top on search and was amazed at such beautiful work. Is there any video of this beau-ti in action?
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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2016, 12:01:16 PM »

Love it!

Nice work Dylan.


Dave

I would also see how this turned out in video!
« Last Edit: February 22, 2016, 12:30:06 PM by dazzlingdave »
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yollector

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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2016, 08:37:49 PM »


 That's is ::::::::::::::::
          SWEET !
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cecil

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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2016, 05:43:36 PM »

This is the best looking segmented top I've see. Is there any video of this top in action? Is there a video of Erick's black walnut top doing tricks? This is the top that inspired me to make a large segmented top. That's why sharing is so important.
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cecil

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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2017, 02:57:42 PM »

Is this top in ACTION? Or just a dust collector. If I had a metal lathe I would  make a tip for the top. All he would have to do is pay shipping - bearings - material. Maybe some one on the form can do it. This top needs to FLY. So BEAUTIFUL.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 11:49:23 PM by cecil »
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: So I'm making this top...
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2017, 05:31:34 PM »

Gorgeous top, Dylan, and hollow too! And all the more remarkable as a first try.

Would you share some stats? I'd be interested to hear any or all of the following (for the top as is without tip)...
Total mass
Max outer radius
Max inner radius
Total height when vertical
Height of max outer radius when vertical
Height of max inner radius when vertical

Does the wall thickness change much with height?

Thanks!
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